Teresa and Joe Giudice released on $1 million bond, Joe could be deported


Teresa and Joe Giudice of The Real Housewives of New Jersey were seen outside a bail hearing in Newark, New Jersey yesterday. Joe scuffled briefly with paparazzi outside the courthouse while his father, Frank, told them to go to hell and bent over to show them his ass. (Photos are here.) Bail was set at $500,000 each for the pair, who face 39 federal fraud charges including mail, wire, bank, and bankruptcy fraud. Teresa met her own bond while Joe’s father, Frank, took care of his son’s bond.

Joe is not a US Citizen, he was born in Italy, and if he’s convicted it’s possible that he’ll be deported back to Italy. He moved to the US when he was one and is a “legal permanent resident.” Joe’s lawyer told the press that even if Joe is exonerated in this case, it’s possible that he’ll be deported if he’s convicted in his other pending charge, for impersonating his brother to obtain a driver’s license. Either way, this guy is going to prison or is going to get shipped out of the country or both. Here’s more on their hearing yesterday:

Joe and Teresa Giudice are free on $500,000 bonds each and were required to surrender their passports, with instructions not to leave the states of New Jersey and New York. The couple is scheduled to be arraigned in New Jersey in federal court on August 14.

Teresa and Joe Giudice appeared at a courthouse in Newark on Tuesday morning to set bail regarding their charges of fraud and tax evasion, and RadarOnline.com has all the details.

Surrounded by media, Joe became combative and even swiped a photographer’s camera out of his way the NY Daily News reports.

“Calm down, Joe,” his attorney Miles Feinstein warned. “Don’t do that.”

His attorney added that the Real Housewives of New Jersey couple’s appearance is strictly routine and they are there to “set bail.”

Teresa’s attorney, Henry Klingeman, told USA Today that she will plead not guilty to the charges.

“They’re presumed innocent,” Feinstein said. “They maintain their innocence. They’re supporting each other.”

As RadarOnline.com reported on Monday, Joe and Teresa were charged with 39-counts of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, lying on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud. Joe is also being charged with failure to file tax returns for 2004 through 2008.

On loan applications, Teresa and Joe allegedly made up fake jobs and salaries to get larger loans. They also allegedly used fake documents in a conspiracy to get mortgages and loans they did not deserve.

[From Radar Online]

If there’s anything we learned from Real Housewives of New Jersey, it’s that these people are shameless and entitled and will stop at nothing. They declared bankruptcy and yet continued to flaunt their ill-gotten wealth on television for years. There’s probably a wealth of evidence against them.

Following this hearing, Teresa’s lawyer told US Weekly that she’s hanging in there. What a brave little victim she is:

“She’s been through a lot, as everybody who watches the show knows,” Klingeman told Us. “[There have been] challenges, both personal and professional, and she deals with them in due course and she’ll deal with this one.”

During the New Jersey courthouse proceedings on Tuesday, July 30, it was revealed that Joe, 43, is not a U.S. citizen, but an Italian one, and if found guilty of the bankruptcy fraud charges pressed against him, he could face deportation.

“The family is handling themselves with great dignity, but it’s very traumatic,” Klingeman said. “And when you have four small girls, it’s tough for everybody, including the girls.”

The reality show couple are parents to daughters Gia (born 2001), Gabriella (born 2004), Milania (born 2005), and Audriana (born 2009)…

U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman, who initially brought the case to light, told Us that the charges are “serious,” and that the investigation into the Giudice’s money troubles have gone on “for a pretty long time.”

[From US Magazine]

Sure they’re “handling themselves with great dignity,” Joe is swearing and swatting at photographers and his dad is making lewd gestures at them. I bet that Teresa thinks that she’ll get off with either minimal time or probation. I also bet that she’ll testify against Joe if it gets her less time. She may be standing by him now, but she’ll save her own ass if she thinks it will keep her from getting put away. I could be wrong, she’s been surprisingly loyal to him when faced with his multiple infidelities.

photo credit: WENN.com

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  1. Andrea says:

    The sick thing about all of this is, these two just LOVE the attention …. Total narcissists.

