Up until now Teresa Giudice has managed to wiggle her way out of absolutely everything. She has been one of those celebs that has never truly had to be accountable. Fans of The Real Housewives of New Jersey have watched her find a way to blame everyone else for her constant bad behavior and rather than resolve things people give up and just distance themselves from her instead.
I don’t think anyone was too shocked when Teresa and her husband, Joe Giudice were handed a 39-count indictment yesterday, not because we saw it coming, but because they both have proven in front of rolling cameras to have no moral code. Joe actually admitted mortgage fraud as far back as in 2007 and now the feds seem to have proof that Teresa submitted fake W-2′s in order to secure loans and property. That’s just the tip of the legal iceberg but any way you look at it, this is going to end pretty badly for both of them.
Joe has already looking at a fraud charge for attempting to get a fake driver’s license. That case has been referenced on the show and in true Jersey fashion they have often mentioned the possibility of Joe “going away”. Now what? They have four young daughters and both of them could be looking at 50 years in jail! My guess is that Teresa will try to shift all of the blame onto her husband because finally she’s in a position where she has to save herself. I don’t believe for one second that Teresa was in the dark about her husband’s chronic bad business practices but I bet she’s going to try and play it that way, don’t you think?
Conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud carries a maximum prison sentence of 20 years, while bank fraud carries a maximum of 30 years. The Giudices are set to appear in United States District Court in Newark, New Jersey today. Are you going to keep an eye on this case? Tell us your thoughts about the Giudices now that this has been revealed in the comments below!
Update: Teresa and Joe surrendered to authorities and were released on $500,000 bail each! They were forced to surrender their passports and restricted to NJ and NY – they will be arraigned in federal court in NJ on August 14. Joe is not a US citizen and is subject to drug testing as part of his bail conditions. Joe and Teresa each face 30 years if convicted.