How The Feds Began Investigating Joe & Teresa Giudice For Financial Fraud


Joe Giudice was found liable for fraud in 2007 when his business partner, Joe Mastropole, sued him for forging a signature on a document he did not approve. A lawyer by the name of Monica Chacon represented Giudice’s former business partner, and she is telling RadarOnline how that case led to the feds indicting the Giudices.

“The work we put in to make sure the judge recognized they were committing fraud ultimately resulted in them withdrawing their petition [and tipping off the feds],” she explains. “It’s been a long road.”

Chacon also reveals that she’s been helping build the case against the Giudices for years. “Our office has had calls from some federal agencies over the past four years,” she says. “You don’t think it’s gonna come to anything and then finally [it happens].”

“Teresa and Joe’s true day of reckoning is yet to come. The federal case is still ongoing,” she adds, explaining that she feels vindicated by the indictment. “But finally it feels like people are opening their eyes to the situation after so many years. Little by little, the truth is starting to come out. They’re starting to show who they really are and what they are about.”

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