As Teresa Giudice’s trial gets closer, her attorney’s have filed a pretrial motion demanding the government outline the basis of the allegations in the 41-count indictment against her. In court documents obtained by RadarOnline, the lawyers state, “The indictment repeatedly uses vague and amorphous words and phrases, but fails to provide additional detail to allow Teresa to defend herself against these allegations.”
“In fact, the Defense has accessed and reviewed the Government’s discovery in the U.S. Attorney’s Office on many occasions, and still cannot determine what the basis is for many of the allegations set forth in the Indictment. Accordingly, the Indictment is woefully deficient,” the documents state.
And the Real Housewives of New Jersey star is formally responding to the prosecutors unwillingness to let her have a separate trial from her husband, Joe Giudice. “The defendant moved to sever the trial from her husband, asserting that she wished to testify on her own behalf at trial, but that her testimony would inculpate her husband,” the docs state.
Prosecutors pointed out to the court in their opposition papers for the Giudices trial be held separately because Joe hasn’t exactly been trustworthy in the past. “He has provided false testimony under oath on multiple occasions,” one section reads. And there’s no guarantee he would testify at all, since his lawyers has previously said he wouldn’t.”
In addition, prosecutors asked the judge to force Teresa and Joe’s lawyers to hand over “photographs, books, papers, documents, data, photographs, tangible objects” relating to the case, which they have not done yet. The next hearing is scheduled for April 9th.
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