Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe are expected to plead guilty for some charges on Tuesday, ABC News is reporting. Teresa is expected to plead guilty to four charges, including at least one count of fraud. She is potentially facing two years in prison, but the final decision will be made by the judge at sentencing.
The Giudice’s 41-count indictment includes; conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud.
The couple’s attorney’s are reportedly working on a plea deal with the U.S. Attorney. The plea deal will not keep Joe, who’s not a US citizen but from Italy, from being deported. After conviction, US immigration officials will decide if they want to proceed with sending Joe back to Italy.
In Touch claims the New Jersey couple accepted a plea deal offer, where Joe will serve a minimum of five years in prison, but Teresa will escape jail time with a maximum of five years probation. The couple may also be required to pay $11 million in restitution.
RumorFix reports that Bravo doesn’t want to miss a minute of Teresa’s legal drama. Within hours of the news that she will be pleading guilty, cameras reportedly appeared outside of her home to capture her reaction.
This news comes as a surprise, being that Teresa’s attorney, Henry Klingeman, originally said that she planned to plead not guilty to the charges.
Klingeman declined to comment.
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