If you're totally and utterly confused about what the hell goes on in the world de Giudice, you are not alone!
Here we all were thinking that Teresa Giudice withdrew her bankruptcy filing in lieu of repaying her defrauded creditors the good ol' fashioned way – with work! But now media outlets are reporting Teresa and Joe, who both pled guilty to multiple financial fraud charges (including bankruptcy fraud), recently had their bankruptcy discharged. Which would mean they went forward with the filing? Seriously – any experts please chime in!
Our favorite reality TV stars cannot get enough of the spotlight during their regularly scheduled time slots, so they take to social media to share even more of their daily lives with us. And we love them for it! Here's a roundup of some of our favorite photos from this week! Enjoy!
Above: Jill Zarin asks, "What do you think of this dress? Hot or not?"
Awww. Proof that their marriage is better than ever? Or just Teresa's way of saying "no divorce to see here, b****es!"? Honestly, I think these two are probably clinging to each other more than ever with all that's going on.
TELL US – IS JOE YOUR MCM? ANY OF THE HOUSEHUSBANDS?
Our favorite reality TV stars cannot get enough of the spotlight during their regularly scheduled time slots, so they take to Twitter to share even more of their daily lives with us. And we love them for it! Here's a roundup of some of our favorite photos from the Twitterverse this week! Enjoy!
Above: Rachel Zoe shared, "Celebrating my love, my heart, my angel Skyler Morrison's 3rd Birthday."
Kim flat out says that she doesn't feel Juicy and Tre got what they deserved in the plea deal. "I don't think they got what they deserved. I thik they should've gotten more. 39 counts and they're down to what? 4? Now we're remorseful? We better be remorseful cuz we know we're going to jail." Actually it was 41 charges, so only about 1/10 of the charges will stick.
Tom asked Kim if she thinks the Giudices are truly criminals or if they did what they did to keep up with the Joneses? "Both. I definitely think they're criminals. And actually i think they're that way because they don't know any other way. So that's been their way of life for how many years. Now they just got caught. "
This weekTeresa Giudiceand Joe Giudice finally faced the inevitable and pled guilty for their 41 counts of federal fraud charges. Teresa has expressed her shame for what this has done to her daughters and vowed not to speak publicly about the matter again. Until Barbara Walters or Oprah comes a'callin' I'm sure!
Faced with an insurmountable indictment, the Real Housewives of New Jerseystar is subject to a sentence of 21 – 27 months but Judge Esther Salas has the final say in just how long – if any – Teresa will serve in prison. Perhaps Joe may just be headed to the slammer solo! Teresa's attorney explained to People that Teresa has a strategy for convincing the Judge why she should be permitted to remain a free lady.
"Teresa's plan is to explain to the court both how she ended up in this mess to begin with as well as how she has made a life for herself and the girls that will see them through it," her lawyer Henry Klingeman revealed. "We have the right to ask for probation and we are going to."
The Giudice's plea deals hit the court site yesterday and Tamara Tattles broke it down in simple terms. We've got some of the highlights for you, but for the full read, see TT!
Teresa's terms. First, she's pleading guilty to only 4 of the 41 charges she was indicted on. The feds agree in the plea deal to agree to drop charges 2-14, 16-21 and 26-35. The counts that stand are as follows:
Count 1: Conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud - Max 20 years/ $250K Fine
Count 15 : Bankruptcy Fraud- Concealment – Max 5 years./ $250K Fine
Count 23 : Bankruptcy Fraud- False Oaths - Max 5 years./ $250K Fine
Count 36: Failure to make a Tax Return - Max 5 years./ $250K Fine
Teresa and Joe Giudice pled guilty in federal court today to their fraud charges as part of a plea deal with the prosecution. They'll be sentenced on July 8th and the judge will determine how much time they spend in prison, but it looks like both will definitely serve time.
Teresa released a statement to InTouch about the events today and says she won't be speaking further about the case: "Today, I took responsibility for a series of mistakes I made several years ago. I have said throughout that I respect the legal process and thus I intend to address the Court directly at sentencing. I will describe the choices I made, continue to take responsibility for my decisions, and express my remorse to Judge Salas and the public."