Yesterday, I tried to sort out some false rumors floating around. I generally do not address them at all but so many of you were asking it was just easier to make a post or two. I covered the RHOA rumors here and the RHONJ rumors here. I was amazed that TMZ would run such a factually incorrect story and was curious as to what this “document from the bankruptcy judge” was really about. Today I know. Continue reading
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This is actually part two of a two-part series addressing all the weird stories about the Real Housewives over the past day or two. This final (I hope) one will clear up the latest RHONJ rumor about Teresa and Joe.
Rumor Three: Joe and Teresa Giudice will get a clean slate from the bankruptcy judge — they paid $7,500 to creditors and in the process they’ll erase more than $13 MILLION in debts!!! (started at TMZ and picked up by In Touch) Continue reading
Here is the basic (or complicated depending how you choose to look at it) breakdown of Juicy Joe’s Plea deal. Remember what I tell you, despite the nimrods in comments who like to argue with me, the charges that JOE pleads to are very important with regard to his potential deportation. The immigration court system is a whole nuther bailiwick. Despite the wailing and whining of some, the immigration system is very backlogged and dysfunctional, particularly under the current administration. We use the Mexipult to fire some Mexicans back over the border, only to have them return time and time again, but deporting someone over the pond is costly and a pain in the ass. This is why our immigration courts focus mostly on drug offenses and those who are a “danger to the community.” But hey, it is Fat Tuesday and I am here writing about some Real Housewives going to prison while drinking on an empty stomach, so if you want to argue with me, I should be available to insult your intelligence in comments in a couple hours.
Meanwhile, let’s start by looking at what Giuseppe plead guilty to. Hmm, I am already confused by the count numbers which don’t seem to match up to the ones I used for the explanation of Teresa’s charges. Nonetheless here is what Joe pled guilty to.
Count One: CONSPIRACY to commit mail and wire fraud Max 20 Years /$250K fine
Count Fifteen: Concealment of Assets. Max Five Years /$250K fine
Count Twenty-Two: False Oaths Max Five Years /$250K fine
Count Thirty-Six: False Declarations Max Five Years/$250K fine
Count Thirty-Seven: Failure to File Income Tax Max One Year/$25K fine Continue reading
Teresa has agreed to pay $200,000 back to the IRS prior to her sentencing date of July 8, 2014 as partial satisfaction of her debt. She is also required to refile all of her taxes from 2000 through 2011 with all necessary documentation. She is required to make necessary payments for all affected tax years prior to her sentencing date. In the event she is unable to make such payments in full, she must set up a mutually agreed upon plan with the IRS. There is much discussion for forfeiture of assets related to the crimes, which would be her properties, as far as I can determine.
Oddly, her individual plea also includes a clause that states if SHE is not a US citizen, her plea deal COULD make her subject to immigration proceedings which MAY cause her to be deportable. (I haven’t read Joe’s plea yet, it may just be that put that in there for both of them as sort of a legal boilerplate sort of thing.)
The FEDS agree to drop charges 2-14 16-21 and 26-35. Tre pled guilty to Count 1, Count 15, Count 23 and Count 36 for a total of four counts.
Count One: Conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. Maximum Sentence 20 years/ $250K Fine
Count 15 : Bankruptcy Fraud- Concealment Maximum Sentence 5 years./ $250K Fine
Count 23 : Bankruptcy Fraud- False Oaths Maximum Sentence 5 years./ $250K Fine
Count 36: Failure to make a Tax Return Maximum Sentence 5 years./ $250K Fine Continue reading
I have been doing some digging and want to clear up a of couple things here. First, I want to give a general idea of what is expected to occur on Tuesday, and secondly, clear up some incorrect statements in comments in the original post.
The short and simple explanation for what will happen on Tuesday is that Tre and Joe will arrive to a brief hearing with the judge. The judge will ask them if they have accepted a plea deal. They will say yes. The judge will ask if both the Feds and the Giudices are in agreement with the deal which will be submitted to the court (and probably read aloud at some point.) The judge will agree to review the plea deal. A sentencing date may be set immediately or they may meet again to set a sentencing date. That is all that will happen on Tuesday. Continue reading
I have been saying since this entire Giudice Fraud Indictment Case came to light, that these people are idiots if they don’t take a plea deal. I know they are clearly idiots, but they both have decent attorneys who surely have been telling them the same thing I have been screaming since day one. Yet the tireless motions continue to fly back and forth between the Giudice attorneys and the Feds. They were caught dead to rights. They have no choice but to beg for a plea deal.
