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: