Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe have a long road ahead of them. But since they were each handed prison sentences on Thursday, they can finally see a light at the end of their fraud tunnel.
The embattled Real Housewives of New Jersey stars were sentenced on multiple charges of fraud. The judge read them both the riot act as she first gave Joe 41 months in prison and then Teresa 15 months. The one area in which she was lenient is the fact that she is allowing Teresa to serve her time first, then Joe will serve his, allowing one parent to always remain with their four daughters.
The couple have yet to publicly comment on their sentences — that will happen on Watch What Happens Live on Monday — but many relevant and non-relevant reality stars shared their positive — and not-so-positive — reactions.
Well I know what I’ll be doing tomorrow night! Bravo seems to be cashing in on everything Giudice now that the stars of Real Housewives of New Jersey are heading to the clink. I have to admit, I am still a bit of shock to think of Teresa Giudice serving actual time. Something tells me that Juicy Joe wasn’t surprised to hear his sentence. I feel like he’s been dodging the law for so long, it has to be a bit of relief to get to stop running.
Of course, the Giudices (and the network that introduced them to the world) want to proactively handle the insane publicity that is sure to intensify as we countdown to Tre’s lock-up. Andy Cohen is no dummy. He’s going to milk this for all it’s worth, and he’s already teasing the Giudices’ Monday appearance in the clubhouse on the heels of Teresa canceling her public appearances.
In light of the events that have taken place in the last few days, Teresa Giudice has decided to cancel an appearance that was set for this coming week.
Unless you have been living under a rock or lost your internet connection, you know that the troubled Real Housewives of New Jersey star and her husband, Joe Giudice were both handed prison sentences on Thursday for their multiple charges of fraud. She was given 15 months in prison and he was given 41 months.
So I guess we probably all understand that a few days after learning you will be spending 2015 in the slammer, you may not feel up to signing bottles of wine and having your picture taken.
Yesterday Teresa Giudice was sentenced to 15 months in prison, while her husband Joe Giudice received a 41 month sentence for federal fraud charges of bankruptcy fraud, mail fraud, and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. The Judge decided to give the couple staggered sentences allowing one of them to always be at home with their 4 daughters.
Teresa will begin serving her sentence first, on January 5th, 2015, so she will be able to spend the holidays with her daughters. Teresa and Joe owe $414,588 in restitution as a couple and each face two-years of supervised release following prison.
Joe Giudice was just sentenced to 41 months in prison and two years of supervised release. Stay tuned.
Joe and Teresa are receiving their sentences right now and we’ll be updating as the details and news trickles in.
Joe also has to pay more than $400,000 in restitution. Stand by for Teresa’s. Early reports saying they won’t serve at the same time so they can care for the girls. So, my guess is Joe will serve first unless Teresa’s winds up being a short one and she wants to get it over with. We’ll see in a few minutes!
Teresa’s sentencing is going to continue in about 25 minutes.
No sentence yet, but Judge Salas is not happy withJoe and Teresa Giudice for not disclosing everything they should have on financial documents and for turning them in MONTHS late.
According to NewJersey.com the Federal judge is ticked that the Real Housewives of New Jersey couple left several “glaring omissions” on their financial disclosure forms, including recreational vehicles, home furnishings, cars, construction equipment and seven other items. Apparently they were also supposed to have filed these documents in MARCH, but first did it in AUGUST. That is why their hearing was delayed! “I had to put the sentencing off because the financial disclosure wasn’t in,” Salas said.
Happy Sentencing Day! Before receiving their federal fraud sentence, Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice settled their bankruptcy – finally. But unfortunately the news is not good, the judge denied the bankruptcy discharge which mean the case is closed now, and it’s as if the couple never filed for for bankruptcy at all and must repay their debts the old-fashioned way!
All we can do is sit and wait for the official word on Joe and Teresa Giudice’ssentencing hearing this morning. The Real Housewives of New Jersey couple just arrived to the Federal Courthouse in New Jersey and we have the first photos of them making their way to the building. Teresa and Joe both look stoic. Teresa chose a simple black suit and a soft pink blouse.
I have to admit that all along I’ve been feeling like Teresa would get off with house arrest, but suddenly this morning I feel like she might have to serve some significant time.
We’ll keep you posted this morning on any news and developments!