The hope going into this trial was that their celebrity status would keep them from getting severe jail time. Crimes of fraud are misleading, because someone isn’t physically hurting anyone, but it is still a serious crime. Joe Guidice faces possible deportation if the court orders it. Read the article for more information.
Harsh reality for Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice. As expected, the Real Housewives of New Jersey stars pleaded guilty to several mortgage and bankruptcy fraud charges on Tuesday, March 4.
The Giudices were reportedly both composed during their court appearance while pleading guilty to several counts of bankruptcy fraud, conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud, and failing to pay taxes. They are scheduled to be sentence on July 8. Joe, an Italian citizen, could face deportation.
“Today, I took responsibility for a series of mistakes I made several years ago,” Teresa said in a statement to Us Weekly on Tuesday. “I have said throughout that I respect the legal process and thus I intend to address the court directly at sentencing. I will describe the choices I made, continue to take responsibility for my decisions, and express my remorse to Judge Salas and the public.”
“I am heartbroken that this is affecting my family — especially my four young daughters, who mean more to me than anything in the world,” she continued. “Beyond this, I do not intend to speak specifically about the case outside of court, at the recommendation of my attorney and out of deference to the government and our legal system.”