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‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ Joe and Teresa Giudice Guilty of Fraud Charges, Learn What’s Next

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Joe and Teresa Giudice of “Real Housewives of New Jersey” plead guilty to the 41-counts of  mortgage, loan, and bank fraud charges the were indicted with last summer.

The couple were in a New Jersey courtroom Tuesday morning when Judge Esther Salas asked if they were guilty of the fraud charges against them to which they replied, “Yes,  your honor.”

Joe Giudice’s attorney, Miles Feinstein, said his client is looking at up to three years or more of jail time.

Teresa Giudice’s attorney, Henry Klingeman, will push to get a probation sentence for his client since she was less involved in the fraudulent actions.

He will also touch on the fact that the Giudices have four daughters and they need one of their parents to care for them. If Teresa does not get probation, she will be jailed up to two years.

Teresa will have to give the court $200,000 before July 8 as partial payment of the plea agreement. July 8 is when the official sentencing is decided.

The “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star said this in her statement:

“Today, I took responsibility for a series of mistakes I made several years ago. I have said throughout that I respect the legal process and thus I intend to address the Court directly at sentencing. I will describe the choices I made, continue to take responsibility for my decisions, and express my remorse to Judge Salas and the public.

“I am heartbroken that this is affecting my family—especially my four young daughters, who mean more to me than anything in the world. Beyond this, I do not intend to speak specifically about the case outside of court, at the recommendation of my attorney and out of deference to the Government and out legal system.”

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