On March 4, Teresa and Joe Giudice of The Real Housewives of New Jersey officially pleaded guilty to multiple counts of fraud. This guilty plea comes almost a year after the reality star couple was first charged with 39 counts of fraud last summer. (The number of charges was raised to 41 in the fall.)
It’s been a long and tumultuous road for the couple, and it’s not over yet. Teresa and Joe’s sentencing is scheduled for July 8, 2014, at which point they will learn how much jail time each will serve.
We’ve been keeping a close watch over this case as everything unfolds. Below are all the details about Tre and Joe’s guilty plea, including how many years they each might spend in jail, and how this could affect their four young daughters.
The couple emerged solemnly from the courthouse on March 4 after entering their guilty plea.
Luckily, the expected time is much shorter than the original estimate of 50 years each!
The mother of four speaks out.
There’s still four months to go.
This sort of thing does make for good TV.
This way, the couple’s four young daughters wouldn’t have to be separated from their parent.
Teresa’s eldest daughter, 13, opens up.
RHONJ Co-stars React
Teresa’s close friend gives Wetpaint Entertainment her thoughts on the situation.
Haters to the left. We have no room for you.
Jac, too, is showing her support.
Even RHOA’s NeNe is showing her support! It’s good to see that Teresa and Joe have plenty of people in their lives who care about them.