The banks are finally foreclosing on the Giudice’s properties. On May 19th, their shore house will be auctioned off by the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office on the court house steps. The bidding starts at just $100 according to Vicki Hyman of NJ.Com. The Giudices bought the house in 2005, four years before the pair landed their reality TV gig on Real Housewives of New Jersey. At that time the took out a mortgage to pay for the $347,000 purchase. They took out a second mortgage to renovate the property sometime thereafter. Then, in 2012 shortly after the renovations had been shown on the show, Hurricane Sandy hit. They then took out a third mortgage to restore the home after the water damage. When their finances were reviewed by the bankruptcy trustee they found that the equity in this home was miniscule.
The house itself is 1,300 square feet with five bedrooms and two baths according to all the real estate sites that I wasted way too much time scouring. Because those stats make no sense. You can’t have five bedrooms in a 1,300 sqft home. Unless they are all big enough for one twin bed. Continue reading
The starting point of the arduous walk to the bus stop.
First of all, you probably need a reread the details of the Giudice’s failed attempt to file bankruptcy. Or maybe that will just confuse you more.
According to Vicki Hyman at NJ.com, the bank finally filed court papers to foreclose on the Giudice home on Wednesday. This means that Joe and the girls may no longer have the daily annoyance of having to actually walk from their front door to the end of the driveway to catch the school bus.
New Jersey is a judicial foreclosure state which means that if you default on your mortgage, the lender has to file complaint of foreclosure with the court in order to repossess the property. Joe has the right to contest the foreclosure within 60 days. If he does then it goes to court which means setting a trial date. In New Jersey. Which could take who knows how long. Probably long enough for Teresa to finish her sentence and get out and deal with all of this. I think this is most likely what will happen. It’s just a stall tactic. Continue reading
Today was the day that Joe Giudice’s sentencing for his driver’s license case finally happened. Joe took a plea deal with basically means he won’t do any time for the state charge as they are going to let his federal time count toward his 18 month sentence. Joe is so dumb he almost REFUSED THE PLEA DEAL! So the story here is if you are going to commit a lot of crimes, do them all at once so you can do your sentences all together in a federal prison. Today in court, Joe the judge managed to inflict the maximum pain he could other than time. He took Joe’s license for two years and hit him with the maximum fine of $10,000.
NJ.Com reporter Vicki Hyland was in court for the ruling. Joe asked if he could drive the kids down to the end of the driveway where the bus stops. The judge said he could not. He could walk them to the end of the long driveway. Isn’t Gia old enough to drive? Why not get a golf cart and let her drive the girls to the end of the driveway. Or they could just walk, like I did when I lived in the back of a huge apartment complex and had to walk uphill both ways in the deep snow. Kids today are such wimps. Continue reading
Earlier I ran to the Publix to pick up a few items. Mostly, I went to get some corn meal for my garden soil. So naturally, I totally forgot the damn cornmeal. Fortunately I did remember to pick up TP which was the other pressing issue and some special treat dog food for the mutt. In the checkout line I saw this cover. I swear these tabloids get more and more ridiculous. Are we supposed to think that is Teresa in prison? This is almost as bad as the Bruce Jenner cover on In Touch.
I didn’t have much time to peep at the story but a glancing look showed that they had clearly read Orange is The New Black. When Piper arrived at Danbury lots of ladies made sure to set her up with some essentials to hold her over until her first commissary. She had people lined up to meet her when she arrived and is settling in well. She is getting tons of fan mail and that could actually cause her some drama.
The bottom line is she works all day. Most everyone starts out in the kitchen. It’s one of the lowest jobs there. There are lots of other jobs where you can get off the prison grounds during the day and those are the jobs people really want. Also, in reality, despite the rumors to the contrary, Teresa is not whipping up Skinny Italian recipes for her fellow felons. She scrubbing pots and mopping floors making whatever is on the preset menu. Still, I have a feeling she likes the kitchen job more than most would. Continue reading
Well this is rather heartbreaking. Check out Gia’s new (heavily autotuned) song Just 13. She talks about people tweeting about her mother’s prison sentence like it’s a joke. It’s very haunting and sad, but totally worth a watch. Is that clip at the end on the day her mother left for the big house?
