LOS ANGELES (LALATE EXCLUSIVE) – The Teresa Giudice sentencing date has been changed again. But will Joe Giudice go to prison, is Joe facing deportation, and what is the latest news update on the Teresa Giudice criminal case? Tonight BravoTV airs the episode in which Teresa and Joe plead guilty in their criminal case. The original Teresa Giudice sentencing date set for July, before the start of the RHONJ season. That date was then changed because of the passing of Joe Giudice’s father. Then the second sentencing date was set for September 23, as reported last week on LALATE. That date has now been changed again. The latest news update reveals that the new Teresa Giudice sentencing date is October 2, 2014 before by U.S. District Judge Esther Salas.
Tonight’s scene features Teresa Giudice and Joe heading to court. As reported exclusively on LALATE at the time, the two were set to head to trial in February 24, 2014. At the time, they faced a 39 count indictment. But as depicted in tonight’s episode, Teresa and Joe pled guilty.
Many of Teresa’s businesses at issue in this criminal case are the ones shown on Bravo. Prosecutors claimed in documents obtained exclusively by LALATE that “Defendants never disclosed the TG Fabulicious business, the TF Fabulicious Bank Account, the TG Fabulicious intellectual property, the Name Brand business, the Name Brand Bank Account, the 1601 Maple Avenue business, the 1601 Maple Avenue Bank Account, the Turbo Fuel business, the Turbo Fuel Bank Account, the Rental Property Lease, the Rental Protect Income, Teresa Giudice’s true income, and their anticipate increase in income.”
Joe, prosecutors claim, misstated his assets during the bankruptcy and misstated his Bravo income. What did Joe and Teresa do? There are far different allegations against Joe then against Teresa. The government asserts that, years before joining Bravo, Teresa allegedly committed loan fraud, allegedly fabricating income, W2 statements, and more to get home loans that should not have been given. When she was in bankruptcy, she and Joe allegedly did not disclose other assets.
So are they heading to prison? Under the plea deal, Teresa Giudice faces 21 to 27 months, or no time (probation). Joe faces between three to four years. Each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, and three counts of bankruptcy fraud, along with concealing assets. Joe also admitted to failing to file a tax return, for the year ending 2004.
Bravo says of tonight’s episode “Teresa Giudice and her husband make a legal decision that will decide their fate and change their lives forever. As news spreads about a possible plea deal in Teresa’s court case, Dina and Melissa plan a surprise getaway to cheer their friend up in her most desperate time. Meanwhile, Amber and Nicole’s fragile reconciliation takes an unwanted detour when Amber starts texting nasty insults to Nicole’s boyfriend Bobby. Teresa and her husband Joe make a legal decision that will decide their fate and change their lives forever.”