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Teresa Giudice hopes to receive house arrest over jail time

Teresa Giudice is facing 27 months behind bars for her involvement in a fraud scheme with husband Joe Giudice, who is facing 46 months in prison -- and a possible eviction.

Teresa Giudice attends the 'Celebrity Apprentice' Live Finale at American Museum of Natural History on May 20, 2012 in New York City.
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Although things aren't looking so good for The Real Housewives of New Jersey star, she's staying positive and hoping that the judge on her case will sentence her to house arrest in lieu of jail time, so that she can continue to care for her and Joe's four daughters.

In the upcoming months, before her July 8 sentencing, Teresa's case will be examined and the best sentencing will be decided.

“Before Teresa is formally sentenced by the judge, she will meet with the United States Probation Department and a report will be prepared," a source revealed to Radar Online on March 4. "The report will outline recommendations for sentencing for the judge to consider and one of those items will include if house arrest is suitable for Teresa."

House arrest would be ideal for Teresa. Not only would it allow her to be active in the lives of her four girls, it would also allow her to continue to run her businesses, and possibly resume her filming schedule on the Real Housewives of New Jersey.

“The fact that she has four children and is the breadwinner for the family will drastically help her when it comes to determining if house arrest is appropriate," the source explained. “You can count on Teresa to plead her case to the judge during her sentencing hearing… She really hopes to serve her prison sentence at home because the idea of going to prison absolutely terrifies her.”

Not only is jail a scary situation, it is also something that will completely change the life of Teresa and her kids. Being behind bars will take her away from her girls and all of her money-making ventures will come to a halt, thus leaving her bills to pile up.

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