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Teresa Giudice thinks jail will increase her fame

 Teresa and Joe Giudice leave court after facing charges of defrauding lenders, illegally obtaining mortgages and other loans as well as allegedly hiding assets and income during a bankruptcy case on March 4, 2014 in Newark, United States.
Teresa and Joe Giudice leave court after facing charges of defrauding lenders, illegally obtaining mortgages and other loans as well as allegedly hiding assets and income during a bankruptcy case on March 4, 2014 in Newark, United States.
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Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe Giudice may soon be thrown behind bars.

Weeks ago, the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" couple plead guilty to a handful of fraud charges and are now facing some serious time behind bars. For Teresa's crimes, she could do up to two years in prison. Joe could do up to five -- and faces a possible deportation upon releases.

However, according to a new report, Teresa is looking at the glass half full, and is convinced that going to jail is only going to increase her fame and be a good thing in the long run.

“Teresa thinks that if she goes to jail, it’ll only make her more famous,” an insider close to the couple revealed to In Touch Weekly on March 12. “She thinks she’ll be redeemed — and then become even more popular and be able to make a fortune.”

Already, Teresa is doing what she can to cash in on her fraud case, and has agreed to let Bravo film many scenes regarding the issue.

“She knows she has to let them film in order to be the star and central story line of the show. This is her moment,” the source added.

When "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" returns later this year, fans will get to see Teresa prepare to enter her guilty plea and the thought process involved. They will also see the moments after and how her and her family are getting ready for their sentencing.