Teresa relinquished her 2005 Maserati (why she still had that when she was $13 million in debt is a complete mystery!) along with a portion of her RHONJ paychecks to satisfy her restitution debts to the feds.
On Friday, federal prosecutors obtained the rights to seize the Giudice’s property or cash in order to satisfy their outstanding restitution debts. Teresa owes the federal government $414,588 as part of her sentence for mortgage and bankruptcy fraud.
Meanwhile, Teresa is desperate to liquidate her Montville, NJ mansion to repay her bankruptcy debts. Teresa and Joe initially listed their home for $3.999 million last fall, then dropped the price by $500,00 and again by half a million in January. With no takers they pulled the 10,044-square-foot home from the market, but have now relisted it again at $2.9 million.
We all knew it was just a matter of time before Teresa Giudice broke her silence! And we all know it’s just a matter of time before her exclusive WWHL interview from Danbury is aired, right?!
Sharing a family photo with au naturel hair paired with Wet-n-Wild cosmetics straight from the commissary, Teresa, through her lawyer reveals she’s doing fine, but is homesick. “I miss Joe and my girls terribly,” the Real Housewives Of New Jersey star revealed. Joe Giudice confesses that he’s handling it the worst of all! Really?
“I cry more than the girls,” Joe says of leaving Teresa after their six-hour visiting days. “I pretty much cry every time I leave. Like a little baby.” As for how their four daughters are coping, Joe admits to Us Weekly that their youngest, Audriana (5) thinks mommy is “working” (uhhhh…) and that Teresa keeps in contact regularly through phone and email.
The Real Housewives Of New Jersey star is speaking out to deny he is being unfaithful while his wife goes without hair and makeup in the clink. According to a recent report Joe was spotted with a woman named Jamie Jackson, a 30-year-old “party girl” who was drunk enough to make-out with Juicy all over Atlantic City with cameras present. Is anyone that desperate?
Joe denies cheating on Teresa with Jamie, and says the rumors are baseless. “I met this girl twice and nothing went on,” he insists.
Mark Behar, a celebrity security specialist who was hired to follow Joe in Teresa’s absence, says Juicy has been wasting hours of his day at the bar, drinking heavily, and puffing on cigars! Maybe he should call ultimate sober companion Brandi Glanville!
Gia says the Real Housewives Of New Jersey star is “doing amazing,” contrary to reports that Teresa is being bullied and ostracized by fellow inmates. Gia confirms they have visited Teresa, and adds that she “chats and emails with her all the time.”
Animal-rights group PETA, which has a habit of working with reality TV personalities, sent Teresa Giudice a letter at the Danbury Correctional Institute imploring her to have a change of heart while in the clink and donate her old fur coats to their fur trade-in program.
PETA is hoping Teresa, like former inmate Martha Stewart, will make the decision to go fur-free while in prison so no more animals have to suffer for her selfishness. What about us humans that have to suffer for her selfishness? Since the Real Housewives Of New Jersey star is likely going to have sell her coats off to pay her bankruptcy debt, legal fees, or federal restitution, why not just donate them right?!
PETA says they re-use any donated furs to clothe homeless people, create educational displays on the cruelty of the fur industry, and supply bedding for orphaned wildlife.
Teresa Giudice is officially an inmate at Danbury Correctional Institute where she will remain until 2016. While her newest attorney (there’s been a string of ’em) James J. Leonard Jr. has speculated the Real Housewives Of New Jersey star will be out by Christmas of next year, the prison lists it just a leeeetle later than that!
Teresasurrendered to Danbury in the wee hours of the morning on January 5th to avoid the media circus (consisting of Bravo cameras following a sobbing Jacqueline Laurita and desperate Kathy Wakile) already forming outside of her house, and because she didn’t want to expose her daughters to any more negative publicity. Danbury has her prisoner Register Number as 65703-050.