Teresa & Joe Giudice Pay $200,000. Towards Restitution

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Giudice;s Repay $200,000.  in Restitution

Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Teresa  and Joe Giudice has reportedly coughed up half of the  she was ordered  to pay.

Teresa Giudice and her illegal immigrate husband Joe, were order to repay $414,588  restitution she owes as a result of her criminal conviction.

According to the gossip tabloids…the troubled reality duo paid $200.000.

Reality GossipLegal Drama Teresa and Joe Giudice

In October 2009, the Giudices filed for bankruptcy.   An auction of furniture from their Towaco home was initially scheduled for August 22, 2010, but was postponed and then canceled as the couple withdrew their petition for bankruptcy.

On July 29, 2013, Giudice and her husband Joe were charged  with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications, and bankruptcy fraud in a 39-count indictment.

Teresa Giudice Sentenced to 15 Months

Joe Giudice Sentenced To 41 Months

The indictment also charged Joe Giudice with failure to file tax returns for tax years 2004 through 2008, during which time he Real Housewives the Giudicesallegedly earned nearly $1 million. Teresa’s attorney told the Associated Press she would plead not guilty and that “we look forward to vindicating her.” Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jonathan W. Romankow and Rachael Honig are representing the US Government. Miles Feinstein of Paterson, New Jersey is representing Joe Giudice. Henry E. Klingeman of Newark is representing Teresa Giudice. On August 14, 2013, the two pleaded not guilty in federal court to financial fraud charges.

Joe Giudice stood trial on November 19, 2013, on individual charges that he allegedly used marriage and birth certificates belonging to his brother to fraudulently obtain a driver’s license in 2010.  Giudice’s own driver’s license had been suspended following a DUI arrest January 13, 2010.

Criminal News After he was convicted, his license was suspended for 12 months, and he was sentenced to 20 days of community service.   Because he is using the same defense attorney in both trials, U.S. District Judge Esther Salas moved the date of the tax case, involving both Teresa and Joe from October 8, 2013, to February 24, 2014.

On March 4, 2014, Teresa and Joe entered a guilty plea to 41 counts of fraud, following a deal struck with federal prosecutors. The couple was accused of engaging in bank, mail, wire, and bankruptcy fraud, which allegedly saw them net over $5 million over a 10-year period. On October 2, 2014, Giudice was sentenced to 15 months in a federal prison; Joe received a 41-month sentence, followed by potential deportation to Italy.

Together, the couple must also pay $414,000 in restitution. The couple are allowed to serve their sentences separately, so one parent may be allowed to stay with their children.   Giudice will begin her sentence first, which is set to begin on January 5, 2015.

As of 2014, Teresa Giudice is the second-highest paid star of the The Real Housewives franchise. She has also been called the breakout star of the franchise, along with Nene Leakes.

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