Teresa Giudice Sentencing Delayed in Wake of Father-in-Law’s Death

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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.

She agreed to a plea bargain in March, pleading guilty to four counts of fraud, including conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bankruptcy fraud.

Husband Joe, meanwhile, copped to five counts (the same as his wife, plus failure to file tax returns).

The couple was indicted on 41 (oh, yes, 41!) charges in 2013 and both sides are expected to spend time behind bars, starting this fall.

"I am heartbroken that this is affecting my family - especially my four young daughters, who mean more to me than anything in the world," Teresa said via statement after entering her plea.

"Beyond this, I do not intend to speak specifically about the case outside of court, at the recommendation of my attorney and out of deference to the government and our legal system."

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