Teresa Giudice Faces New Fraud Charges

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Make that 41 fraud charges for Teresa Giudice.

With The Real Housewives of New Jersey star and her husband already facing up to 30 years in prison as the result of allegations over forged bankruptcy documents, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman now says two new counts have been tacked on.

They result from a $361,250 mortgage that Teresa took out in 2005.

"In the course of obtaining the loan, she and Giuseppe Giudice prepared a loan application which falsely stated that Teresa Giudice was employed as a realtor and that she had a monthly salary of $15,000," Fishman said. "Teresa Giudice was not employed outside the home at the time."

Teresa and Joe will answer this latest charge in a Newark court Wednesday. They pleaded not guilty in August to the 39 other charges.

The federal indictment accuses the Giudices of exaggerating their income by faking her employment history while applying for various loans.

The couple supposedly failed to disclose rental and business income after filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2009.

They are free on $500,000 bond, but has to give up their passports and will face a trial some time in 2014.

If convicted, the Giudices face up to three decades years in jail and a $1 million fine.

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