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Teresa & Joe Giudice

Let Us Serve Prison Time Separately

We Have Kids!!!

3/5/2014 8:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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"Real Housewives of New Jersey" stars Teresa and Joe Giudice want to serve their prison terms separately ... so at least one parent can remain with their 4 children while the other is behind bars, TMZ has learned.

Teresa and Joe's attorney Miles Feinstein tells us, the couple will ask the judge to stagger their sentences -- i.e. serve them consecutively rather than concurrently -- for the sake of their four daughters (aged four, eight, nine, and thirteen). Their sentencing date is July 8.

As we reported, the Giudices pleaded guilty Tuesday in their money fraud case -- Teresa to four counts and Joe to five. Teresa faces 21 to 27 months in prison and Joe faces up to 46.

Feinstein is confident the judge will grant their request -- he says the judge has granted similar requests before.

As for the sentences, Feinstein is trying to see the silver lining -- yes it sucks ... but he says the outcome was the best they could have hoped for. Indicted on 41 criminal counts, Feinstein says the couple originally faced 100+ years in prison ... but got off with just a few.

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renthead621    

Should have thought of them before you broke the law.

196 days ago
2.

ImSoReal    

They won't serve ANY time. First offender..plea deal. Just my guess. Feel bad for their kids.

196 days ago
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Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

I hope they both get shanked haha....

196 days ago
4.

6one9    

Do the crime
Pay `` with time!!
Those kids should be taken away from these two`` tool bags!!!!
Greedy bitches!!!

196 days ago
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Just Steve    

"paper scissor rock for who goes first"...

196 days ago
6.

rob    

I doubt if they get any time.

196 days ago
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msteve    

Maybe if you guys were thinking of your kids in the first place you wouldn't have the problem of serving jail time. I say send both of you to jail together and your children go with family while time is served. I have zero sympathy and Joe should be deported.

196 days ago
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Kelly    

BS! Don't do the crime if you can't do the time! No special favors!!

196 days ago
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Livvie     

Should've thought of their kids before breaking the law.

196 days ago
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Llwynn    

Since when do you get to choose when you go to jail! They should have thought of that when committing the crimes they did! Good bye! Stop trying to pretend your rich! When she took the wad of cash to the furniture store I knew then they where up to no good. Who does that! No one that has a legal means of employment. Andy Cohen at this point is paying the legal fees by allowing them to be on the show.

196 days ago
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GothamGirl    

Gawd were they stupid. Lying all over the place on bank loan applications probably would have gone unnoticed, but they got greedy, and tried to stiff the banks through bankruptcy. I am glad, personally, if they will be able to serve their sentences separately. Their four kids didn't break the law.

196 days ago
12.

Georgia Wife    

I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that THEIR victims had children, too. Bet they didn't think of anyone but their own selfish self!

196 days ago
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jessdubu    

Can you imagine what Teresa will look after months behind bars. No fake hair or fake nails or tanning beds. She is gonna look tore up from the floor up!

196 days ago
14.

Just Jay    

I'm sorry, but they have aunts, uncles, grandparents and adult cousins. The kids would be better off with a 4 years of ethics.

196 days ago
15.

Jacob    

Ladies first.

196 days ago
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