‘RHONJ’ Stars Joe and Teresa Giudice Get Prison Sentence
It was sentencing day for Joe and Teresa Giudice, stars of Bravo's Real Housewives of New Jersey.
Facing counts of bankruptcy fraud and conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, Joe was facing a potential 37 to 46 months in federal prison. He was sentenced just before 1 p.m. today to 41 months by U.S. District Court Judge Esther Salas, and was also ordered to pay $414,000 in restitution and a $10,000 fine. As an Italian citizen, he could face deportation after serving his time.
Teresa was facing a sentence up to 27 months, and was sentenced to 15 months, shortly before 5 p.m.
The judge has stated that the sentences would be staggered, with her serving time first, so one parent would be available to care for their four daughters.
The couple plead guilty to charges back in March.
This is a developing story, and we'll continue to update as information becomes available.