02:07 PM EDT 11/25/2013
Originally posted 11/20/2013 02:00PM
The charges just keep stacking up against Teresa and Joe Giudice.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey stars, who already face up to 50 years in prison for 39 counts of fraud, walked hand in hand into the U.S. District Court in Newark on Wednesday where they pled not guilty to two additional counts – bank fraud and loan application fraud.
"A lot is at stake here not only for Teresa and Joe but for their families, particularly the children," Joe's lawyer, Miles Feinstein, said outside the courtroom.
"Henry Klingeman, who is an excellent lawyer, and myself and our staffs have been preparing and preparing and will continue to do so."
Originally posted 11/18/2013 06:20PM
Teresa and Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice are in more legal hot water.
The pair, who face up to 50 years behind bars for 39 counts of fraud, were indicted on two more counts – bank fraud and loan application fraud – on Monday, according to NJ.com.
"As she did with respect to the allegations contained in the original indictment, Teresa intends to plead 'not guilty' to the allegations in the new indictment," the Real Housewives of New Jersey star's lawyer Henry E. Klingeman tells PEOPLE. "She looks forward to defending herself at the trial, scheduled for February 24, 2014. Beyond that, we will answer all of the charges in court, not out."
Originally posted 10/06/2013 11:35AM
Despite looming legal troubles, Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice still found time to celebrate her daughter Gabriella's 9th birthday on Friday.
The reality star shared several photos from the soccer-themed soiree on Twitter, writing, "My birthday girl Gabriella can't believe she is 9 already."
Though Giudice and her husband Joe face the possibility of 50 years behind bars for multiple counts of fraud, the family looked picture perfect on Gabriella's big day.
Originally posted 08/14/2013 04:30PM
Teresa Giudice and her husband, Joe, appeared in federal court in Newark, N.J., Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to fraud.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey stars were charged last month in a 39-count indictment with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud and bankruptcy fraud.
The couple – who are out on $500,000 bail each – are accused of exaggerating their income when applying for loans and then hiding their improving fortunes in a bankruptcy filing.
Originally posted 08/05/2013 01:45PM
Despite looming legal troubles, Teresa Giudice and her daughters were the picture of a happy family on Friday.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star may have been attempting to maintain a sense of normalcy in the midst of the 39-count fraud indictment she faces with her husband, treating daughters Gia, Gabriella, Milania and Audriana to shaved ice at a park.
Teresa and husband Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice are charged with conspiracy to commit mail, wire and bank fraud as well as making false statements on loan applications. The couple were released on a $500,000 bond each after surrendering their passports during a court appearance on July 30.
Originally posted 08/03/2013 04:00PM
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Originally posted 07/30/2013 07:05PM
What's the toughest part about being a Real Housewife of New Jersey?
"Fame," Teresa Giudice told PEOPLE last year. "Being scrutinized. It's hard being judged when people don't really know you."
Now the reality show's star and husband Joe are paying what their lawyers say is a huge price for that notoriety.
The couple were released Tuesday on $500,000 bond each after being charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud.
Originally posted 07/30/2013 10:50AM
Teresa Giudice and her husband Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice were released on $500,000 bond each after making initial court appearances on Tuesday in Newark, N.J., to face federal fraud charges.
The stars of The Real Housewives of New Jersey were ordered to surrender their passports and to confine their travels to New Jersey and New York. Joe Giudice could be deported to Italy if convicted because he is not a U.S. citizen.
They did not enter pleas.
Originally posted 07/29/2013 03:30PM
Two stars of The Real Housewives of New Jersey were indicted Monday on federal fraud charges, accused of exaggerating their income while applying for loans before their TV show debuted in 2009, then hiding their improving fortunes in a bankruptcy filing after their first season aired.
Teresa Giudice, 41, and her husband Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice, 43, of Montville Township, N.J., were charged in a 39-count indictment with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud.
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