Teresa and Joe Giudice have learned that their sentencing date has been moved, but the U.S. Attorney’s Office claims it is not linked to their recent family tragedy. Wetpaint reports on Friday that the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” stars have been dealing with the loss of Joe’s father. However, the U.S. Attorney’s Office has clarified the decision is not connected to Frank’s death.
Frank passed away in the couple’s yard, and stress has been partially blamed on the sudden loss. Teresa and Joe were originally scheduled to appear in court on July 8 for sentencing, but the date has been pushed to September 23. Teresa still hopes to either get probation or house arrest, so at least one person can remain at home to raise the four children. There have been other delays in the case, so this is not a new problem.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office explains the move is not caused by Frank’s death, but the family’s lawyer, Henry Klingeman, points out that the decision will give the couple more time to grieve away from the court system. The entire family is mourning the sudden loss of Frank, and the children have been greatly affected. Gia has shared heartbreaking messages on social media about her grandfather as she tries to deal with the loss.
The Giudice family is planning the funeral, and it is rumored some relatives from Italy are trying to fly to New Jersey to add extra support. Meanwhile, Teresa has also been posting on her social media accounts by sharing photos of Frank. Melissa Gorga has not added any recent social media updates, but she is allegedly helping the family in private, and her feud with Teresa has not been reignited. The “Real Housewives of New Jersey” stars continue to cope with the drama surrounding their lives as they prepare for the new season.