Real Housewives Of New Jersey stars appear on federal fraud charges
NEWARK, New Jersey (REUTERS) - Two stars of The Real Housewives Of New Jersey were released on US$500,000 (S$633,000) bond each on Tuesday after appearing in federal court on fraud and tax evasion charges that could get one of them kicked out of the United States (US).
Teresa Giudice, 41, and her husband Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice, 43, held hands during their appearance on a 39-count indictment at the hearing before US Magistrate Judge Cathy Waldor.
The judge asked if they understood the charges against them and whether they realiSed that, if convicted, Guiseppe faces potential deportation back to Italy because he is not a US citizen.
"Yes," answered Teresa Giudice, wearing a white pant suit, her typically puffy black hairdo tamed into a ponytail.