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'Real Housewives' star Teresa Giudice pleads guilty to fraud

Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice has pleaded guilty to four counts of fraud.

In a statement given to People by her lawyer, the mother of four said, “Today I took a responsibility for a series of mistakes I made several years ago.”

Teresa and her husband, Joe, who was with her in the U.S. District Court in Newark, New Jersey, originally pleaded not guilty to the charges in November. The couple had requested to have two separate trials, but both pleaded guilty to the counts Tuesday, including conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and three counts of bankruptcy fraud.

“I am heartbroken that this is affecting my family. Especially my four young daughters, who mean more to me than anything in the world,” Teresa said in the statement. “I have said throughout that I respect the legal process and thus, I intend to address the court directly at sentencing. I will describe the choices I made, continue to take responsibility for my decision, and express my remorse to Judge Salas and the public.”

Teresa will be sentenced on July 8 and could reportedly spend up to two years in federal prison. Joe is likely to serve between 37 and 46 months.

'Real Housewives of New Jersey' stars plead not guilty to new fraud charges

Two cast members of The Real Housewives of New Jersey have pleaded not guilty to new fraud charges. Joe and Teresa Giudice were arraigned Wednesday in federal court in Newark on one count of bank fraud and one count of loan application fraud.

Authorities allege the couple prepared a mortgage loan application stating that Teresa Giudice worked as a real estate agent and made $15,000 a month. In reality, authorities say she was not employed.

The couple pleaded not guilty in July to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications, and bankruptcy fraud.

Joe Giudice was also accused of failing to file tax returns from 2004 to 2008.

'Real Housewives of New Jersey' stars indicted on more charges

Two stars of The Real Housewives of New Jersey are now facing additional fraud charges.

Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice and Teresa Giudice were indicted Monday on one count of bank fraud and one count of loan application fraud. Authorities allege Teresa Giudice lied about having a job and a $15,000 monthly salary on a loan application.

The couple was indicted in July on 39 counts, including bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud. Joe Guidice was also charged with failing to file tax returns from 2004 to 2008.

The north Jersey residents are known for their lavish lifestyle on the reality show. They have four daughters.

The couple will be arraigned on the new charges Wednesday.

'Real Housewives of New Jersey' stars free on $500K bond

Two stars of the Real Housewives of New Jersey were released on $500,000 bond each after making initial court appearances Tuesday on federal fraud charges.

Teresa Giudice and her husband, Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice, were ordered to surrender their passports and to confine their travels to New Jersey and New York. Joe Giudice could be deported to Italy if convicted because he is not a U.S. citizen.

They did not enter pleas. READ FULL STORY

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