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RHONJ's Joe & Teresa Giudice WANTED To Accept A Plea Deal, But THIS Got In The Way!

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Well, this is an interesting development!!

After Joe & Teresa Giudice plead not guilty in court yesterday, the world naturally assumed it was because the Real Housewives were — in fact — not guilty and they wanted the whole world to know, right?

Here's another possibility: They didn't have much of a choice!

According to some reports, the reality celebz originally planned to cop a plea!

Sources close to the situation say their lawyers submitted a plea deal to prosecutors which would've had Juicy Joe serving a buttload of jail time for the tax evasion and Teresa would merely get probation, but the U.S. Attorneys office was NOT HAVING IT!

The source said:

“Teresa and Joe’s defense team submitted a plea deal on Wednesday but the US Attorney denied it… Teresa wanted a plea deal that keeps her out of jail so she offered to do anything else BUT jail time and have Joe serve all of the time in jail. The prosecutor dismissed the deal outright.”

Apparently the prosecutors were taking any plea deals off the table that didn't have Teresa serving cold hard time in the clink!!

So, not wanting to see Teresa land behind bars, the Giudices entered their plea of not guilty!!

Apparently the prosecutor isn't worried about winning the case, though.

The source continued:

“[The prosecutors] believe that the evidence will show that Teresa can’t play dumb. She was in cahoots with Joe and was just as much a part of orchestrating the scam as he was. They are pushing for time for BOTH of them. They’re going to paint a completely different picture of Teresa and believe that they can show that she was just as involved as Joe in creating the fraud.”


Dig out your Snuggie and microwave yourself a bag of popcorn, folks!

This October trial should be totes entertaining!

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30 comments to “RHONJ's Joe & Teresa Giudice WANTED To Accept A Plea Deal, But THIS Got In The Way!”

  1. Jennifer K says – reply to this


    I am going to do just that. I don't wish her harm but the truth will come out!

  2. Angie says – reply to this


    I think that is bull. If it was a normal person they would have let them take a plea. Murderers get plea deals. They are just out to get them for some reason.

  3. Gregorian Rant says – reply to this


    Re: Angie – Murderers do not get plea deals. That is ignorant. These people stole money, just as if they used a gun, only got away with a whole lot more cash than a typical robbery. YOu need to understand that they STOLE from other people. And stealing from the goevrnment is stealing from us all. She deserves to do the time for her crime, sodoes he. THe kids will finallyl have a chance to grow up without that ridiculous woman and her offensive husband embarassing them for quite a while. Who are they going to ask to raised their kids? The often maligned Melissa and Joe? TOtal losers!

  4. All says – reply to this


    Re: Angie – I'm absolutely positive a deal could be worked out, problem is it has to include some jail time for Teresa, if she's so innocent why take a deal, win the cases.

  5. 5

    jesse jackson jr and his wife are both thiefs and they get a cushy stay at a Alabama "camp" with no bars, they keep his disabilty and their pensions and the blacks in chicago are planning his next campaign. i live on lake michigan so we get chicago news and one black alderwoman said the "jackson name was just to powerful in Chicago" well good for the feds they get to nail a house wife of new jersey while the former governor of NEW JERSEY walked away with nearly a BILLION dollars from his clients and the feds Do NOTHING! look it up. Former New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine DEMOCRat OF new jersey.

  6. All says – reply to this


    I really don't think these people care one bit about anything but continuing their lifestyle. They are trying to put a Teresa is a victim of Joe spin from her first comment to now. Her lawyers know she is screwed and they are doing whatever they can for her, everything she doesn't spend now will be taken in fines so her lawyer is just posturing.

  7. Leahgk says – reply to this


    So what. She and hubby will spend time in jail. She will get out and get on "Mob Wives". Does anyone really care?!

  8. Seriously?! says – reply to this


    Jail time or not, they'll definitely get the book thrown at them even if there is a hint of impropriety. The feds are going after all of the little fish responsible for the financial meltdown while the big fish roam free and continue to get bigger. Gotta love politics.

    By the way, your 'source' is a morally corrupt irresponsible person to be discussing someone's ongoing court case to a a gossip monger like you.

  9. Monstro says – reply to this


    Angie for president!Re: Angie

  10. 10

    How come, P Hilton comes up with this stuff, of an attempt for a Plea deal and nobody else has any bead on it?

    And just for y'all to check out. Google Jimmy Dimora from Cuyahoga County, Ohio. He had 34 counts and got over 20 years from the Feds this last March, after his bud Benny Bonano did some short time. It was a big time corruption case. But father Fed doesn't like it when you lie to him and cheat him out of the bucks he thinks you owe.

    A couple of beers and a burger with fries, sittin' in the big comfy chair in front of the big screen!

  11. 11

    Re: All – You betcha all they care about is continuing their lifestyle! Clueless, Just Freakin' Clueless. But the trouble is, the Feds IRS and the banking system aren't going to buy their STUPID story. And I think you are spot on with the LawYer just posturing. I bet they're looking at a slam dunk loss for both their cases. And Pork Belly Joe's LawYer is on at least 2 of his latest lawsuits including this one. He's gonna get a trifecta loss. Don't they call that Pro Bono, ay!

  12. Reese says – reply to this


    This guy has gotten a slap on the wrist for too long! Taking his brother's ID to get a drivers license? Filing for Bankruptcy when your hiding assets? It's a slap in the face to be doing all this crap in the spotlight! There are Good, Moral and Law Abiding citizens in our country that are truly suffering to keep food on the table and a roof over their head. Our economy is falling apart! Our Healthcare System is crumbling! Then you have Mr & Mrs Money Pants wiping their asses with $20 bills and not paying their taxes! She knows the Man she married! If she is going to stay with someone that gets in trouble and cheats the government etc… and Sign the same stuff he signs, then she deserves the same exact treatment. It's not their first strike!
    Why would anyone want them to get a deal?! That just paves the way for every other person to get away with it! Why don't we all just do it!!

