(NEW YORK) – Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Teresa and Joe Giudice have pleaded guilty in New Jersey federal court to federal fraud charges.
The couple pleaded guilty to several counts of loan and bankruptcy fraud, opening themselves to possible prison time.
Sentencing is set for July 8.
The couple was indicted on multiple counts of fraud last summer, including conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud.
Joe, 43, had also been accused of failure to file tax returns from 2004 through 2008, a period when he allegedly earned nearly $1 million.
Joe was born in Italy. After his sentencing, U.S. immigration officials get to decide if they want to proceed with sending him back to his country of birth.
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