Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice is facing up to 50 years in prison, but RadarOnline is reporting that Teresa’s BFF and publicist Wendy Feldman, has served time in federal prison for her own $4.1 million fraud scheme. Feldman, a former registered trader, was barred from the securities industry and sentenced to 27 months in federal prison in 2006, after the SEC uncovered an extensive Ponzi-like scheme she’d been running for years.
After pleading guilty to three counts of fraud, Feldman was ordered to pay $4,145,000 in restitution. She also served 16 months of her 27 month sentence. Court documents also reveal that Teresa’s publicist went to rehab for an oxycontin addiction.
Now, she runs a prison consultant website, CustodialCoaching.com, to help other people “prepare for court, investigations, incarceration, alternative sentences, and most importantly, re-entry into society.”
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