Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Teresa and Joe Giudice plead guilty to several fraud charges on March 4. Both are facing prison time, but are asking the court to stagger their sentences.
Per TMZ, Teresa and Joe don’t want to do their jail time concurrently because they want to be able to care for their 4 daughters. Previously Joe said if they did go to jail the girls (Gia, Gabriella, Milania and Audriana) would live with his brother. They’d be better off, no?
It’s been reported Teresa is hoping for house arrest. She is wants to keep her girls with her and in their home. Teresa could continue filming Real Housewives of New Jersey from her house. I agree this would be a good option for her if the judge allows it. Teresa is the breadwinner of the family. If she can keep working she can pay the attorneys and keep the family afloat. Also, if Joe went away while she did house arrest they could both do their sentences together.
There probably won’t be a house arrest option for Joe. Per Hollywood Life, his lawyer Miles Feinstein says Joe will do prison time and will probably be deported back to Italy. Miles told the website “He was not a citizen, but he has no history of violence. It could be possible for him to be deported. Some of these counts alone carry 20 years. You serve the time and then you are deported but the US attorney’s office has no say. We will find this out some time after sentencing [in July] if they are going to take action. The judge told him today that he could be deported.” Let’s hope he is deported – why do we need scum like that in the USA?
Season 6 of Real Housewives of New Jersey is currently filming. Since the Giudices won’t be sentenced until July Teresa can keep working on the show. Bravo will of course exploit the situation as much as possible. The show was a ratings loser for the past 2 years. Something juicy like the Giudice’s court footage should land them a bigger audience. Andy Cohen is probably drooling over the fact that he got lucky. Is Andy a parasite? If the Giudices had their court appearance on the original date in April he may not have gotten what he wanted.
Teresa also has some appearances scheduled before she goes back to court. She is set to attend the spring Posche Fashion Show on March 19. I don’t expect Teresa to skip appearances. She did not hide in her house when she was indicted. I’m sure she will continue to go about her normal life as much as possible. Please participate in our poll below and let us know what you think.
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