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Teresa Giudice Pleads Not Guilty To Fraud Charges

August 15, 2013 12:00 PM by Stephanie Gustafson

After being released on $500,000 bail a few weeks ago, Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Joe and Teresa Giudice have returned to court. As expected, the couple pleaded not guilty to an indictment that included an impressive 39 counts, most of which involve fraud. Now the big question  is whether a huge conviction rests in the Giudices’ future.

We were never expecting Joe and Teresa Giudice to come clean about their well-documented acts of fraud, so we’re not too surprised to hear that they decided to plead guilty at this morning’s hearing. Outside of the obligatory not guilty pleas, the celebs remained silent throughout the court appearance, leaving their lawyers to do all the talking. Lawyer Miles Feinstein later explained that the Giudices were glad that they to abstain from talking in court. “They were relieved they could stand up in court and plead not guilty through their attorney.”

Suffice to say, the charges against Joe and Teresa Giudice are incredibly extensive. Although they are supposed to return to court in early October, the date will likely be pushed all the way back to 2014. The postponing of this court appearance is thought to be “due to the complex nature of the case,” or in other words, the expected result when you have a legal mess involving nearly forty counts of fraud.

Until then, Miles Feinstein says that the Giudices plan to “to continue life as they’ve lived it.” Could this mean additional appearances on reality television? Perhaps. “They have contracts with Bravo and others. And they shouldn’t imprison themselves.”

He has a point. It’s safe to say that Joe and Teresa will spend at least a few months (if not years) behind bars. Might as well enjoy freedom while they can!

Do you think Joe and Teresa Giudice are destined for a prison sentence? Feel free to share your predictions in the comments section below!

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20 Responses to “Teresa Giudice Pleads Not Guilty To Fraud Charges”

  1. Tom F Says:
    August 15th, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Hope all is well, y prayers are with you and joe

  2. besspaula Says:
    August 15th, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    just don’t really get it. who are they, reality tv stars? why not give them time to do, not treat them w kid gloves. both knew the plan as what was done. can’t in any way feel bad for them. kids, yes. his parents were acting so low first time. have seen them many times at jersey shore where they act w/o worry.

  3. laylasmom Says:
    August 15th, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Teresa and her blimp husband are ether idiots or have very bad attorneys! They are staring at very hefty sentences, which have been well documented! (And even shown on TV!!) The law does not look kindly on non-repentant people and that could be the difference between a short–or VERY long sentence!! How stupid can two people be–and how stupid do they think the court and the public are?? I hope you have a recipe in your bogus cook book for a layer cake with a file baked in it!!

  4. laughing Says:
    August 15th, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Teresa is a joke! All she did was deny deny deny! You can see behind her fake smile. All i feel bad for are the kids. oh well.

  5. Dusty Says:
    August 15th, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Though not my favorite couple and surprised that Dina, Carolines’ sister is her friend. Never pick her in the first place. Appears that she and Joe may have blown it per greedy. Joe if not a citizen has to leave here soon after all these years here was he on any kind of a visa and taking jobs from citizens ? Say one thing in Teresas favor is she is a good mother, now I just hope these charges are not real they are buying jail time in the future. Unless you are a billionaire or a Romney who can hide your money elsewhere you cannot hide what you do in business. Who were their accountants and tax people did they help them lie? Good luck, mainly for your girls.

  6. Sue Says:
    August 15th, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Send both these criminals to jail!

  7. John P. Says:
    August 15th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    They both did the crime now they must do the time.

  8. Alice S. Says:
    August 15th, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Joe needs to spend some time in jail then be deported. Teresa needs a few years in prison. Such a shame they chose greed over their own children.

  9. RHONJ Fan Says:
    August 15th, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Both are in denial and need jail to teach them to respect the law.

  10. Rhonda Says:
    August 15th, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Euro Trash law breakers – both of them!

  11. Tony Says:
    August 15th, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Neither Tre or Joe have any morals or respect for the law. They both need time in state prison to reflect on their crimes.

  12. ann Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 5:41 am

    I remember when Teresa was building her house,and she said that she could never live in somebody else’s house that it was gross. Now she will be living in a nice small gross prision cell…Couldn’t have happened to a nicer person.

  13. JoAnna Says:
    August 18th, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Rhonda:
    I believe what you ment to say was “US trash law breakers – both of them” sense Teresa is born in the US and Joe came her when he was just a year old.

  14. lauren Says:
    August 19th, 2013 at 7:22 am

    I don’t agree with how this couple lives,but,good grief!Give them a break.The law will decide if they’re guilty or not.It doesnt look good but we need to pray for all of the family,because kids are involved.

  15. JojojojoMarkallenjohn Says:
    August 19th, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Both seem like total Neanderthals; but this isn’t the first time the IRS has overcharged someone; they love to target high profile people who are resented to make an example out of. If you file bankruptcy and you don’t qualify, then the court should just reject your filing….what’s with accusing people of 50 years worth of crime? Also, in 2001 the banks were giving cash away – loan brokers were TELLING people to exaggerate. Not sure who is more crooked here the IRS or these wanna be Sopranos

  16. Joe Says:
    August 20th, 2013 at 2:26 am

    Both are trash….they dont need a break they need jail

  17. Angelica Car Says:
    August 20th, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Teresa is self absorbed and cares for know one. She is a “fraud”. If anyone knows her the best it’s Mellisa Gorga.

  18. ALLIE B Says:
    September 15th, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    VERY HARD TO FEEL SORRY FOR EITHER OF THEM. THEY ARE BOTH ARROGANT, POMPOUS, BRAGGY AND UGLY PEOPLE.I AM A MOM HOWEVER AND I DO FEEL SORRY FOR THE GIRLS-EVEN THO THEY ARE ALL SPOILED BRATS. CAN’T WAIT TO SEE THEM IN JUMPSUITS AND SEE TERESA WITH NO MAKEUP AND STRAIGHT HAIR. COULD’NT HAVE HAPPENED TO A NICER WITCH.

  19. Brenda Says:
    September 24th, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Wow, all you people are so quick to kick somebody when they are done. Don’t look done on a man if you can’t pick him up. Of course, they chose to exploit their lives on reality tv. Maybe they wouldn’t had tried to live so big if they weren’t on tv. But we tune in to see them also. I believe that if they repent GOD will give them a second chance.

  20. renee rutzler Says:
    October 7th, 2013 at 9:20 am

    PEOPLE ARE INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY TERESA IS NO ANGEL BUT EITHER IS ER BROTHER AND MELISSA I THINK MELLISA RODETERESA COATTIL AND ENJOYS CAUSING PROBLEMS SHE SAYS SHE LOVESLOVES HER HUSBAND THAN SHUT UP STOP THE DRAMA AND LET THEM BE A FAMILY I THINK SHE IS GETTING TO MUCH ENJOYMENT FROM ALL THIS. JE WAKE UP AND SEE YOUR WIFE FOR THE SNAKE SHE IS DHE IS ENJOYING YOU NOT HAVING A RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR FAMILY. AND NO MATTER WHAT FAMILY STICKS TOGETHER.

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