Teresa Giudice Fraud Case: Will Joe Take the Fall?

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Teresa Giudice is standing by her husband throughout their legal entanglements, and he may reward her by taking the fall, according to reports.

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The Real Housewives of New Jersey stars are staring at up to 50 years in prison, but has made it clear that she and Joe Giudice are a united front.

“I support Joe,” she said after her indictment on 39 criminal charges. “As a wonderful husband and father, I know he wants only the best for our daughters and me.”

The Giudices could be in very deep trouble for crimes that range from mail and bank fraud to lying about their income when applying for bankruptcy.

They surrendered to authorities this week and are free on bail.

Love, family and commitment aside, her loyalty could be a calculated move, as insiders say he may try to protect his wife as much as he can in their trial.

“My guess is that Joe will take some sort of a plea to lessen or remove anything from his wife,” said Monica Chacon, an attorney familiar with Giudice.

Chacon represented Giudice’s former business partner in a 2007 case, in which Joe Mastropole sued the couple and Teresa was absolved of any wrongdoing.

Despite her signature appearing on several documents, Joe was willing to accept responsibility for forging her signature and got her off the hook.

Joe answered that he "might have” signed crucial pieces of evidence in her name and continued to insist that Teresa had nothing to do with his business dealings.

Teresa adds, “I wasn’t involved in their business… I never went to a closing. I never signed any papers. [If] my name is on a lot of properties, it is news to me.”

But the plaintiff, Mastropole, insisted The Real Housewives of New Jersey stars were lying to help her get off, and says it may happen again here.

“Any mortgages she got, she knew darn well and she signed those mortgages. You know, [Teresa and Joe] are very good actors. They should be on HBO.”

How effectively he can shield her and how strong the evidence against the duo is this time remain open questions as the case moves through federal court.


In some of the episodes I've seen. Teresa is so proude to be Italian, which is great. She even made income selling her Italian cook book, often speaks in Italian and makes light of those who don't know or understand the Italian way. But she is an Amercian Citizen and with that she and her husband are held to the same standards as we all do. You made that US income here! So they are required to pay their portion like the rest of us. Pay it or do your time. Then you can go back to Italy!!


How many starving children do we have in the US & these 2 R living the high life. Through them both in jail pleeeeease


Put both of them in jail
The rest of us half to earn an honest living


http://au.tv.yahoo.com/x-facto... I heard him sing and he made me smile!


until I saw the draft of $8589, I accept ...that...my mom in-law realie bringing home money in their spare time from there pretty old laptop.. there friends cousin has been doing this 4 only 14 months and by now paid the debts on their villa and got a great new Mitsubishi Evo. go to,,,,www.Rush64.ℂℴm


Let's get down to what's real here. "Joe" Giuseppe Giudice would lie to ANYBODY to get ANYTHING he wants. He lies so easily and it doesn't mean a damn thing what this jerk_ss says. NOTHING he says has ANY degree of truth attached to it AT ALL. And Teresa has learned well from him. Those two are flimsy excuses for human beings and it's their kids that are going to really take it in the shorts for being their kids. Very Very sad and beyond unfortunate! And Bravo is somewhat at fault because they hired these two _ssholes for consecutive years of this mess of a TV show. Now, let me tell you what I really think!


Wow! So, a "Convicted Child Molester" get's 3 years... But Defraud the Gov. and get 50?? Gee makes a lot of sense to me.


Dnt do that lady gaga somebody are in outside dnt play wth money




Oh the web we weave.........


Teresa Giudice Biography

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Teresa Giudice is a Real Housewife of New Jersey. She was born in the Garden State and is married to a guy named Joe. She has three... More »
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