“Real Housewives” Teresa and Joe Giudice Charged with Tax and Fraud
Things are quickly turning sour off-screen for “Real Housewives of New Jersey” stars Terea and Joe Giudice.
Earlier this afternoon (July 29), the pair was indicted on fraud and tax charges and according to the Department of Justice, they were “in a conspiracy to defraud lenders and illegally obtain mortgages and other loans as well as allegedly hiding assets and income during a bankruptcy case.”
A 39-count indictment came back to a federal grand jury and the couple is accused of “conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud,” along with Joe failing to file tax returns between 2004 and 2008.
U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman adds, “The indictment returned today alleges the Guidices lied to the bankruptcy court, to the IRS and to a number of banks. Everyone has an obligation to tell the truth when dealing with the courts, paying their taxes and applying for loans or mortgages. That’s reality.”