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'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Teresa Giudice trial may end in plea deal

The upcoming trial for "Real Housewives of New Jersey" stars Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice may end in a plea bargain. According to In Touch on Feb. 28, the plea bargain may end up keeping one of them out of jail completely.

RHONJ: Teresa Giudice working on plea bargain
RHONJ: Teresa Giudice working on plea bargain
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It appears that the plea deal that Teresa Giudice and her husband are working towards will actually see the two of them plead guilty. Between them, there are 41 counts of fraud, including falsifying their income for loans and not paying taxes on everything they made as well. There was a chance they could face up to 50 years in prison each.

Well, the new plea deal they are working on with the U.S. Attorney's office would see Joe Giudice serve a minimum of five years in federal prison while Teresa would not have to serve any time at all. Teresa would get five years probation and the two will have to pay $11 million in restitution. Joe would also be protected from deportation and be allowed to remain in the United States.

It is much better than 50 years in prison.

The problem for Joe Giudice is that the plea deal will lessen the prison sentence, and he would be taking the bullet to keep Teresa out of jail completely. This is even though many of the cases of fraud were surrounding her income. It is also important to note that on a recent episode of "Real Housewives of New Jersey," Teresa was talking to a woman who waited for her husband to get out of jail and Teresa said she was more of a woman than she would be in that situation.

It makes it sound like Teresa Giudice might not wait for Joe to get out of jail if this plea deal goes down.