LOS ANGELES (LALATE EXCLUSIVE) – The Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice criminal trial date remains set for February 24, 2014, LALATE can exclusively report. The criminal case, which commenced with a 39-count indictment against Teresa and Joe Giudice, will proceed to trial in February, a court recently ruled.
In documents obtained exclusively by LALATE from the United States District Court of New Jersey, the Honorable Esther Salas ruled that the “ends of justice served by granting the continuance outweigh the best interests of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial.” According, the court ordered that “the trial in this matter is scheduled for February 24, 2014.” In the RHONJ 2013 reunion, Andy Cohen asked Joe the status of this and the driving state court case as well.
Could Teresa and Joe, or their counsel, be in court before that trial date? That remains to be determined. But the court explains that “argument on the motions if deemed necessary by the Court shall be held on February 10″.
The Court adds that “the period from the date of this order through February 24 … shall be excludable in computing item under the Speedy Trial Act of 1974.” Teresa and Joe have previously told news that they will vigorously defend the case. For continued coverage click HERE.
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