July 30, 2013 10:42 AM by Stephanie Gustafson
The Real Housewives of New Jersey drama continues, with Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe appearing in court to face multiple charges of fraud. They’ve handed over an impressive $500,000 bond and are free for now…so what’s next?
It was always clear that Teresa and Joe Giudice were not the most trustworthy of individuals, but we never expected just how low they would stoop. The two have officially been indicted on 39 counts of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, bankruptcy fraud, tax evasion and false statements on loan applications. So basically, every version of fraud imaginable.
Another interesting tidbit revealed during the recent court proceedings involved the lack of American citizenship for Joe Giudice. This revelation means that, in addition to being subject to drug testing, Joe could be deported to Italy if found guilty. For now, he and his wife have been forced to hand over their passports and must remain in the states of New Jersey and New York. Clearly, the authorities view them as a flight risk, which is why they’ll be keeping tabs on the couple.
Joe and Teresa Giudice remain convinced that they’ve done nothing wrong, despite the fact that all the evidence in this Real Housewives indictment suggests otherwise. After her court appearance, Teresa released the following statement: “Today is a most difficult day for our family. I support Joe and…I am hopeful that we will resolve this matter with the Government as quickly as possible.”
Do you believe the Giudices’ claims of innocence? Is the famous couple capable of committing fraud on such an impressive level? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below!
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