Giudice Fraud Trial Postponed Until 2014


The federal fraud trial of Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Teresa and Joe Giudice has been postponed until 2014, reports. Teresa and Joe were originally headed to trial October 8th on a 39-count federal indictment that charged the couple with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, loan application fraud and bankruptcy fraud. Prosecutors allege the Giudices tried to secure nearly $5 million in loans between 2001 and 2008.

‘In setting a new trial date of Feb. 24, 2014, U.S. District Judge Esther Salas took note in a court order of the large amount of financial and other documentary evidence that defense lawyers must review in order to adequately prepare for trial,’ NorthJersey reports. The judge also took into consideration Joe’s upcoming state trial for identity theft and said, “the failure to grant a continuance would unreasonably deny [him] continuity of counsel and the reasonable time necessary for effective preparation in this case.”

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  • Lizliz September 6, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    Makes perfect sense. They had better really enjoy their freedom until February and then a few months after that. When sentencing date comes it’s over for the Giudice’s. Teresa and Joe are both going up the river. Joes’s time will run concurrent with the time he gets for this case. Teresa and Joe are going to pay dearly for their dalliances of the law. They are going to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, as they should be. Unfortunately the “tax payers” of New Jersey will be punished as well because their taxes go to the cost of putting these two who think they “are above the law” in jail.
    It’s just a matter of time and they “will pay the piper” for their fraud.

  • Anonymous September 6, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    BOYCOTT BRAVO if Teresa isn’t fired!!! She has been arrested on 39 counts for being a thief and liar. Why should we support a criminal!
    Legal Disclaimer! Comments made are my opinion ONLY and should not be considered factual. (Just in case Teresa decides to sue for slander.)

    • Steph September 7, 2013 at 11:07 AM

      We don’t live in Afghanistan! Every person in the United States of America is innocent until PROVEN guilty. She isn’t a criminal, yet…

    • Anonymous September 8, 2013 at 7:14 PM

      Her she is a cheat and deserves to pay for her crimes.

  • RYAN September 7, 2013 at 3:47 AM


    • Peggy Montoya August 9, 2014 at 3:05 PM

      We all have our own opinions and I think she deserves to do hard time. Don’t tell me to back off. I can speak my mind in this country the last time I checked it’s still a free country to have freedom of speech.

  • Viktor September 7, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    #TeamTeresa you haters!

  • allgoodstuff September 8, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    Teresa is my all time favorite bravo house wife! I LOVE the Joe & Rosie videos on they are hilarious. I pray her family will be ok.

  • Kare926 October 17, 2013 at 5:06 AM

    Team teresa

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