Today, Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe were handed their fate – both were sentenced today after being convicted for wire and bankruptcy fraud. Teresa has been sentenced for 15 months in jail, while Joe has been sentenced to 41 months.
According to the judge, Teresa will begin her sentencing on January 5th, and Joe will begin his once Teresa is finished due to the fact they have four children at home.
Before sentencing … Teresa begged the judge for leniency, saying she is in a deep depression and her life is now ruined. She says all she cares about is her kids and she has no interest anymore in doing TV shows.
She also said she didn’t care about handbags … a reference to the fact that she was photographed last month with a very high priced luxury bag when she was running around screaming BANKRUPT!
The judge wasn’t buying Teresa’s sob story however and said, “I need to send a message. In the eyes of the law it doesn’t matter who you are. There are consequences to pay.”
Hopefully when this all boils over and their sentences are done and over served, the Giudice family will learn a valuable lesson: the law does not discriminate.
By Monique C Tillman