    • V4Real says:

      I can’t get passed Teresa’s tiny forehead; she needs to push her hairline back.

      • Karen says:

        I’m with you. She has the lowest hairline I’ve ever seen. Couldn’t she laser it like KK?

  2. Pinky says:

    Kuh-lass, awl da way-uh.

    • Pinky says:

      “They declared bankruptcy and yet continued to flaunt their ill-gotten wealth on television for years.”

      But they worked hard to ill-get those gains!

      • Kassandra says:

        I know this is New Jersey and not Cali, and I know these people aren’t considered “real” celebrities to most of us sane people, but I still can’t help but to believe that they are going to get off with a smack on the wrist, perhaps a fine of some sort, but nothing more, and then make a profit off of the whole ordeal somehow. We shall see.

  3. Gabriella says:

    I don’t watch this show, I don’t really know who these people are but I think their grossness is spilling out of them. They’re so greasy and sleazy.

  4. Pinky says:

    And yet somehow, the grifter Shana Hughes (Taylor Armstrong) dodged a bullet. Better to be blonde and park in Beverly Hills than brunette in Joyzee, I guess.

    • emmie_a says:

      I don’t know what Taylor did but I’m guessing it is nowhere near the deception that the Giudice’s tried to get away with. If she did mess with the IRS on this level, she would be in jail — it doesn’t matter that she’s blonde and living in CA. No matter how good their lawyers are or what type of plea deal they take, I guarantee Joe and Teresa will be in jail.

      Compare the Giudice’s to Jesse Jackson Jr and his wife — He’s going to jail for campaign fraud and his wife is going to jail for false tax returns and their crimes were nowhere near as elaborate or costly as the Guidices.

    • Relli says:

      I am going to go out on limb here because i read up on a lot of Shanna’s shenanigans and the biggest difference is that Shanna Hughes/Taylor Ford kept her name physically off of a lot of the legal stuff. Yes, she was involved in Russell’s scams as like a high class escort/sales person but there was very little paper trail linked directly to her. Plus she is paying for his debts and working it off with her lawyer, you know a leopard never changes it’s spots, and neither does Shanna Hughes/Taylor Ford. I don’t believe for a second that she is deeply in love with him I just think she figures being on the right side of the law it will be easier to run scams.

      Unlike Tre here who seems like she was pretty wrapped up in the scams for the ultimate prize of more money. Signing a W-2 you know that you didn’t earn is pretty hard to get out of. emmie_a is right these crimes are more comparable to JJ Jr. and his wife. Although as a citizen of Chicago I don’t feel that bad for those two either.

    • gogoGorilla says:

      I have said it before and I will say it again. You can get away with LOTS of crimes in this country, because you are a person of privilege or you have a good lawyer or you blew the right people (Blohan). However, if you mess with the IRS, you are going down!

      The Guidices are dumb. They failed to file tax returns for a bunch of years, even while they were flaunting their wealth on TV. Plus, the paperwork says they have evidence going back to 2001 or thereabouts–long before they got on TV. So, they were running scams and doing whatever and figured, what the heck? Let’s draw lots of attention to ourselves! And THEN they actually filed bankruptcy, knowing all the shyte that was in their background. They must have thought they were smarter than everyone else. So, dumb, greedy, and arrogant.

  5. Esmom says:

    So they have no problem with cameras following them 24/7 for their crappy show yet he has the nerve to swat them away here? Jackass. They’re both such horrible pieces of work.

    • emmie_a says:

      Good point. It reminds me of Kim Kardashian, who did the same thing and turned on the paps (who no doubt have made her rich and famous) when she was pregnant and bloated and didn’t want to be pap’d. All these reality shits are so worthless. I hate that they have any clout or fame. They don’t deserve it.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Yup. These people are just awful, greedy, AND incredibly stupid.

      I hope they both go to jail.

  6. Lucy2 says:

    They are so gross. I hope the case against them is airtight. Disgusting cheats.

