Teresa Giudice has been in hot water for a while now, ever since her and her husband Joe decided it would be a good idea to try and defraud the government for millions of dollars. Never a good idea, and now she’s paying the price. She’s been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison, while Joe received 41 months. She also has to pay a restitution of over $414k, as does he. Good luck with that.
Of course, she thought she was going to get away with it and called the ruling “unexpected”. Here’s what her crisis manager (??) Wendy Feldman told US Weekly:
“The sentence Judge Salas handed down today was not unexpected. The fact is that my client Teresa Giudice accepted a plea agreement that included a possible 27 months in Federal Prison.”
“Sadly, our justice system has yet to find a balance between punishment and rehabilitation,” the statement continued. “It’s now going to be Teresa’s mission to make certain life changes and she will do so. Having said that, the lesson here as the judge also acknowledged, is to not let certain choices define one’s future.”
LOL, okay. The saying “you do the crime, you do the time” has never been more applicable here. I understand that some people commit crimes out of desperation – like, say, someone stealing food to feed their family or something – but this is not one of those cases. This is a couple that was living the high life and wanted to stay there, so they thought they could cheat the system. Now they pay the price – as will their children.
That being said, apparently Joe doesn’t have to start his sentence until Teresa is finished hers, so that their four daughters can continue to live at home and not be too messed up by it all (too late!).