Gia turned 14 officially on January 8th. But the Sunday before Teresa left for prison, the family went to Mass together in the morning and later in the day Teresa threw a fiesta for Gia and all of her friends Continue reading
Um, I’m just going to let you guys discuss this one.
I watched the GMA interview with Teresa’s newest lawyer James Leonard today. There wasn’t anything particularly interesting or new to report. The drive took about 90 minutes. They we an hour early for the check-in time. Teresa ate at a diner along the way. Joe was very somber. Then at the very end, the interviewer asked Leonard “if there is any chance of her getting out early.” His response was, “that will ultimately be up to Judge Salas and/or the Bureau of Prisons, that sentence could potentially be altered down the road.” Um, I pretty sure once you AGREE TO A PLEA DEAL that you don’t get to go back and ask for a better one after surrendering at the prison. I can only assume that he was talking about “good time” which is customary for all federal prison terms that would have her serving only 80% of her time.
I wasn’t going to even bother to post about this interview at all, but I became curious about the new attorney when I saw him on TV. He has a VERY interesting bio that you really must click through to read. The fact that he has been on RHONJ three times is the least interesting part of the whole timeline. Trust me.
Teresa begins 15 months of self examination
Following in the footsteps of Martha Stewart, Teresa Giudice opted for a pre-dawn 3 a.m. self-surrender at Federal Correctional Institution Danbury this morning to avoid paparazzi . I’m a bit shocked she actually was assigned to Danbury as that prison is transitioning to a male prison and the warden went to great lengths to avoid having to take Martha Stewart ten years ago when she did her time.
According to Vicki Hyman of NJ.com , “left her Montville Township mansion shortly after midnight in the back seat of a black SUV driven by her lawyer, James J. Leonard Jr. She surrendered just before 3 a.m., seven hours ahead of her scheduled intake, at the minimum-security prison camp that once housed Lauryn Hill and Leona Helmsley, who both served time for tax evasion. ‘She was ready,’ Leonard said in a statement to NJ Advance Media. “Teresa is a very strong woman, she won’t have any problems in there.’ The early surrender was negotiated with prison officials during a series of phone calls on New Year’s Eve. ‘When we arrived at Danbury, everyone we encountered was extremely courteous and respectful,’ he said. ” Continue reading
Well we might as well start the New Year Off with Teresa Giudice’s ridiculous New Year’s Resolutions. Do I need to remind you that she is going to jail in four days where she will spend the rest of 2015 and then some? Or that you eat what you get in prison when you are told? Because her first resolution is to “stop eating bad carbs. And, well… it just gets weirder from there.
What are your New Years Eve resolutions? I think as of this moment, mine should be “Spring for the expensive champagne.” I’m just saying…
Gia just posted this on Twitter. Is that really Joe? Or is it his brother?
I hate reporting on things that did not happen but y’all read some crazy stuff and then expect me to explain to you why it was bullshit. Let me just remind you about something called “Just because you read something on the Internet doesn’t make it true.” I try to avoid blog wars as much as possible. So when you send me a link asking about the veracity of a site, I generally respond with “I’m sorry, I do not read/am not familiar with that site.” That should be a big enough hint.
But apparently, it is not. But there were plenty of issues with the story you should have been able to side eye on your own. The FEDS do not send “two probation officers, two interns and two local cops” to conduct a federal raid. In fact a “RAID” is something that occurs before the charges are even filed. What the Giudicies could be facing is a seizure of assets. Which will likely occur. It will not occur when a couple of interns drop buy to climb through trap doors in a closet ceiling. It will occur when some US Marshalls arrive. Not a half a band of merry men all named Marco from the probation office of Podunk county New Jersey. Continue reading
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