Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe will be answering for their fraudulent behaviors in the fall.
After Joe Giudice’s father passed away unexpectedly, the court had compassion on the grieving family and pushed the couple's sentencing date back to September from the originally anticipated July date.
For Teresa Giudice, this past year has been a “rollercoaster”.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star and her husband rocked the reality television world when it was discovered that they were facing dozens of fraud-related charges after acquiring millions of dollars through unethical and outright illegal means.
The pair initially faced a lengthy prison term. However, it seems the Giudices will receive some leniency thanks to a shrewd plea agreement.
— Radar Online (@radar_online) July 10, 2014
It may not seem that way to Giudice, but upwards of two years in jail and only having to pay back a small portion of the money owed ($7,500) is practically miraculous. Her husband Joe may be forced to serve a couple years more. Her husband may also be outright deported to his native Italy.
With the revised sentencing date quickly approaching, the 42-year-old reality TV star admits that she’s not fully prepared.
"I don't think anyone is prepared for any of that," Giudice told Entertainment Tonight during an interview. "Right now, I'm just focusing on my family."
Despite opening up about her reluctance to face the music, Giudice has admitted to little else. She avoided answering about her fraud scandal when she appeared on The View this past Thursday.
By her side was sister-in-law Melissa Gorga. Though the two women were notably at odds in the past, Gorga is determined to be there for her embattled family members.
Said Gorga, “'We go up, we go down....we're family.'
Family is a recurring theme for Teresa as she makes the promotional rounds ahead of her sentencing.
"I wake up every morning [and] I look at my four beautiful daughters," said Teresa. "They're healthy, they're happy. That's what keeps me going."
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— Teresa Giudice (@Teresa_Giudice) June 21, 2014
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