On July 29th, Teresa and Joe Giudice were charged with 39 counts of fraud and tax evasion, and media outlets are reporting the are facing up to 50 years in a federal prison. But John J. Carney, who is a former federal prosecutor, tells Us Weekly that based on similar cases, 18 to 36 months of prison time is more probable than 50 years.
Teresa and Joe are charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud. And the reality is that any prison time will affect their daughters, Gia, 12, Gabriella, 10, Milania, 7, and Aduriana, 3. But sources are telling the mag that family members are ready to step up!
“Of course, the Gorgas will step up,” an insider tells the mag, “As will Rich and Kathy Wakile, especially since the kids are involved.”
“The family is handling themselves with great dignity, but it’s very traumatic,” Teresa’s attorney, Henry E. Klingeman, tells the magazine. “And when you have four small girls, it’s tough for everybody, including the girls.”
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