During a WWHL interview earlier this week Teresa Giudice told Andy Cohen that she didn’t “fully understand” her guilty plea meant she was admitting guilt to federal fraud charges. Despite her claim, prosecutors for the US Attorney’s office say did understand, but as NeNe Leakes points out they don’t really know how Teresa operates…
The prosecutor’s office, however, insists that Teresa was very aware of what she was doing when she signed that plea. They do understand that the very basis of Teresa’s defense was that she signs her name to things she doesn’t read, right? Like, duh – who has time to read when you could shop! Or bedazzle something! Or flip tables!
With all of her legal issues and the major changes facing her family, Teresa Giudice may be ready to step back from the spotlight!
She is ambivalent about leaving Real Housewives of New Jersey behind but does not deny that she may be ready. “I don’t know the future,” Teresa admits. “No one knows what’s going to happen a year from now. I might get another job, who knows?” There have been rumors before that once Joe Giudice heads to prison Teresa will be getting a spinoff, there are also rumors that she’s looking to branch out into a lifestyle/cooking show that would be an extension of her Fabulicious brand, which now also includes desserts and gelato.
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