02:08 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 10/14/2013 09:30AM
There was less screaming than usual but a lot more tears as part two of The Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion focused on Teresa Giudice's legal troubles.
Teresa and her husband, Joe, are facing the possibility of 50 years behind bars for multiple counts of fraud, and it's clearly weighing heavily on the mother of four. "Of course this bothers me. I'm human. There's a lot of nights I cry myself to sleep," the 41-year-old admitted. "I'm worried for my family. If I fall apart, the rest of my family's gonna fall apart … I don't want them to feel any pain … I'm just like every other mom."
"I don't believe in karma. I’m Catholic. I don't know why this came to us," she continued. "The best thing you can do is learn from it … It's in God's hands."
Originally posted 10/14/2013 09:10AM
Caroline Manzo, one of the original Real Housewives of New Jersey, has announced that she is leaving the series after five seasons.
It's been wonderful guys," the mother of three, 52, who was often the voice of reason on the show, posted on her Twitter exactly one minute after the show's reunion finale aired Sunday on Bravo.
"I've decided to leave #RHONJ this season was my last. Love and kisses to you all. Xoxoxo"
Originally posted 10/07/2013 07:30AM
Fraud. Fights. Facelifts. Infidelity. And that was just part one of The Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion on Sunday night.
Host Andy Cohen kicked things off by asking Teresa Giudice, 41, if the other housewives – Caroline Manzo, Melissa Gorga, Jacqueline Laurita and Kathy Wakile – had been supportive since learning that she and husband, Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice, 43, could face 50 years in prison after being charged in a 39-count fraud indictment.
"They all reached out to me," the mother of four revealed. "It's touching."
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 10/03/2013 09:00AM
The Real Housewives of New Jersey finale may have ultimately ended in peace, but it didn't last long.
The stars of the reality series bring the drama – and plenty of tears – when they sit down with Andy Cohen for the season 5 reunion show, which airs Oct. 6 (8 p.m. ET) and Oct. 13 (8 p.m. ET/PT) on Bravo.
In an exclusive first look at the upcoming two-part special, the cast discusses some of the season’s most talked about moments, including the status of Teresa Giudice's tumultuous relationship with her brother Joe Gorga and her feelings toward sister-in-law Melissa Gorga. Plus, Dr. V makes an appearance to talk about the outspoken cast's trip to Lake George where they attempted to make amends.
Originally posted 09/29/2013 10:00PM
Teresa and Joe Giudice have broken their silence.
Following a fraud indictment last month that left the couple facing fifty years in jail, the Real Housewives of New Jersey stars, who have stayed mum since, opened up to Andy Cohen on Sunday night's episode of Watch What Happens Live.
"It's devastating," Teresa, 41, said in the interview. "I have anxiety and sleepless nights. I used to sleep like a baby, now I get up."
Originally posted 09/26/2013 02:30PM
Teresa Giudice and her husband, Joe, face the possibility of 50 years behind bars for multiple counts of fraud following an indictment last month. Yet the Real Housewives of New Jersey star says she has exactly four reasons to stay strong while facing the charges: her daughters.
"I can't fall apart," she tells Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen in an interview to air Sunday, while clutching her husband's hand. "I have my daughters. They mean the world to me."
Teresa, 41, and Joe, 43, pleaded not guilty in federal court in Newark, N.J., to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud and bankruptcy fraud, all part of a 39-count indictment that contends the couple initially exaggerated their income in a mortgage filing, then later hid income in a bankruptcy filing.
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.
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