Just over a year after being released from her time “at camp,” Real Housewives Of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice has reportedly paid off the big chunk of change owed the government from her unlawful activities.
Teresa has paid in full the $414,581 restitution fine she and husband Joe Giudice were slapped with in their 2014 court case, which found both Giudices guilty of tax fraud. Since that time, Teresa’s wages have been garnished to pay the sum. One can assume that those wages have largely come from Bravo – or from Teresa’s memoir about life behind bars, Turning The Tables, From Housewife To Inmate And Back Again, which
inexplicably became a NY Times bestseller last year.
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TMZ reports that “the prosecutor’s already notified the court she’s all square,” but that Teresa still remains under “supervised release for about a year.”
Fans of RHONJ have been divided on the curious case of Teresa, and whether she should remain a cast member of the Housewives franchise after being branded a convicted felon. Some argue that Teresa and Joe are paying their debt to society, while others see them as a poor example of pretend wealth and dubious morality. (Although, is there a Housewife out there who can be dubbed a positive role model!?)
Though Teresa and Joe may have paid their financial debts, it remains to be seen whether their lifestyle will be carried out in better accordance with their means from here on out. Teresa has claimed over and over again that she’s learned her lesson, but doubt remains. The delusion has always been strong in this family!
Joe, who is currently serving his 41-month prison sentence, also faces possible deportation after time served – not a scenario Teresa seems willing to face, much less discuss.
In the mean time, Teresa will be back next season on RHONJ to show us how “honest” living is suiting her. And how she
allegedly loves, loves, loves former nemesis, Danielle Staub, who is slated to make a shocking return for season 8 of the show!
TELL US – DO YOU THINK TERESA HAS CHANGED? DO SHE AND JOE DESERVE A CLEAN SLATE FOR PAYING THEIR DEBT TO SOCIETY?
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