Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe appeared in federal court yesterday, holding hands on the way inside and pleading not guilty to a pair of new fraud charges.
Now, facing the possibility of decades behind bars, The Real Housewives of New Jersey star has hired Wendy Feldman of Custodial Coaching.
She describes herself to Us Weekly as a "legal coach and crisis manager," which are both jobs that apparently exist.
Feldman herself spent nearly a year-and-half in prison for securities fraud and has advised other famous clients (such as Lindsay Lohan) during their trials and tribulations.
Considering the numerous charges against Giudice, is Feldman on board to prepare this reality star for a long jail sentence?
"I have not been hired to prepare either Teresa or Joe Guidice for prison," Feldman tells Us. "In fact, most of my work is well-known as crisis management oriented. In addition, I am known as director of alternative sentencing at Cliffside Malibu where Ms. Lohan recently was. However, I am acting as the legal coach and crisis manager only for Teresa Giudice."
Teresa and Joe Giudice were indicted Monday on two new counts of fraud, bringing the total number up to 41.
Said Teresa's attorney in a statement:
"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.
"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."