After her request to spend 12 of her 15 months at a halfway house was denied … Teresa got the news Wednesday that she’ll be headed to the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, CT.
Strangely enough, on “OITNB” … lead character Piper Chapman is similarly sentenced to 15 months at Danbury … for money laundering.
Teresa’s been begging the judge for weeks not to send her to Danbury … which the show depicts as being one of the worst prisons in the U.S.
I honestly don’t really know who Teresa Giudice is, as I never got into that Real Housewives bullshit, and I haven’t been following this story very closely. But thanks to her and her husband’s colossal f-ckup, she’s the only housewife that I now know by name.
Danbury made a cameo in another TV show — Weeds. Mary Louise-Parker‘s character served time there.
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!).
Teresa and Joe Giudice from The Real Housewives of New Jersey are in some deeeeep shit with the feds for 29 different charges including mail and bank fraud, failure to file tax returns and more. Basically, it’s getting real for them. They turned themselves into the feds yesterday but have since been released on about $500,000 bond. They also had to turn over their passports and will need to restrict their movements to New York and New Jersey.
As part of the terms of their bail, both Teresa and Joe had to surrender their passports and are restricted to New York and New Jersey.
Joe, who is not a U.S. citizen, is subject to drug testing. Teresa will not have to subject herself to drug testing.
The “Real Housewives of New Jersey” couple is scheduled to be arraigned in federal court in New Jersey on August 14.
As we previously reported, both Joe and Teresa are facing 30 years in prison after being hit with 39 counts of fraud.
Teresa’s attorney has previously stated that she will plead not guilty to the charges.
The most surprising part of this is that Teresa plans on pleading not guilty. WHAT? Know when you’re caught, girl. You’re certainly not going to get any breaks from the judge for trying to deny that shit.
So, former Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice was indicted on Monday for fraud and tax charges. Again. I mean, I know her husband was the one in deeper shit previously, but I also know Teresa was broke enough to auction off all their shit at one point (yet kept spending extravagantly, go figure). Anyway, now both she and husband Joe face up to 50 years in prison for “conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud”. Damn, son.
“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.”
Huh, so she wants to “maintain their lives in the best way possible”, eh? Girl, you cannot spend money you do not have. You cannot STEAL money in order to buy things that you want but cannot afford. You cannot commit massive felonies and think that shit isn’t going to catch up with you. Like, is this woman thick?
Answer: YES. I actually met Teresa a couple years back when she was about to do The Celebrity Apprentice and she was one of the most thick-skulled individuals I’d ever met – and that’s something I gleaned from about five minutes of speaking to her. That was also a special day for me because Debbie Gibson told me she liked my dress. Sigh. Dreams do come true!
Anyhow, I smell (more) trouble for Teresa and Joe. I don’t think these two will ever learn – especially since Joe also faces charges of not filing tax returns from 2004 – 2008, which is a massive problem, especially since he earned a million bucks during that period and paid no taxes on it. That’s a problem.
I am obsessed with Teresa from Real Housewives of New Jersey, mainly because I love her relationship with her husband Joe. The two have known each other since the day Teresa was born, their families are from the same Italian village and his motto is “happy wife, happy life.” They have one of those marriages that (despite all their money issues) seems too good to be true.
THAT’S CAUSE IT IS, MOTHERFUCKERS! According to Life & Style, Joe’s been frequenting strip clubs and doing sketchy things around ladies for some time now:
According to a former dancer at Showoffs strip club in West Orange, N.J., Joe was a regular at the strip club before it was closed in 2006 amid accusations of prostitution. “He was always up for a lap dance,” reveals the insider. “There was a lot of hanky-panky that went down in the club’s basement,” the insider tells Life & Style. “If you had money, you could get pretty up close and personal with the strippers.”
Joe was also allegedly a loyal patron of Latin Bar in Paterson, N.J. “There was one particular waitress Joe really liked there,” recalls the insider. “She was from the Dominican Republic, about 5 feet tall with big breasts and long, dark hair. Joe would always make sure that wherever he was, he could be back in Paterson on a Friday night so he could see her.”
Back at his former real estate development office, Joe’s attention to the ladies also raised eyebrows. With Teresa nowhere in sight, he developed a very close relationship with a young female staffer who, says a onetime assistant, Joe suddenly hired despite the fact that she “didn’t seem qualified.”
*Tear* This is the saddest news of the day, for sure.
After declaring bankruptcy, Real Housewife Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe are being forced to auction off items from their extravagant home (a tour of which is in the video above… that playroom. My God.) The couple are selling two flat screen TVs, a foosball table, a suit of armor (???) and several chandeliers, amongst other things, to cover debts owed.
Anyone who is familiar with the show knows that Teresa’s spending is out of control and in recent episodes, she’s been defending her family’s financial state to no end. I actually feel for her and her family, as it’s clearly her own lack of education on finances and responsibility that got her to this place. They’ll be suffering the consequences of their overspending for years to come.
You’ve probably figured out by now that the only thing I care about on God’s green earth is the Real Housewives, so this news is particularly sad for me.
Teresa and Joe Giudice from the New Jersey series have filed for bankruptcy. The couple spends some serious change, and you know that if you’ve seen the show even once. Teresa is a totally girly girl and all four of her daughters are raised to be the same way. They are always dressed to the nines in clothes that just had the tags popped off and their house… their house is massive.
Their bankruptcy petition, filed in federal court in Newark, New Jersey, lists $11.8 million in debts. That includes $5.8 million on various business investments made by Joe, $2.6 million in mortgages on three homes, and $12,000 owed to a fertility clinic.
The couple also list $104, 000 in credit card bills, including $20,000 to top-tier department stores like Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom, and $2,300 to the phone company.
These people have four kids and they spent 12 grand at a fertility clinic? Talking about not knowing when you’ve had enough.
I wonder what kind of role this brokeness will play on the show and if Teresa will even continue to do the show in light of having her finances put on blast. I guess maybe she’ll need to.