Well, it looks like Apollo Nida is the only RH star that will be sentenced for fraud charges on July 8th! The U.S. Attorney's office confirmed today that sentencing for The Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Joe and Teresa Giudice has been pushed back to September 23rd, 2014.
The move has nothing to do with yesterday's death of Joe's dad Frank. The U.S. attorney's office confirms that the schedule change is due to an administrative issue and Rebekah Carmichael of the U.S. Attorney's Office shared, "It was not moved because of any other factor."
Like her or love her, no one can deny that Teresa Giudice has had one helluva an interesting life! Between her felonious husband, to her feuding family, to her experiences on Real Housewives of New Jersey, to raising Milania! to her own experiences as a soon-to-be-con, she's lived through it.
Sources say Teresa, a savvy business woman despite her pre-school vocabulary, is "working furiously" to write a shocking tell-all about her scandalous life! “She’s been approached and offered big money for her tell-all," a source reveals to Radar Online. "There are a lot of publishers who want to get her locked down and make sure they have the book in-house.”
They say you can't take it with you, so you might as well spend it, right? That seems to be the Giudice's train of thought at least. The Real Housewives of New Jersey couple doesn't seem the least bit faced by the umpteen fraud charges and potential jail time they are facing. Instead, Teresa and Juicywant to make sure that everyone knows they are still the highest rollers in the Garden State…at least as far as their Bravo counterparts are concerned!
The pair recently celebrated daughter Milania's first communion, and Tre and Joe spared no expense at the after-party which included a custom gown for the guest of honor and–thankfully–no family drama. Teresa's sister-in-law (and former nemesis) Melissa Gorga even shared pictures of the happy occasion on Instagram. At least that's a plus!
The couple is still hoping Teresa will be able to avoid jail time and in the meantime are putting on a happy front. With Real Housewives of New Jersey starting days after Teresa's sentence is handed down, one of Bravo's most recognizable stars has been suspiciously absent from any network events – even skipping the Upfronts. (Somewhere Melissa Gorga is doing a happy dance that she is finally number 1! Let's hope Poison didn't take any business tips from his brother-in-law. RHONJ season 9 – Can I borrow your leopard print prison jumpsuit when you're done with it?)
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!
The Real Housewives of New Jersey'sTeresa Giudice is no stranger to the Twitter rumor mill. And she gives it plenty to work with. Whether she is flipping tables, fighting with her brother or questioning her husband's loyalty, Teresa has always let Bravo's cameras roll to show the good, the bad and the ugly. (Remember when she was called the c-word by her husband at the vineyard??)
This time the Twitterverse is questioning how the mother of four told her daughters about her legal issues. My question is, did she really need to tell them? Do they have access to the internet? I think you may live under a rock if you have not heard she and her husband are facing jail time.
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