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Teresa Giudice & Husband

Plead Guilty in Bank Fraud Case

Face Years In Prison

3/4/2014 8:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Teresa and Joe Giudice just pled guilty in their massive money fraud case -- and will likely be heading to prison.

The couple agreed to plead guilty this morning in NJ as part of a plea deal -- in which Teresa is expected to face 21 to 27 months in prison ... while Joe could get 46 months.  Joe, an Italian citizen, also faces deportation.

We're told Teresa pled guilty to 4 counts (including conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bankruptcy fraud) and Joe to 5 counts (same as Teresa, plus failure to file tax returns).

Teresa and Joe were initially indicted on a total of 41 criminal counts last year -- all between 2001 and 2011.

Among their alleged crimes -- prosecutors claim the couple used fake pay stubs, tax returns and W-2 forms to inflate their incomes and obtain nearly $5 million in mortgages and other loans. They also allegedly hid money they got from "Real Housewives" and other business ventures after filing for bankruptcy in 2009.

The couple will be sentenced at a later date.

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dumdumdum    

karma bitches but something tells me no jail time for some ungodly reason

148 days ago
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LaughAtU    

That entire franchise is FRAUD - They are almost all broke AND NOT EVEN HOUSEWIVES!!!! Like 4 are actually married and LIVE IN THAT CITY

148 days ago
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dumdumdum    

trashy s*** TOO

148 days ago
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Kelly    

Tre may finally be motivated to get a long with other women - in Cell Block 9!

148 days ago
5.

Ween    

Will Juicey Joe tell the judge FORGET ABOUT IT !!!!!

148 days ago
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Jan    

I see a new reality show "RHOP" (real housewife in prison)

148 days ago
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terri    

Seems like they plead guilty to everything they were accused of. Yes there were 41 counts total but a lot of them were multiple counts for the same offense. I don't know how Bravo will be able to condone keeping these lying , thieving s*** on their show. If they do then they are sending a very bad message to our young impressionable children.

148 days ago
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Michael    

God I hope they are forced to serve the full time. Vs time off for good behavior.

148 days ago
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Canadasux    

Wow! But, didn't they originally deny everything? Prosecutors got them good. Though, this isn't Hollywood. So, I think they'll both get some time behind bars - for sure he will.

148 days ago
10.

Kelly    

Will they apologize to Danielle for telling her she was too much of a crim to hang around them and their family?

148 days ago
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dontworryaboutit    

dumbasses

148 days ago
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jescgrl    

I feel bad for their children. As if loosing both parents to prison isn't bad enough, their parents forced the public eye upon them so now, of course, we will see hundreds of "news" stories about these four girls. I hope that these girls get settled in to a good place that they can be shielded from this. As for the parents, they're getting what has been coming to them.

148 days ago
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Esther    

All Houswifes are scriped and BS,NOT REALITY,many of them divorced,not sure where the idea of Houwifes coming from....drunk stupid SINGLE bitches,no story line, super BORING!!!!

148 days ago
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TheBestHeEverHad    

Bravo only care about making money. So far they've employed 2 husband/wife duo thieves. If you know you're a criminal why on earth would you sing up to do a reality show?

148 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

This story says NOTHING about restitution.
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Take away every penny they have and everything they own.

148 days ago
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