Fans of the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” can relax because their favorite table-flipping family isn’t going anywhere, at least until after their sentencing hearings. Joe and Teresa Giudice pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and three types of bankruptcy fraud. Joe Giudice also pleaded guilty to failing to file a tax return for 2004. The couple may face prison time for their offenses, but, according to a March 5 report on Fox News, they are currently filming the reality series and the storyline is very much about what they have been going through.
Teresa Giudice’s attorney said that she was going to continue working on RHNJ until her sentencing on July 8. She could face between 21 and 27 months, and her husband could get between 37 and 46 months. Teresa Giudice plans to ask for probation, but her husband’s situation is complicated by the fact that he is not an American citizen, although living here since infancy, so he could technically be deported.
In previous episodes of the reality show, the couple’s legal problems have been avoided, but the upcoming season is plunging headlong into the situation with the couple. Of course, in true reality show fashion, they will stop the season’s filming before the sentencing.