According to a new report, Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice is facing contempt of court charges in her bankruptcy case.
According to RadarOnline, Teresa was served with multiple subpoenas pertaining to the case in June, but did not produce the necessary documents needed by the July 13 deadline. A trustee in the case appeared before a judge later that day to ask that Giudice be found in contempt of court.
The trustee reported that the Giudice failed to turn over copies of her and Joe’s federal and state tax returns for the past three years, as well as all of their joint bank account statements since January 2015. She was also asked to turn over copies of employment contracts over the past three years. Because she failed to do so, the trustee asked the judge to fine Giudice $1,000 per day that the documents are missing.
The trustee also claimed that Giudice will not show up to her examination on July 20, and asked that for each day she does not appear she is fined another $1,000.
Teresa and Joe Giudice originally filed for bankruptcy in 2009, and the case was closed in 2014. Giudice later filed a malpractice lawsuit against her former lawyer after she was found guilty of bankruptcy fraud and sentenced to 11 months in prison.
She could potentially be awarded damages in the suit against James Kridel, which allowed the court to reopen her bankruptcy case. Giudice requested the court enter mediation over the matter, but has yet to comply.
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