On March, 4th Teresa and Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice plead guilty to Teresa pleaded guilty to four counts of money fraud and Joe to five in an attempt to serve less jail time. Teresa faces between 21 and 27 months in prison and her husband faces up to 46 months. But now the Real Housewives of New Jersey stars have a new request for the judge: that they serve their respective potential jail times separately so that someone will always be available to take care of their four daughters. The couple are parents to Gia, 13, Gabriella, 9, Milania, 8, and Audriana, 4. Joe’s attorney Miles Feinstein said:
“Because of substantial hardship with the kids, we are hoping staggering of sentences does occur. I’ve had it in a few cases where both parents are sentenced to jail time but we stagger the time so both parents are not away from their kids at once. We’re hoping Teresa does not go to jail. The great likelihood is that Joe will get some jail time. There’s no doubt about it. It’s just a matter of how long. Joe could be deported. I think it would be a tremendous injustice, given that he’s been here since he was 1 year old. His parents and brothers have been naturalized, and Teresa and the children are citizens. Joe not getting U.S. citizenship, just slipped through the cracks. He could have gotten it easily. He thought he was a citizen, as did everyone else. The fact that he wasn’t was brought up in the state case, he didn’t know up until then.”
The couple were originally facing up to fifty years in a federal prison after being indicted on 41 counts of bank fraud, mail fraud, and tax evasion. Allegedly the pair faked mortgaged applications, W-2’s, and Joe failed to file taxes from 2004 to 2008. What are your thoughts? Post your comments below.
Source: US Magazine
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