    • Stubbylove says:

      So true – they are pure trash – nothing more. Get the hell out of our country and go extort, lie, cheat yourselves somewhere else. No doubt Teresa will open the tear gates and play the “I’m a mother with little girls” card to reduce any consequences. What makes you less of a criminal if you have kids? If that’s the case, I’m going to get knocked up and start falsifying mortgage loans, ID’s, not pay my taxes, etc. cuz I’m a mom and poor me – I didn’t know that was wrong and illegal?! DO NOT BUY ANYTHING THIS STUPID BITCH SELLS!

  7. Chichai says:

    Infadelity won’t land you in prison…

  8. Gia says:

    Torn: part of me hopes Theresa walks only so she can be there for the children. Another part of me thinks they need to see both of their parents pay the price for their crimes.

    • emmie_a says:

      Resolution: Stagger their jail terms. Teresa goes first then Joe. They’ll do this for married couples with children.

    • Meaghan says:

      She hired a separate lawyer, and another site (can’t remember which one) said that was so she could please ignorance, and get a lighter sentence. And I bet Joe would support it too, him taking the fall so she can at least be there for the kids. Plus she is the one with the success, not him. She has her book, the show, all that stuff. She is the bread-winner. As much as I love to hate her on the show, I can’t help but feel bad for her 4 little girls.

      • colt13 says:

        See, I can’t get a read on this. Not the 39 counts, but the fact that Joe impersonated his brother. In other words, willing to screw over family for his own gain. So i’m not sure Teresa is safe standing by his side.

    • Ok says:

      Yeah — be there for the kids. Because she is such an upstanding role model for them, ya know.

      If she isn’t there to raise them, how will they learn to scam, cheat, steal, skim, bilk and lie ?? Oh no.

  9. Moec23 says:

    I will be so mad if either of these two get away with this! My husband and I have been busting our asses to just buy a simple, small home! The crap these two have pulled make it hard for decent hard working people who have never lied about stuff like they did, to buy a home or file bankruptcy! If my husband or I pulled that crap we’d both be sitting in jail!

    • Chicagogurl says:

      Exactly and same here. We put sweat equity into everything and live within our means but still, it’s paycheck to paycheck. I could never even think of half the scams these two pulled…seems like some sort of pyramid loan scheme. You would think if you had even a small portion of what they “had” that you would have a money manager who would say shit like — we have to pay taxes on all this stuff, oh and hey guys, this is easy money but illegal as hell.

      • Apsutter says:

        I think the lesson here is that you’re gonna do money scams you need to get yourself a Saul Goodman lol

  10. Hautie says:

    Dang, I have seen some top notch dumb-assery before… but these two take it to a whole new level.

    Geez, Martha Stewart spent a little quality time locked up, for a little under handed stock selling.

    Laura Hill is currently doing her time out in Federal custody for tax issues.

    And those ladies had money and excellent lawyers. Still spent a little quality time in Federal custody.

    So these two nitwits just might end up doing a few years for this mess.

    But I am curious, who had the money to bail them out on bond?

    • TG says:

      Didn’t Martha Stewart only serve time for lying or obstruction of justice and not the actual crime she was accused of? I think these white collar criminals only ever get convicted on the coverup part and not the actual crime. I don’t see these two going to prison for very long but we will see.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Yeah obstruction of justice and lying to investigators about a well-timed stock sale.

        I hope she had good D&O insurance…

    • gogoGorilla says:

      You only need 10% for the bail bond. Joe’s father bailed him out. Theresa put up her own money.

      I only know all this because I read another site that has been posting article after article on this. The stans over there are frothing at the mouth. Popcorn-worthy!

      • jwoolman says:

        Yes, but you lose that 10% because it’s the bail bondsman’s fee. If you can pay the bail yourself, you get all the money back if you show up in court.

  11. Falula says:

    I hate when bankrupt celebrities wear Louboutins to court.

    • Bridget says:

      And carry what appears to be a Birkin.

    • The Orginal G says:

      That’s an Hermes Garden Party as well. I guess if you really think you’re going to brazen it out that everything is great, it’s the way to go, but……I agree with you.

    • F5 says:

      She should have gone barefoot.

      • Bridget says:

        Because goodness knows, there’s nothing in between going barefoot amd wearing $700 shoes (and carrying a $4k handbag).

