‘Housewives’ couple plead guilty to fraud in NJ

 ‘Housewives’ couple plead guilty to fraud in NJ

Credit: Getty Images

NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 14: Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice (L) and wife Teresa Giudice appear in court to face charges of defrauding lenders, illegally obtaining mortgages and other loans as well as allegedly hiding assets and income during a bankruptcy case on August 14, 2013 in Newark, United States. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Print
Email
|

by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on March 4, 2014 at 9:26 AM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 4 at 11:16 AM

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Husband-and-wife members of the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” cast have pleaded guilty to fraud.

Teresa and Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice arrived at the federal courthouse in Newark on Tuesday without speaking to reporters. They each pleaded guilty to several counts including bankruptcy fraud, conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud, and failing to pay taxes.

Under federal guidelines, Joe Giudice faces a potential sentence of 37 to 46 months and Teresa Giudice could get 21 to 27 months.

The couple was accused last year of exaggerating income while applying for loans before the show debuted in 2009, then hiding their fortunes in a bankruptcy filing after their first season aired.

 

They were also accused of submitting fraudulent mortgage and loan applications and fabricating tax returns and W-2 forms.

Print
Email
|