Teresa Giudice freed from prison

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As “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” cast member, Teresa Giudice, tries to nestle back into her life, after spending nearly a year in prison on numerous fraud charges, she decided to video herself sharing an uplifting message to all of her supporters.

In typical Teresa fashion, she appeared upbeat and optimistic.  Sporting a completely made up face and a holiday backdrop that featured a towering decorated tree and entryway, Teresa wanted to assure her fans that all was well on the Giudice estate.  “Hi everyone, I’m back! I just want to wish everyone a Happy New Year,” Teresa said in an exclusive video message to Bravo’s The Daily Dish. “It’s gonna be a great 2016. Love, love, love you all.”

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Now that recent ‘get out of jail, free’ card holder Teresa Giudice is back in the bosom of her family after spending nearly a year in lock-down on fraud charges, inquiring minds want to know, has she been gallivanting around town?  Well the Real Housewives of New Jersey star, who is under house arrest, spent intimate time with her four daughters, hubby Joe and extended family members over the holiday and now, she is reportedly trying to get her outside life back on track. 

Whenever Teresa wants to leave her home, she must first have the Bureau of Prisons sign off on the request according to a source who spoke to People Magazine.  “She asks permission to go places.  The probation officer then gives her the parameters of that. He will ask her which stores she is going to and then says, ‘You can go from this time to this time.’ She can go to work, go to the doctor or go see her lawyer – all with the officer’s permission.”  Reportedly, if Teresa needs to travel to New York City for RHONJ, she can, as  long as the trip is work-related.  However, if she wants to travel elsewhere, she’ll have to put the brakes on those plans, until after her house arrest ends on February 5 of next year.

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How sweet it is! Real Housewives of New Jersey star in-absentia, Teresa Giudice is reportedly back in the bosom of her family after serving nearly one year behind bars on fraud charges. The raven-haired reality star was released from the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, CT. in the wee hours of Wednesday morning to serve the remainder of her 15-month term in the confinement of her Jersey manse. A procession of black SUV’s arrived at the Giudice home at 7:30 am and Teresa was met with warm and fuzzy greetings hanging from her front door, one of which read, “We missed you.” Teresa will now be able to celebrate the holidays with her husband Joe, four girls and the rest of her lively family.

According to a close family source who spoke to People Magazine, Teresa is “Thrilled that she is finally going home.” Upon her release, Teresa was met by her lawyer, James J. Leonard, Jr., who also confirmed the fact that she left the minimum security prison.   After vetting and signing a slew of mandatory release forms, Teresa officially kicked to the curb, her drab elastic-waist khakis and poly-blend button-down shirt mandatory prison attire at 5:01 am but was delayed until 5:30 am.