  12. lisa says:

    can you deport people back to the cro magnon era?

    • SmokeyBlues says:

      Ahhahaha LOLing so hard at this! Do you read dlisted? Your comment is right up there with Michael K’s recent write up about these two!

  13. KathNightandDay says:

    Ugh. Juicy Joe’s shoes are awful.

  14. SmokeyBlues says:

    Materialism is a disease and these two are sick to death with it. I don’t watch the show but I do remember the coverage of one of their daughter’s birthday parties, it was sickeningly extravagant. There is no happiness when you think that material and money is what you need most, and when you are willing to lie and cheat to get more, more, more. Gross.

    • ParisPucker says:

      I completely agree. But when you’re this stupid and have little depth or things to cling to, wealth and opulence translates as the only measure of value to these vapid people. I literally cringe when I see scenes from this show (I can never get through a whole episode, at risk of dragging my IQ down). These people are truly sickening — and as you have all pointed out: how DAFT and TASTELESS can you be, going to court draped in such expensive threads/accessories after claiming to have no money to pay those you’ve frauded?!? It’s NAUSEATING.

      Those poor children. I can’t even begin the amount of therapy they’ll need to go through to cope with the messaging they’ve been on the receiving end of and having to face the shameful legacy that their parents are giving them by engaging in gross criminal behavior! It’s hard to turn away from some of these reality shows, but truly, thy need to stop ‘legitimizing’ the lives of trashy people in giving them this level and amount of attention that they so obviously thrive on..

  15. Talie says:

    Why on earth wouldn’t he have become a US citizen?? Scratch that, I’m sure there is some loop hole he was using…

  16. Madriani's Girl says:

    This is where I don’t understand the American courts system. Aren’t they completely broke-a$$ and didn’t the courts seize or freeze their assets? Where did they get the $1M to bond out?????

    • Apsutter says:

      I guarantee they froze their assets. Joe needed his dad to bail him out and who knows how Teresa paid her bail. Everything is a front with people like this…they never actually have liquid assets, all they have are possessions and an amazing skill of lying.

  17. Mandy says:

    What a HOT MESS.

  18. A says:

    Well… I have no idea who these people are (I’m sure they’re terrible people tho) so all I can say is, it doesn’t seem right to deport someone who’s lived here since they were 1…. I mean, to the person themselves that feels the same as if they were born here. I’m all on board with jail, though!

    • Bridget says:

      Here’s an easy solution: if you really don’t want to be deported, don’t break the law. Ta da!

      • A says:

        Hey, I don’t sympathize with him. But its not like deportation = being cast into a black hole. It’s just passing the buck in this case. Why is he Italy’s problem? He was raised in the US.

  19. hopperlea says:

    I just can’t believe she is only 41. I would have guessed at least 45, but 41….never.

  20. truthful says:

    do the crime, you do the time.

    They BOTH should go to prison, as mentioned up top–stagger their sentences.

    Commit crimes and then go on TV and floss, brag and belittle others. stupid.

    oh and don’t pay taxes on any of the gaudy stuff, you HAD to have.

  21. OhMyMy says:

    I took Bravo off my favorites list a few years ago because I was sick of being bombarded with all these RH show promos.

    Somewhere on the Interwebs there has to be a list or scorecard of just how many divorces, bankruptcies, arrests, foreclosures, evictions, fraud charges, tax charges, injuries, etc. all of these shows have managed to rack up. It’s got to be mind-boggling. Time to dump the RH franchise Bravo.

    • Hakura says:

      I’ve never watched any of them, myself, but always just assumed it was a case of drawing in the viewers who liked to ‘rubberneck’ (when people slow down while going passed an accident, to get a better look).

      Unfortunately, there will *always* be people like that to bring in ‘ratings’ on these garbage reality shows.

      • Poink517 says:

        Rubber-necker here. *raises hand*

        I think I watch mainly out of shock. Some people really are SO stupid – just boggles my mind.

      • jaye says:

        Lol @ “rubbernecker”. I haven’t heard that term since I was a kid. Any time I’d hear it on the radio or in the news I wonder if people’s necks were really made of rubber. Pulled a muscle once trying to turn my head to an inhuman position. I was a very…um…naive…child.