You know what OK Magazine thought would be a fun idea? Getting someone who has not read a book since middle school and even then only read the Cliff’s Notes to do some book reviews! Well, it kind of make sense when the books are “written” by Bravolebrities who have never read a book either (let alone actually written the ones he is discussing.) So just for shits and giggles, let’s see what Reza has to say about three books he has never read by people who didn’t actually write them.
Reza likes the cover of Phaedra’s book. He loves things that are red and pink because he is gay. (His words not mine.) And he thinks the full page photo of Phaedra on the back is cute and he wants to give her a hug. But when you open the book. Wait? He opens a book? Are we witnessing a first here on OK Magazine Video? Rene says $23 is rather steep for a book. And it is for this book. However, it does make it clear that Reza has never purchased a book in his life. Continue reading
The Real Housewives of New Jersey have been filming season six for some time now and with filming comes tons of rumors. Now that I have a moment, I thought I would take a moment to catch you up on all the gossip. Or maybe just some of it. Let’s start with the big question. Will we see Teresa and Joe Giudice dealing with their impending trials? Um, is Andy Cohen Jewish? Of course we will. While for some reason the recent Nightline interview seemed to indicate that it would not be addressed on the upcoming season of RHONJ, Andy has assured us it will be front and center. Teresa reports that her castmates have been very kind in not bringing up the subject, but my sources say that is not true. The new girl, Amber does confront Tre about her legal woes. You can expect scenes with Teresa and Dina where Teresa shares her concerns.
Are Teresa and Melissa getting along? My understanding is they have an uneasy truce at the moment. It’s not all sunshine and rainbows but they are presenting a united front. Melissa has few allies and needs Teresa this season. However, Dina’s friendship with Teresa does not extend to Melissa. Teresa is quick to defend Melissa with the others so far. She is bigger than ever on the family thing this season. Continue reading
Teresa Giudice recently appeared on Nightline to give an exclusive interview about her upcoming legal drama. While we don’t learn anything new or tea worthy per se, I just can’t stop looking at her face. It’s not just the overdone concealer in a color that is too light for her complexion, to me her face seems unrecognizable. Most of y’all know I have a terrible time recognizing faces anyway, so I am posting the video for your feedback. Has she had work done? Is that what you do when you think you are headed to federal prison? Get your face done while you can? Also, is it just me or is she wearing a wig? I know she has plenty of real hair but often during stressful times you start losing hair by the handfuls. Is that a wig? Pieces?
Now that I am finally home and happily reunited with my beloved, Vizio, and his massive um, DVR drive, all is right in the world again. And that means I FINALLY get to watch Sunday’s Episode of Watch What Happens live, WITH GREGGY BENNETT, the most anticipated WWHL episode EVAH in this house. Oh. And Andy seems super excited that Mariah Carey is there. I mean, I like her fine, but she is no Greggy.
First of all Did they get new chairs? And why is Mariah sitting in Andy’s chair and Andy is sitting on the guest side. I do not care for change. I suppose they did it so that Greg could have a better view of Mariah from the bar. Greg is freaking out over Mariah. Update: I just checked his Twitterline to see if Greg died from cardiac arrest. He says she requested it because it shows her “good side.” God she is annoying. #TeamNikki.
Greg looks hotter than the last time I saw him on muh TeeVee. Perhaps he is actually doing prison time out there in San Fran. He looks like he has been spending a lot of time in the yard. Or maybe he’s just a bigger gym rat than he was before. Continue reading
Two staff writers for NorthJersey.com have a very interesting piece on the behind the scenes world of Joe and Teresa Giudice’s attorneys. Also in their piece they talk about the attorney who handles contract negotiations for Joe and Melissa Gorga, and Kathy Wakile and Rosie.
Joe and Tre’s lawyers have reviewed hours and hours and hours of raw footage from the show that the Feds subpoenaed from Bravo. #IndicitmentsByBravo
It really is an interesting piece of reporting. I highly recommend you go read the whole piece. Click through for an exerpt. Continue reading