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Real Housewives of New Jersey

Worst Real Housewives Legal Problems: From Fraud to Intra-Family Feuds (PHOTOS)

Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Teresa and Joe Giudice are currently facing some real deal legal trouble: they've been charged with 39 counts of crimes, including bank fraud, tax evasion, and conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. If convicted, they could each face up to 50 years of jail time.

Teresa and Joe's legal troubles might be the most drastic we've seen from Real Housewives stars, but they are hardly the first family from the franchise to have unfortunate run-ins with the law. Here are six other cases of Bravo stars who've had their legal dirty laundry aired in public, thanks to their fame.