"Real Housewives” Stars Face Real Fraud Charges

NEWARK, N.J. (July 30, 2013)—Teresa Giudice and her husband Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice, two stars of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey," were freed Tuesday on $500,000 bonds after a federal court appearance.

The Giudices are named in a 39-count indictment charging conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud.

They both had to surrender their passports and were told they can't travel outside of New Jersey and New York.

The husband could be deported to Italy if convicted because he's not a U.S. citizen.

Authorities say the couple submitted fraudulent mortgage and loan applications from 2001 to 2008, including fake tax returns and W-2s.

Prosecutors also allege Joe Giudice failed to file tax returns for the years 2004 through 2008.


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