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'RHONJ's' Teresa Giudice and hubbie Joe Giudice plead guilty to fraud

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If you’ve been following Teresa Giudice on reality TV’s "Real Housewives of New Jersey," then you may be familiar with all the drama surrounding her and her husband’s fraud charges and possible jail time.

On March 4, Teresa and hubbie Joe Giudice pleaded guilty in a Newark, N.J. courtroom to federal fraud, after reportedly taking a plea deal, “and admitted to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and three types of bankruptcy fraud,” according to The Los Angeles Times.

Joe Giudice, whose real name is Giuseppe, also pleaded guilty to failing to file a tax return for 2004. The Italian citizen also admitted to not filing taxes on income of about $1 million between 2004 and 2008.

During their last court date in Nov., the couple pleaded not guilty “to two additional charges added to the mountain of charges in their initial 39-count July indictment.”

At the time, prosecutors alleged that the Giudices conspired to commit fraud while trying to secure “mortgages and other loans,” and hid assets and income in an effort to maintain their lavish lifestyles while declaring bankruptcy in 2009.

The couple has a court date set for July 8 for sentencing on their guilty pleas.

Teresa is looking at a possible 21 to 27 months in prison, while hubbie Joe could be sentenced to anywhere from 37 to 46 months. There’s also a possibility that Joe could be deported back to his native Italy.

For more on the Giudices' guilty plea, see the video accompanying this article.

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