Joe & Teresa Giudice Plead Guilty to Multiple Fraud Charges

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Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Joe & Teresa Giudice Real Housewives of New Jersey pleaded guilty March 3rd to fraud charges that could land both in jail.

The couple entered pleas of bankruptcy fraud, mail fraud, illegally obtaining loans, and evading taxes at Newark Federal Court The reality stars have been charged with a total of 41 counts of fraud. Joe and Teresa plead guilty to “Multiple” fraud charges. They are scheduled to be sentence July 8th.

Joe faces 46 months in jail and Teresa faces up to 27 months in jail. Joe also will have to face another hearing that will “Likely result in … your being removed from the United States,” says Federal Judge Ester Solas in accepting the pleas.

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MIKE COPPOLA/GETTY IMAGES

HollywoodLife.com spoke with Teresa’s attorney immediately following their hearingand gave this statement on behalf of Teresa :

“Today, I took responsibilityy for a series of mistakes I made several years ago. I have said throughout that I respect the legal process and thus I intend to address the Court directly at sentencing. I will describe the choices I made, continue to take responsibility for my decisions, and express my remorse to Judge Salas and the public. I am heartbroken that this is affecting my family–especially my four young daughters, who mean more to me than anything in the world. Beyond this, I do not intend to speak specifically about the case outside of court, at the recommendation of my attorney and out of deference to the Government and our legal system.”

Most people think that will most likely end up in jail. The bigger question is will Joe be deported? What will the family do?

Source: HollywoodLife.com, New York Daily News

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