Reality Star Sent To Prison For Bankruptcy Fraud

Written By: Emil FleysherJanuary 7, 2015

A cast member of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa Giudice, has begun serving her 15-month sentence for bankruptcy fraud. Mr. and Mrs. Giudice plead guilty to hiding assets from bankruptcy creditors. And, for submitting fraudulent loan applications to retrieve $5 million in mortgages and construction loans. Mr. Giudice also pleaded guilty to failing to pay taxes of well over $200,000. In addition to unlawful use of identification in a state court case that involved a forged driver’s license. All together Joe Giudice will serve 41 months in federal prison.

During the October sentencing by Judge Esther Salas, she scolded the couple for not divulging all of their assets as required under their plea agreement calling it “the same pattern of obstruction, concealment and manipulation as they showed in the bankruptcy case." Still, Judge Salas gave Teresa a lesser sentence than the one desired by the U.S. attorney’s office. Moreover, she allowed her to serve it at a different time than her husband's so they could still take care of their four daughters. When Joe completes his 41-month sentence, he will have an immigration hearing. This is because he is not an American Citizen which will likely lead him to deportation. Mr. Guidice’s attorney claims he was unaware that he was not a U.S. Citizen since he was brought to the U.S. as an infant.

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