Teresa Giudice: From Housewife to the Big House in 5 Clicks

After gaining TV fame and building a lifestyle empire, the reality star now faces 30 years in prison on fraud charges

5. CRIMINAL CONDUCT

The couple's money issues reached a whole new level of trouble when they were both indicted on federal fraud charges on July 29. In the 39-count indictment, the pair were accused of exaggerating their income while applying for loans before the Real Housewives debuted in 2009, and then hiding their improved fortunes in their bankruptcy filing. "Teresa will plead 'not guilty,'" her attorney stated as the couple, who could potentially serve 30 years in prison, were released on $500,000 bail each. In a statement, Teresa said she supported her husband and wanted to resolve the charges as soon as possible. "I am committed to my family and intend to maintain our lives in the best way possible, which includes continuing my career," the 41-year-old said.