When Teresa and Joe Giudice strolled into court last week they ended up pleading guilty to some of the 41 counts of fraud that they had been charged with. It was a move that may have surprised some of their fans but in truth the move was quite strategic. No doubt Teresa and Joe realized that after the government had spent years building a case against them, winning was going to be impossible. According to the March 17th print edition of US Weekly the couple decided that accepting a plea deal was in the best interest of the entire family. Supposedly they didn’t want their four daughters to be hurt by the damage and crazy press coverage that a trial would have brought. HA!
This might be the first time in years that Teresa wanted her kids to avoid media coverage. Usually she seems to be shoving them in front of the cameras and I’m not buying that they suddenly want to protect the kids for one minute. If that was truly the case then they wouldn’t have decided to tell them that they both could be going to jail while Bravo’s camera’s rolled! I think Teresa just is hoping that she can use her kids to kind of lessen the hostility that people may feel for her in general.
If you watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey then you have seen Teresa repeatedly turn herself into a victim. It’ll be hard for her to do that in this situation unless she decides to completely roll on her husband. Do you think that the Giudice’s took a deal to protect the kids or was it more about not wanting the public to know just how shady they really are? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!