Real Housewives of NJ's Teresa and Joe Giudice Facing More Fraud Charges
by Kate Stanhope
Joe Guidice, Teresa Guidice
Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Teresa and Joe Giudice were indicted Monday on one count of bank fraud and one count of loan application fraud. Authorities claim that Teresa lied about having a job and a $15,000 monthly salary on a loan application.
This latest alleged wrongdoing is on top of the 39 counts filed against the couple in July. At the time, the Giudices were charged with bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud. Additionally, Joe was charged with failing to file tax returns from 2004 to 2008. The couple pleaded not guilty in August to the charges. If convicted, they could face up to 50 years in jail.
The Giudices, who have four daughters and have been on the Bravo reality show since Season 1, have maintained a strong united front in the face of these charges. “I can’t fall apart, Andy. I mean, my daughters — they mean the world to me,” Teresa told Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens: Live in September. “You go through things in life, I don’t know why, I mean, I’m asking, ‘Why is this happening to me?’ Maybe it’s something my daughters could learn from.”
The couple will be arraigned on these new charges Wednesday.