According to TMZ, Teresa and Joe Giudice headed to a Newark N.J. courtroom earlier this morning to address the 39-count indictment that could potentially land both of them in prison for up to 50 years.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey stars held hands as they entered the courthouse on July 30, and are currently waiting for their case to be called. Joe wore a black suit and light-colored tie, while his wife donned a sophisticated painsut. reports that Joe even got a bit combative with photographers and reporters outside the courthouse as he pushed them away at around 8:20 this morning, over and hour and a half before their 10 a.m. ET hearing

The 39 charges brought against the reality couple include conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications, and bankruptcy fraud.

Teresa’s lawyer, Henry Klingeman, stated yesterday that the Real Housewives star intends to plead not guilty to the charges.

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Source: TMZ