  13. 13

    Don't get their show and never watched any Real Housewives shows. But it sounds like she needs to spend some time in jail. I pay my taxes every year and it is not always easy, living on Social Security and a small pension. Got a couple of refunds this year and hoping for another one next year since I sold property at a big loss,

  14. fitzzz says – reply to this


    Any chance they can get Andy (Pop Eye) Cohen
    as a conspirator, and land her sissy ass in the poky

  15. Lori says – reply to this


    Teresa is probably the mastermind of the whole deal. I wouldn't be surprised if they use some of the BRAVO footage of her paying over $100,000 in cash for furniture to prove her guilt. Who does that? Not even wealthy people carry that much cash around. What they BOTH did is equivalent to bank robbery. I hope they both go to jail.

  16. GraceGirl says – reply to this


    Re: who are YOU* – The information regarding their plea deal is on the internet on other sites as well as additional information about Teresa from way back when she would use her parents SS# and information to obtain credit at local boutiques to shop. Also, they did not "withdrawal" their bankruptcy and decide to pay everyone back as Teresa has stated. Their bankruptcy was "denied" because of the fraud that they are now charged with. Loads of documents are on-line along with verified signatures proving that she did sign documents. They did attempt to forge a power of attorney so that Joe could take responsibility…but, that was after the fact. What they are being charged with is just the tip of their corrupt behavior. They did a lot of very bad things. Just look around the internet for yourself. They also still have that huge debt hanging over their head from the bankruptcy and Joe's fraudulent issue/debt with his former partner. They both have really earned some serious jail time. Very sad, a serious consequence for want of things and a lifestyle that will all be gone soon.

  17. Sue says – reply to this


    Both will do jail time. Watch what happen live - Mazel!

  18. Tom T says – reply to this


    Remember they are both already guilty for being complete classless, uneducated, ignorant, obnoxious, rude, pompous, arrogant, disgusting, entitled, morons. Karma is nasty and Joe will do serious time for his fake license and tax fraud. She will do time for filing false information on loan documents and tax returns….Do people remember when Joe had to settle with his business partner for forging his signature on loans a few years back ???
    These 2 are going down , it is sad for the kids but the parents deserve it and I hate say that

  19. yodi says – reply to this


    apparently you do, your responding!

  20. yodi says – reply to this


    actuallyshe is degreed!!!

  21. All says – reply to this


    Re: who are YOU* – I work in the federal court system and I see cases like this every day, this is matter of following the paper, no he said she said. Most of these cases do end in a ple deal, she is waisting the courts time and that just means more jail time. I do expect her to eventually accept a ple with 18 to 24 months.

  22. jupitererstar says – reply to this


    They're out to get them because they applied for million dollar loans, hid the money, then filed bankruptcy. Don't forget that your taxes go up when people cheat, do you want to finance their lifestyle ?

  23. Tony Miller says – reply to this


    First off…This Joe came here from Italy when he was 1…You mean to tell me he had NO TIME TO BECOME A CITIZEN ?…They knew exactly what they were doing when they filled out those LOAN APP'S…Anyone with a half a brain knows you DON'T LIE on a BANK loan or anyother loan app…They left a paper trail from N.J. to Mars…And the Feds know it…So do Joe and Teresa know it…There done.

  24. All says – reply to this


    Re: fitzzz – no way, they sign a contract and Bravo pays a salary. Andy sees these people at Bravo events, he's an employer and that's it.

  25. Mike says – reply to this


    I think Teresa and Joe deserve some type of deal. They have four daughters to raise. If Joe is willing to take the heat then let him have it and let Teresa do community time and pay fines, but at least she could stay with her children. Guilty of not hey didn't kill anyone, sell drugs, or kidnap. Okay they lied on mortgage papers so this most home buyers during those years when banks were giving out loans like hot burgers off the grill. Take their homes away, fine them, but leave prison for the real felons like murderers, rapist, drug suppliers, etc.

  26. TruthBeTold says – reply to this


    This prosecutor is trying to make a name using the Guidice's celebrity. Why not go after those crooks on Wall Street? The real frauds. They stole billions of dollars from consumers and bankrupted people. Why not let them take a plea? I think the prosecution is overreaching on this.

  27. TruthBeTold says – reply to this


    Re: Mike – - I agree.

  28. INHIM says – reply to this


    Re: shaygirl1309 – Racist much,it doesn't matter what color they are.Both couples should time.

  29. insgirl says – reply to this


    Re: Mike – Just because you have children does not give you a pass on criminal activity. SHE should have been thinking of them rather than what Gucci bag she was going to buy next. These people did not steal to feed their kids, they stole to finance a lifestyle only about 2% of the US can afford. You do not claim $79,000 income on taxes (or not file at all) and life in a 1.7 M house. They did not just fudge the numbers a little to get an extra $25,000 home loan, this is big time theft and not only once but apparently 39 times. Leona Helmsley went to jail, Martha Stewart went to jail now it is their turn! Anyone who pays her for a book, tv show, etc. will be foolish because I will not partake and I'll bet lots of others will not also. Her 15 minutes is up - Only my opinion.

  30. BA KAY says – reply to this


    Teresa is SOoooooo DUMB, she's missing a lot of marbles. She has no idea about anything but spending.