When I write my manifesto, I am going to explain why you don’t give dumb people large sums of money. Today, I am applying that rule to Jacqueline Laurita. If you recall, the Lauritas have all kinds of financial problems. Chris Laurita stands accused of siphoning money from a business partnership to fly on private plans and live high on the hog with Jacqueline. I gave up following that case because the attorneys involved were so bad at writing legal motions it was impossible to follow. I presume that case is still ongoing. Also, anytime I mention the Lauritas, some New Jersey resident will always pipe up in comments to say that they owe the state of New Jersey a ton of money in unpaid taxes. A brief Google search shows they currently owe the state, $338,337.05. I presume the likely owe the IRS as well.
In 2015 when Jacqueline was only a friend of the housewives, their bank foreclosed on them for not making the five figure monthly payments on their home. Then, in 2016 Jac went back to full time on RHONJ. She caught up the payments and her house was out of bankruptcy. She also did a bunch of remodeling. Then she was fired. And now the bank has once again foreclosed on the house, according to Vicki Hyman at nj. com
Am I the only person who gets anxiety when I don’t have enough money to live at least six months in the bank? Am I crazy to think that when the Bravo check comes you set aside enough to pay the mortgage for a year before you start getting cosmetic surgeries and redecorating the entire house?
Rest assured that the Lauritas will blame this all on their special needs son rather than insisting on living in a house they clearly can no longer afford, or their inability to budget their finances properly. Let the victim noises begin.
In other New Jersey news, Teresa is still in court suing her bankruptcy attorney who she blames for her prison sentence. I will never understand why any court would give her the standing to sue her bankruptcy lawyer. Clearly, Teresa failed to disclose several assets during her 2009 bankruptcy filing. She did not disclose the to the court OR HER BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEY. That is part of what she went to prison for. The attorney can only file the paperwork based on the information she discloses. It is certainly not his fault that she went to numerous banks and lied about being a real estate agent, or a candle stick maker and produce false w-2 forms showing income that she did not have. And yet, he is stuck tied up in court with this grifter who wants a financial settlement from him.
Vicki Hyman of nj.com reports that Teresa’s case is at a standstill and that her attorneys have motion for a status hearing.
In the letter to Judge Stacey Meisel, who must approve any settlement, Giudice’s lawyers are slamming James Kridel, the Clifton attorney who represented her in the bankruptcy proceeding that helped lead to Giudice’s year-long prison stint for bankruptcy fraud. Giudice’s lawyers accuse Kridel of “bad faith litigation” and a “scorched earth defense.”
They argue that his stonewalling is an attempt to run up Giudice’s legal fees and to exhaust Kridel’s own malpractice insurance policy before a settlement is reached or the case can come to trial.
Just typing about all of this scamming and the mountain of debt involved is stirring up my anxiety and it is not my debt. Meanwhile, Jac is writing a health and fitness book.