If we've learned anything from the ladies of Real Housewives of New Jersey, it's that blood is thicker than water…unless, of course, one of your family members refuses to hate on the same person you despise or tries to write a better cookbook with family recipes. Then, all bets are off! Basically, blood is thicker than water until someone tries to show up your sketchy accomplishments. It's funny really. When someone in my family succeeds, my first instinct is to be proud and supportive. I clearly have a lot to learn from Teresa Giudice, et al.
While she's not necessarily the biggest cheerleader for some of her family counterparts, Teresa will always stand by her man. And, let's be honest, Juicy Joe needs her. His drivers license hangs in the balance. That's serious, y'all!
Merry New Jersmas! In today’s Real Housewives of New Jersey news, Joe Giudice has been indicted! Despite the rumors that Juicy was able to get off the hook for using a fraudulently obtained driver’s license by ratting out a DMV employee, Joe was indicted by a Passaic Country Grand jury this Tuesday!
Earlier this week the Giudices had some good news when they were able to withdraw their bankruptcy petition and avoid bankruptcy fraud charges, but alas with the good often comes the bad.
According to the NorthJersey.com, Joe was charged with one count wrongfully using identifying information of another and one count impersonation when in 2010 he used his brother Pietro (Pete) Giudice‘s information — including his marriage and birth certificates to fraudulently get a license at the Patterson DMV. If you recall, Juicy, the stellar citizen that he is, initially had his license suspended after he was arrested for a DUI in January 2010. That arrest was included in Season 2 of RHONJ.
Juicy was caught after his brother Pete was pulled over in a routine traffic stop last March and according to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes, when authorities ran Pete’s license the search returned Pete’s information with Joe’s photo! This caused a red flag for officers, as Joe’s license was and still is suspended, and the Financial Crimes Unit opened an investigation. Joe has a long history of driving related issues — his license has been suspended NINE times over the years.
During their investigation the Motor Vehicle Commission, along with the police, discovered that Juicy had gotten the license fraudulently using his brother’s identification documents. Joe was arrested in March, 2011. A copy of his mugshot is below.
As a result of Joe’s actions he faces up to 10 years in prison for wrongfully using identifying information and a maximum of another 18-months for the impersonation charge. Joe has not been sentenced for his crimes yet, and interestingly it does not appear that his brother faces charges related to Joe’s impersonation. Reality Tea will keep you posted on the updates related to this matter.
As for Teresa Giudice, she has yet to comment on her husband’s indictment, and all of her cast mates seem to be keeping quiet as well. Teresa did what she does best — distracted herself from the bad news by putting on a happy face and releasing her family Christmas Cards. The cards feature her four daughters, Gia, Gabriella, Milania, and Audriana dressed as very cute, yet mischievous elves. You can view the cards below.
In other RHONJ husbands who do wrong news, Jacqueline Laurita is defending her husband Chris Laurita to fans after he was slapped with a lawsuit for stealing the blk. water concept, in addition to misappropriation of the trademark and breach of contract.
It all started with Twitter — which seems to be where most of Jac’s problems begin — when she tweeted: “This months “Hit List” in Beverage World magazine. One of the most innovative products! BLK! …..”
Sadly, Jacqueline made this tweet after it was reported that her husband, along with Albie and Chrsitopher Manzo, were served with the suit. A follower called Jacqueline out, tweeting: “I don’t think I would be bragging about something my husband stole.” Burn! And Jacqueline immediately DM (Direct Messaged) the Tweeter with the following information: “He didn’t steal anything. I guess you’ll soon find that out. Don’t be so ignorant.”
The Twitter user in question, Jeanne Dorsey, turned this information over to AllAboutTRH, who immediately gave readers the scoop. Dang, someone needs to deactivate Jackie’s Twitter account. Chris? Andy Cohen? Caroline? Are you listening out there? Get this woman off Twitter!!
THOUGHTS ON JOE’S INDICTMENT? DO YOU BELIEVE HE WILL SERVE TIME? SHOULD HE? THOUGHTS ON THE CHRISTMAS CARDS: RIDICULOUS, TACKY, OR CUTE? WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE HAPPENED WITH BLK. WATER – STOLEN OR A FRIVOLOUS LAWSUIT?
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The Real Housewives of New Jerseystar was arrested at the couple’s NJ home on Friday and has been charged with fraudulently obtaining a state driver’s license.
If you recall, Joe’s license got suspended last year following a conviction for drunk driving, which then landed him 10 days in jail back in September after it was discovered he was driving on a suspended license.
Well according to authorities, Joe, 40, allegedly obtained a driver’s license from the Paterson branch of the Motor Vehicle Office using his brother’s identifying information in June 2010. He is said to have used his brother’s marriage license and birth certificate to obtain the forged license.
“Mr. Giudice was arrested at his home earlier today as the result of an investigation this office did with assistance from the state Motor Vehicle Office,” said Chief Assistant Prosecutor Jay W. Mc Cann yesterday.
Joe has been charged with wrongfully using the ID of another person and for forgery. He faces more than 10 years in state prison if found guilty. His bail is set at $50,000 with no 10 percent option. No word yet on whether or not Joe has been released.
Back in January, Joe was ordered to pay $260,000 to his former business partner for forgery, and then just a month ago, he and Caroline Manzo’s sons were detained in the Dominican Republic for a bar brawl. In addition to that, the Giudices are still required to stand trial on July 14 & 15, 2011 for charges relating to bankruptcy fraud.
A report that came out last year also stated Joe’s license has been suspended a total of 9.4 years out of the last 20 years due to numerous driving sanctions.
UPDATE – Teresa Giudice tweeted away last night about like nothing was wrong. “Hanging out with my honey at Mt Airy Casino, just finished dinner now we are going to checkout the scene… We had dinner at Le Sorelle in Mt Airy Casino in Pocono Resort excellent u should try it,” tweeted Teresa on Friday night.
The Montville Township Police Department tells TMZ they responded to an emergency call at 1:47 AM after a car struck a pole . Upon arriving, the cops found Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice at the scene.
Joe was taken to a hospital and after his blood sample was taken, he was charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, careless driving, and failure to maintain a traffic lane.
Things got worse for Joe as he apparently had other warrants out for his arrest in Clifton, NJ over some city ordinance violations. After his release from the hospital, he was then handed over to the Clifton PD, where he was locked up and held on $2,625 bail. He was released at this morning at 6:20 AM.