Joe Giudice Sentenced To 41 Months In Jail; Teresa Giudice Sentenced To 15
Teresa and Joe Giudice, the Real Housewives of New Jersey stars, appeared in a Newark courtroom on Thursday to hear their respective sentencings for tax fraud charges.
Teresa & Joe Giudice Sentencing
The Giudices presented a united front as they appeared before U.S. District Court Judge Esther Salas. Both Joe and Teresa had been charged with 41 counts of bank, bankruptcy, wire and mail fraud. They both pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, and to three separate counts of bankruptcy fraud back in March.
Joe was additionally charged with filing a 2004 tax returns and withholding income information between 2004 and 2008, which he also pleaded guilty to in his plea deal.
On Thursday, after weathering a takedown from Judge Salas, Joe was sentenced to 41 months in prison and will have to immediately pay up $414,588, reported The Star-Ledger. His first two years out of prison upon his released will be supervised. It's possible that upon his release, Joe, an Italian citizen, could be deported.
After a defense attorney appealed for leniency in Teresa’s case, Judge Salas refused to dismiss the possibility of jail time and ultimately sentenced Teresa to 15 months in prison, reported The Huffington Post. However, Salas did rule that the parents to four young daughters would not serve their time at the same time – with Teresa serving her sentence first.