‘Real Housewives of NJ’ Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice Released on $500,000 Bond Over Fraud Charges
The couple did not enter a plea
"Real Housewives of New Jersey" stars Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice appeared in federal court Tuesday where they each posted a $500,000 bond apiece, according to media reports.
They did not enter a plea.
The Bravo reality TV stars face 39-counts including mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, bankruptcy fraud, making false statements on loan applications and failure to file tax returns.
Judge Cathy Waldor asked the duo to hand over their passports and imposed travel restrictions on the Giudices. The couple is now only allowed to travel in New Jersey and New York State.
Joe Giudice is not an American citizen, which means he could be deported to Italy if convicted. The couple is due back in court on Aug. 14.
The conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud count carries a maximum potential penalty of 20 years of in prison and a $250,000 fine. The bank fraud and loan application fraud counts each carry a maximum potential penalty of 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine. The bankruptcy fraud counts each carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The failure to file a tax return counts each carry a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a $100,000 fine.