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Teresa Giudice Indicted On 39 Counts Of Fraud

Real Housewives star Teresa Giudice has been indicted, along with husband Joe, on 39 federal counts of fraud.

Earlier this month Teresa Giudice joked that she had no idea why her name was “trending” in the news, but hoped that everything was okay. Earlier, a family feud rumor had put the star’s name in gossip headlines but not a major update.

Today, Joe and wife Teresa Giudice were slammed with a 39-count indictment from US Attorney Paul J. Fishman, including charges of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud.

Jezebel quotes an indictment summary after the charges were announced:

“In September 2001, Teresa Giudice applied for a $121,500 mortgage loan and indicated on the application that she was working as an executive assistant, [U.S. Attorney Paul] Fishman said. She submitted fake W-2 forms and pay stubs, acting as if they were from her employer, and she and her husband also used false information on bank loan applications… The couple filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in October 2009, and later filed for several amendments to their filing, Fishman said. As part of the claim, the Giudices were required to claim all incomes and assets, but Fishman said Teresa Giudice failed to claim her true income from the Bravo television show “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” and that she and Giuseppe Giudice did not claim businesses they owned.”

After word of the indictment was reported, Teresa Giudice released a statement saying she hoped the matter would soon blow over:

“Today is a most difficult day for our family. I support Joe and, as a wonderful husband and father, I know he wants only the best for our lovely daughters and me. I am committed to my family and intend to maintain our lives in the best way possible, which includes continuing my career. As a result, I am hopeful that we will resolve this matter with the government as quickly as possible.”

However, Joe and wife Teresa Giudice are said to face up to 50 years in prison if convicted on the fraud counts. A lawyer for Teresa said they “look forward to vindicating her,” and a lawyer for Joe says he “maintains his innocence.”

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4 Responses to “Teresa Giudice Indicted On 39 Counts Of Fraud”

  1. Stephanie Bowden Faulkner

    Teresa and Joe have lied repeatedly about their spending. It's obvious to anyone who had watched the show from the beginning that she's a habatual liar and has no problem doing it right to the faces of everyone around her. Did anyone really believe she couldn't lie to the Feds? She and Joe are frauds. She cries to her brother (who financially supports their parents) that she can't pitch in and help because she's broke yet she carries a different LV on every show. She said her kids would start wearing hand-me-downs yet every one of the four has never been seen in the same outfit twice. Teresa is a sociopath who doesn't think she has to follow the same rules/laws as the rest of us. She makes people's lives a living hell unless they blindly follow her and excuse her lies and bullying. Teresa is a fan of little life sayings yet she is completely oblivious to the fact that she is the biggest problem to everyone around her. She holds everyone accountable to her yet is extremely disloyal and jealous. I have to say that I hope she goes to prison. I feel bad for her daughters but clearly she didn't consider them when lying and misleading the Feds and banks she and her husband (whose character and integrity are awful and non-existent) should have considered their children's futures when committing so much blatant fraud. I just can't believe it too the Feds this long to indict them.

  2. Diane Donner

    Uh, Teresa? An assualt charge may "blow over." A drunk in public charge might "blow over." A 39-COUNT INDICTMENT does not "blow over…."

  3. Erica Jambon

    Must be an Obama supporter, a la "Phony Scandal."

  4. Mary Driscoll-Bastian

    About time that self centered couple get taken down. Can't stand they are always feeling they are picked on. Heard that Joe isn't an American citizen , so he maybe shipped back to Italy. The only ones u feel for are the 4 girls.