The Associated Press reported on July 29, 2013 “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice and her husband Giuseppe “Joe”Giudice was charged on a 39 count indictment.
Teresa and Joe debuted as a “Real Housewives of New Jersey” stars in 2009. Since her debut, she’s been a firecracker having fights with cast mates, family and friends.
Teresa is well known for cattiness and table flipping on “Real Housewives of New Jersey”.
When Teresa starred on Donald Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice”, viewers were expecting drama which shockingly did not happen from Teresa.
“Real Housewives of New Jersey” has made Giudices a lot of money and Teresa a bonafide celebrity.
The couple filed for bankruptcy after their first season on “Real Housewives of New Jersey”, not including their new show earnings in their filing.
Prior to the couple becoming stars on “Real Housewives of New Jersey” they inflated their income while applying for loans.
Teresa 41 and Joe 43 from Montville, N.J. were charged with a 39 count fraud indictment.
The “Real Housewives of New Jersey” couple was charged with conspiracy to commit bank and wire fraud, mail fraud, and bankruptcy fraud.
Teresa and Joe for seven years prior to being on “Real Housewives of New Jersey” made false claims about their salaries and employment status on their mortgage and loan applications as the indictment states.
Joe did not file taxes from 2004 through 2008; he is alleged to have earned close to a million dollars according to the government.
During that time, his income varied earning over $320, 000 in 2005 and a little over $26, 000 in 2006.
The fluctuation in earnings drew attention to the IRS on the Giudices earnings.
Prosecutors are accusing the Giudices of receiving about $4.6 million in mortgages withdrawals from home equity line of credit and construction loans.
It is said that the couple owes 2.2 million in mortgages, $13,000 to Neiman Marcus and Nordstorm and close to $12,000 to a fertility clinic.
The couple is also accused of filing fake W-2 on tax returns.
The U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman said the indictment alleges “the Giudices lied to the bankruptcy court, to the IRS and to a number of banks.”
The Giudices are due to report to court today for their initial appearance.
Teresa Giudice attorney Henry Klingeman said his client would be pleading not guilty.
Whereas Joe Giudice attorney has made no comment on how his client would be pleading.
Teresa did make a statement saying it was a difficult day for her and her family, and she stands behind her husband, and she hopes to resolve this case with the government as soon as possible.
Teresa said, “I am commitment in my family and intend to maintain our lives in the best way possible, which includes continuing my career.”
There has been no word from the Bravo network on the indictment of one of their Real Housewives franchise stars.