Good! After what he pulled, he should be paying up!
A New Jersey judge has ordered Real Housewives of New Jersey castmember Teresa Giudice's husband, Juicy Joe, to fork over $260,000 to former business partner Joe Mastropole, after the reality star forged his signature on a mortgage document - and then bullshit his way into taking out another loan and pocketing $1 million!
Judge Morris Stern ruled yesterday:
"The signing of Mastropole's name was a forgery… exhibiting willfulness and malice toward a former friend and current adversar. The extraordinary web of lies and misrepresentations woven by Giudice to implement and cover his misconduct reflects on his approach to business matters and suggest his disregard for legal restraints which would bind others. Joe Giudice was both thoroughly unconvincing as a witness and unbounded as a prevaricator in spinning a tale about the events."
Mastropole's attorney Monica Chacon later said:
"Little by little the truth is starting to show who these people really are and exactly what they are all about. The question now is after being declared a fraud and having the debt to Mastropole survive the bankruptcy, will the Giudices ever actually pay it or will this continue to be a game of catch me if you can? Apparently Teresa is too stupid to know what her husband has been doing or she has got us all fooled. Her day of reckoning is still to come."
Meanwhile, Mastropole himself came forward, and claims he doubts he'll ever see the money back, despite the court order!
“I’m disappointed because she’s [Teresa] the one making income and his money is fraudulent, untraceable and untaxed. She’s the only one bringing money in right now…You can’t really go after him. Even though I’m an exception to his discharge, I think his money is untraceable so it will be hard for me to recover any debt.”
We sincerely hope he does see that money, but if not - we think that karma will come around to them eventually!
You can only spend outside of your means for so long! We just hope that those children don't have to suffer because of it!
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