Posted: 5:46 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2014
By Rachel McRady
They may be reality stars, but Teresa and Joe Giudice have much more to worry about these days than the drama and gossip on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. The couple has been charged with 39 counts of federal fraud — nope, make that 41 counts of fraud — and is facing up to 50 years in jail. Originally, Teresa and Joe were due in court on October 8. However, that date was later changed to February 24, 2014, and has most recently been pushed back to April 14, 2014.
The original date was announced at the couple’s arraignment on August 14, where they pleaded not guilty to charges of federal fraud. In September, the judge moved the case back in order to give both sides plenty of time to review financial records and documentation to properly prepare for trial. The judge also wanted to allow Joe’s lawyers time to work on his other pending case, which deals with state charges from a suspended driver’s license. The April date may change if Joe and Teresa succeed in their current push to have separate trials.
Teresa and Juicy Joe have shown a united front throughout their whole ordeal, and have been spending a lot of time with their family.
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