'Real Housewives' stars plead guilty to fraud charges - MyFoxAustin.com | KTBC Fox 7 | News, Weather, Sports

'Real Housewives' stars plead guilty to fraud charges

Posted: Updated:
Teresa, left, and Joe Giudice, from “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” leave federal court in Newark, N.J. on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.  (AP Photo/Rich Schultz) Teresa, left, and Joe Giudice, from “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” leave federal court in Newark, N.J. on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
NEW JERSEY (MYFOXNY.COM) -

Teresa and Joe Giudice, stars of the reality TV series "Real Housewives of New Jersey", pleaded guilty on Tuesday in Newark federal court to mortgage and bankruptcy fraud charges.

The Giudices agreed to a deal that is expected to send them both to prison.  Under federal guidelines, Joe Giudice faces a potential sentence of 37 to 46 months and Teresa Giudice could get 21 to 27 months

The couple arrived at the courthouse and did not speak to reporters on their way in to face U.S. District Judge Esther Salas at 10:30 a.m.

The couple were charged last year in a 41-count indictment that accuses them of lying to banks for years in order to win millions of dollars in mortgages and other loans and then hiding assets and income during a two-year bankruptcy proceedings.

Joe Giudice is accused of not filing federal tax returns between 2004 to 2008 despite earning $1 million over that time period.

The Montville couple previously requested separate trials, but prosecutors reportedly required both of them to plead guilty to take the deal.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Summit at City Hall on police-community relations

    Summit at City Hall on police-community relations

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:20 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:20:15 GMT
    Ways to improve the relationship between the NYPD and communities in New York City was at the center of a forum held Thursday at City Hall. Mayor Bill de Blasio, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, Rev. Al Sharpton, city officials and community leaders attended the round-table. Accusations of police brutality and the death of a man under arrest for selling un-taxed cigarettes on Staten Island prompted the discussion.
    Ways to improve the relationship between the NYPD and communities in New York City was at the center of a forum held Thursday at City Hall. Mayor Bill de Blasio, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, Rev. Al Sharpton, city officials and community leaders attended the round-table. Accusations of police brutality and the death of a man under arrest for selling un-taxed cigarettes on Staten Island prompted the discussion.
  • Workers trapped in trench collapse

    Workers trapped in trench collapse

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:19:38 GMT
    Two construction workers were rescued from a collapsed trench outside a home in Rye, N.Y. on Thursday.  Firefighters from across Westchester County responded to the scene at 15 Bradford Ave. at about noon.
    Two construction workers were rescued from a collapsed trench outside a home in Rye, N.Y. on Thursday.  Firefighters from across Westchester County responded to the scene at 15 Bradford Ave. at about noon.
  • Woman plunges to death over cliff in Catskills

    Woman plunges to death over cliff in Catskills

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:57 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:57:07 GMT
    New York State NewsNew York State News
    Authorities say a 23-year-old woman trying to take a picture by the edge of a cliff in the Catskill Mountains died after falling more than 150 feet.
    Authorities say a 23-year-old woman trying to take a picture by the edge of a cliff in the Catskill Mountains died after falling more than 150 feet.
Powered by WorldNow

KTBC FOX 7
119 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 476-7777
Fax: (512) 495-7001

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices