This morning in courtJoe was undecided about accepting the deal mainly because of the license suspension stipulation. He will be the one driving around their four girls next year when Teresa Giudicegoes to prison for nearly 15 months. By not accepting the deal Joe would’ve went to trial and faced the possibility of 10 years in prison for this case (adding over 6 more years onto the Federal sentence). He decided that figuring out a way to drive himself and the kids around for a year would be easier than potentially sitting in prison for several additional years!
Oh, Joe Giudice – will you never learn: you fought the law and the law won (again and again and again!). Despite the fact that he is literally standing in front a judge right now, the Real Housewives Of New Jersey star is still not prepared to make a decision in his identity fraud case. Lord these Giudices are so disorganized!
Joe is back in a Passaic County courthouse today as a last-ditch effort to arrange a plea deal in his identity fraud case. He previously rejected a few of them in favor of going to trial to prove he’s innocent (HAHAHAHAHA!) despite prosecutors revealing they have very, very convincing evidence against him. The latest plea deal offered by prosecutors gives Joe the opportunity to run his 41 month federal sentence concurrently with his state sentence, but witnesses from court reveal that Juicy is insisting he’s innocent and wants a trial.
The crux of the issue for Joe is that if he accepts the plea deal he won’t legally be able to drive while he awaits his turn to serve time as his license will be suspended for up to 18 months. However IF Juicy goes to trial, he could wind up with the maximum sentence of 10 years. Hmmm, let’s break this down in simplistic terms: 18 months of being trapped in the house with Milania (#GimmeTheKeysYouOldTroll) vs. 10 years of being trapped in prison with…
Teresa’s crisis PR Manager Wendy Feldman confirms that her client will be writing a book about her time behind bars and about her life. Of course, Teresa’s motivation is money!
“She will make money off a tell-all book, because people will want to know her prison secrets,” Wendy explains. Wendy, an ex-felon herself who now specializes in helping others post-prison advised Teresa to use her experiences to her advantage.
Teresa Giudice has made a major step in putting her fraud case behind her. She has paid $200,000 in restitution that she was ordered to have in-hand at her sentencing trial — which was almost two weeks ago! (see update below)
But now, with this major hurdle out of the way, although there is still over $200,000 more to pay, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star can focus on what is really important. Preparing her family for her absence when she serves her 15 month prison sentence.
Will this rumor ever end?? Well, this is the Real Housewives of New Jersey, so chances are no, it will never end. So, am I the only one who thinks Victoria Gotti knew exactly what she was doing when she opened her big mouth to Teresa Giudice and Amber Marchese?? Shame on her for continuing to spread such a gross rumor!
Then Dina Manzo got involved. Granted she was trying to put out the flames before an eruption instead of fan them! (Ahem, Hurricane Jim!) But, then she was caught in the middle just trying to make peace between TerEsa Aprea — who wanted an apology — and Teresa — who didn’t think she should give one.
Joe Giudice‘s legal battle continues! After receiving a 41 month federal sentence, Joe is back in court tomorrow to settle his identity fraud case – and he must decide to accept a plea deal – or go to trial!
After he stole his brother’s identity to fraudulently obtain a driver’s license after he lost his to a DUI, Joe was arrested and concrete evidence obtained by prosecutors proved that he intentionally used faulty information to get a license illegally.
Did you watch the first couple episodes of Manzo’d With Children?? If so, Caroline Manzo wants to thank you! “We appreciate every single one of you and hope you continue watching for the next few weeks.”
Really, we should be the one thanking Caroline and the rest of her family for sharing their fun antics with us. I have to say, Caroline always brought a realness to the Real Housewives of New Jersey, something that has been missing this season — talking to you Amber and Jim!
But now that she is back on Bravo, in a whole different role, she no longer has to deal with catfights amongst friends, but instead, major arguments between her children.
And the hits just keep on coming for Teresa and Joe Giudice. After being sentenced to prison on multiple fraud charges — she got 15 months, he got 41 — now the judge has gone a step further and is insisting that the couple keep all of their finances separate from now on. (updated below)
Which could spell trouble for Juicy Joe, because we can never quite pin down what he does for a living. Although the Real Housewives of New Jersey star told Andy Cohen during their sit-down that he “still has his rentals” and that he is getting back into the building business, we have also seen him open a couple of restaurants and yet he always seems to be at home. Hmmmm……..