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.
“Teresa and Joe Giudice, stars of the Bravo network’s “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” have reached a plea agreement with prosecutors to resolve federal fraud charges in a deal that could send them to prison, a source familiar with the case said Friday. The Montville couple will appear before U.S. District Judge Esther Salas in Newark on Tuesday to plead guilty to several mortgage and bankruptcy fraud charges, the source said. Teresa Giudice would face less than two years in prison and her husband a minimum of three years, under federal sentencing guidelines, the source said. “
Well, that is a way to end the season of filming! (Sidenote, all my tea on Season Six Filming is here) Is it me or does this read like they are both going to accept a deal where prison time is included! Joe would be damn lucky to get off with three years. I can’t really see him doing less than five in my personal opinion. I am surprised that Teresa did not try to get some sort of house arrest deal. Perhaps she will do a year or so and some house arrest?
Here is my breakdown on each of the first 39 charges and who they apply to. Then the Feds added two more. You can read about those here.
So here are my thoughts. All of this legal game of dick,dick,fuck,fuck, has simply been a was for Tre and Joe to get through another season of filming for RHONJ so Tre could pull down one more check. Their attorney fees alone must be INSANE, but they will likely have some restitution involved in their agreement. While I do believe NorthJersey.Com’s source, as someone with many legal sources I the Atlanta justice system, I am confident in saying that the source is likely speculating about the particulars of the plea deal. It would not surprise me at all to see Juicy’s sentence to hit the double digits. These are a lot of charges for many separate events.
For some reason, the wife usually gets an easier time of it. Teresa’s blank expression and consistent “I do not understand why this is happening to me!” demeanor will be helpful in her getting a much reduced sentence. We may still see her on season seven with a lovely ankle bracelet. Expect her to develop an affinity for pant suits.
So it’s time to start placing your bets. Toss some Tamara Tattles Tokens in the comments and tell me how you expect this who plea deal thing to pan out.