    • Apsutter says:

      I wouldnt blame Bravo or the franchise for the terrible shit that these people are doing. People like Teresa and Joe feel completely entitled to the best of everything and would have(and probably were) been doing this shit even if they werent on tv. Stuff like this happens everyday but they’re just on a national stage.

  22. BorgQueen says:

    I watched RHONJ (yes, I am ashamed.) and this bastards flaunt their “wealth” and have gotten into ridiculous fights with their family members and friends. Now I see why Theresa and Joe have been so nasty to everyone. Before a case goes to trial, there is months of discovery (depositions, evidence being exchanged and settlement discussions). That these fkers didnt try to settle and are going to trial, all of their secrets are going to be exposed. Good luck to these fuckers bc someone is going to jail.

  23. Idreaminprincess says:

    Am I the only one who thinks he is in the mob?

  24. TexasTexasTexas says:

    Couldn’t happen to more well-deserving people. Lordee, I can only imagine the tongue-wagging from their “friends” on the show. Maybe her brother can raise those 4 girls for awhile?

    • Poink517 says:

      Let’s hope her bro takes those girls. Teresa and Joe would only be so lucky!

      • Lauren says:

        Joe Gorga’s business dealings are just as shady so the girls will not be so lucky. He will likely be in court soon too if IRS starts looking at all the casts finances. All of them are shady only Theresa and Joe Guidice are the worst offenders. But all of the cast has shady money trails

  25. stinky says:

    clearly, theyre gypsies.

  26. The Orginal G says:

    Maybe she’ll flip the table on court?!!

  27. annon says:

    I would just like to point out that she is wearing a court appropriate outfit which just shocked the pants off of me! I thought we’d see her in something gaudy and nasty

  28. Legal Annie says:

    Orange is the new black.

  29. TheyPromisedMeBeer says:

    I can’t believe I’m even saying this, but …

    I think Teresa should start giving Lilo lessons on how to dress for court.

  30. janie says:

    I still want to know where the bond money came from? She paid hers & his dad paid his? Are they in High School? These two are disgusting! I hope they both do substantial jail time!

    • yuck says:

      Juicy’s been parking his “excess” with his parents for years. How do you think they could afford to “supplement” his income when he claimed that their income included $10K/month from “family”? They’re all in this up to their necks, but he’s the mastermind. And I can’t believe I even said that.

  31. Madriani's Girl says:

    How do you even forge a W-2?

  32. Ginger says:

    Oh yah…it’s all the photographers fault! Let’s act like a holes to/in front of them….real smart! This is the one time I’ve ever seen either of them hate on cameras.

  33. Apsutter says:

    These bitches are going to jail. I wish that all these entitled asses would realize that the #1 rule if you’re going to break the law is that you DO NOT F*CK WITH THE IRS! Seriously, if you’re rich you can get away with almost anything but the IRS will nail you to the fricking wall.

  34. Narsa says:

    The charges are all felonies , even if there is a plea deal odds are they will be convicted felons. If you were a realtor or a financial advisor you would have your license revoked and not be able to work in that field . Between the both of them I wonder how many felony strikes they will have ? As a convicted felon how will that effect thier careers who would do business them or buy their products ?

  35. Faithmobile says:

    Schadenfreude

  36. Mia says:

    Good. I hope they throw these two liars and thieves underneath the jail. They are the biggest and most idiotic attention whores I’ve ever seen. I just don’t understand why they felt the need to continue to flaunt their wealth on national t.v. while they were being investigated. Just dumb.

  37. Mia says:

    These two are also some of the ignorant, most unintelligent people I have ever watched on t.v. When they open their mouths to speak or espouse an ignorant, uninformed, uneducated thought or opinion, it’s like nails on a chalk board. They are so effing stupid, it’s kind of shocking that they could put all these scams and cons together themselves.

  38. Bonv says:

    What a disgusting family – even his mother and father are disgusting. Between the mother swearing at the cameras and the father giving them the finger and showing them his a*s. Disgusting all-around ……..