NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — One of New Jersey’s reality TV stars is about to exchange her designer threads for prison garb.
Teresa Giudice, a cast member of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” is scheduled to report to a federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut, on Monday morning to begin serving a 15-month sentence for bankruptcy fraud.
She and husband Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice pleaded guilty last year and admitted hiding assets from bankruptcy creditors and submitting phony loan applications to get some $5 million in mortgages and construction loans. Joe Giudice also pleaded guilty to failing to pay taxes totaling more than $200,000.
At the Giudices’ sentencing in October, U.S. District Judge Esther Salas criticized the couple for not disclosing all their assets as required under their plea agreement, calling it “the same pattern of obstruction, concealment and manipulation as they showed in the bankruptcy case.”
Still, Salas sentenced Teresa Giudice…
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