Teresa Giudice Cashes In On Appearances Before Sept. Hearing

Teresa Giudice is just a few short weeks away from finding out whether or not she will be going to jail, but she isn’t sitting home crying about it. The Real Housewives Of New Jersey star has been doing promotional appearances — and getting paid for them — according to Radar Online.

Aside from spending tons of time with her family at the beach, Teresa has also been working her butt off… if you call signing wine bottles work, that is. Sources say that Teresa is trying to make as much money as she can before her hearing, just in case things don’t go as planned.

“Teresa is being paid $5,000 to sign bottles of Fabellini, which is being paid by the distributor of the sparkling wine. The signing is taking place at The Godfather restaurant in New Jersey. The eatery will be having Fabellini drink specials all night, and Teresa will be getting a percentage of those sales as well. She is desperately trying to make sure she can make as much money as possible, before the potential prison sentence she is facing.”

Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe actually had a huge weight lifted off of their shoulders over the past week or so. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the couple was able to settle their $13.5 million bankruptcy case at the end of last month. While they are still waiting for a judge’s approval, the reality stars are ready to move on from that major legal woe. Of course, they have another one on its heels, but they are taking things one thing at a time now.

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According to Enstarz, Teresa is facing up to 27 months behind bars for federal fraud charges. Joe faces up to four years in prison. While it is unknown how a judge is going to rule in the case, most people seem to think that Teresa isn’t going to be sentenced to prison at all. Many believe that Teresa will be put on probation and will have to pay restitution while her husband is handed a steeper punishment.

Despite the legal drama, Teresa has been able to put on a brave, happy face for the sake of her four children. The kids looked like they had a great summer together (save for losing their grandfather in June), and they were able to spend a lot of time with their family.

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