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Teresa and Joe Giudice go to court on fraud charges, remain free for now

Surrendering to the feds makes for great face time.

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Surrendering to the feds makes for great face time.



Teresa and Joe Giudice from The Real Housewives of New Jersey are free for now, paying  cool million to roam the streets until thier next hearing on multiple fraud charges. Well that's good; That means Bravo can keep filming, right?

The couple, who collectively face 39 counts of bank fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, failure to report income on mortgage and loan installments and hiding assets during bankruptcy proceedings, were both released on $500,000 unsecured bail bonds, Us Weekly reports. They are not allowed to leave New York or New Jersey while awaiting their next hearing on Aug. 14, and had to surrender their passports.

Teresa's lawyer has said she plans on pleading not guilty, while Joe's lawyer vows to fight the charges. One thing that came up is that Joe, a.k.a. Giuseppe, is not legally a U.S. citizen, having been born in Italy. That's sure to cause some problems with their future television appearances. Oh, and the potential 30 years in prison they face.

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 4:28pm]


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