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Facing an unexpected family tragedy, Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice have seen their sentencing date pushed back.

A couple days after the unexpected death of Frank Giudice, Joe's father who passed away of a heart attack in the couple's backyard, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s office says there's been a change in schedule:

"Joe and Teresa’s sentencing has been pushed back to September. The reason is an administrative issue. I can’t elaborate further as to what that means and I can’t theorize on this. They will be sentenced on September 23rd at 10:30 a.m. in front of Judge Ester Salas."

With The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 6 premiering on July 13, Teresa could be facing many years in prison.

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Earlier today, Teresa Giudice pleaded guilty to a series of fraud charges.

According to various reports, she now faces 21 to 27 months behind bars, while husband Joe Giudice - who also pleaded guilty inside a Newark courthouse - could be in jail for up to 46 months.

Not long after arriving at this plea bargain, The Real Housewives of New Jersey star released a statement.

"Today, I took responsibility for a series of mistakes I made several years ago," Giudice said. "I have said throughout that I respect the legal process and thus I intend to address the court directly at sentencing.

"I will describe the choices I made, continue to take responsibility for my decisions, and express my remorse to Judge Salas and the public."

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Teresa Giudice is probably going to jail.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star and her husband entered a plea of guilty this morning inside a Newark courtroom, agreeing to terms of a plea bargain in which Teresa could face under two years behind bars and Joe a minimum of three.

Details are still coming in, but TMZ reports Teresa copped to four counts (including conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bankruptcy fraud) and Joe to five (the same as his wife, plus failure to file tax returns).

Giudices Go to Court

The stars were originally indicted on a total of 41 criminal charges last year  - yes, 41! - as a result of allegedly illegal actions that took place between 2001 and 2011.

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Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice will plead guilty to a number of fraud charges on Tuesday.

According to Us, The Real Housewives of New Jersey stars have reached a plea bargain with prosecutors and both will be present in front of a judge this week.

"Joe and Teresa Giudice have arranged a plea agreement with prosecutors in their federal case," an insider tells the celebrity gossip tabloid.

As a result, "The couple will plead guilty to several but not all 41 of the charges, and both will appear in court on Tuesday with their lawyers."

The couple is accused of lying about its assets in bankruptcy documents, among other allegations, and is facing 50 years in prison if convicted across the board.

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Teresa Giudice is facing decades in prison and a very hefty fine as the result of federal fraud charges.

So this is the last thing the reality star needs: cameras have caught husband Joe Giudice having coffee at a diner in New Jersey... with someone who decidely NOT his wife!

As recounted by Radar Online, the rendezvous took went down about 30 minutes from the home in which the Giudices reside, with Joe's mystery date wearing a large hat and sunglasses; i.e. clearly trying to hide her face.

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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."

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Bravo viewers were treated to a double dose of Teresa Giudice last night.

First, the reality star appeared with castmates on The Real Housewives of New Jersey season finale. And then, immediately afterward, she and husband Joe sat down for a pre-taped interview with Andy Cohen.

Forget the Breaking Bad finale, people, this was some riveting television!

Wiping away tears at one point, Giudice addressed the fraud charges levied against her and Joe and asked: Why is this happening to me, a question lawyers would answer by responding:

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Teresa Giudice is facing problems that go far beyond mere table flips and cocktail party fights.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star and her husband Joe have been indicted on 39 counts and appeared yesterday in federal court to face charges that include bank fraud and wire fraud.

They are now free on $500,000 bond and Teresa's lawyer says his client is trying to remain "calm, cool and collected" in the face of such woes.

On Way to Federal Court

"She's been through a lot, as everybody who watches the show knows," Henry E. Klingeman told Us Weekly. "[There have been] challenges, both personal and professional, and she deals with them in due course and she'll deal with this one."

This is the first, of course, that involves a possible 50-year prison sentence.

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Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice walked hand-in-hand this morning into a Newark, New Jersey courtroom to answer charges levied against them yesterday by a federal prosecutor.

The reality stars are facing the possibility of 50 years in prison for counts that range from mail and bank fraud to lying about their income when applying for bankruptcy.

Witnesses tell Us Weekly that Teresa and Joe were "very solemn" throughout the hearing, looking "professional" as they appeared before Judge Cathy Waldor.

Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice Hold Hands

As for the results of the mandatory court date?

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Teresa Giudice and her husband are in major trouble with the law.

U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced today a 39-count indictment against The Real Housewives of New Jersey couple, alleging that the Giudices defrauded the IRS and a number of banks over an seven-year period that started in 2001.

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According to the legal filings, Teresa and Joe schemed to illegally obtain mortgages and other loans from various banks by purposely overestimating their incomes in order to garner more cash.

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