Thursday, September 19, 2013

Teresa Giudice Continues to Make Money Amid Federal Fraud Charges


NJ.com:
Teresa Giudice may stand to lose everything if convicted of mortgage, tax and bankruptcy fraud, but at least throughout the legal process, her hair will look good. 

The CEO of Milania Haircare, of which Giudice is a spokeswoman, says he does not plan to drop the troubled "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star, despite her recent fraud indictment.

"Teresa and I met last week in New York to discuss her future with Youthful8 — The Milania Collection hair care brand," owner and CEO Jerel James Sabella told Radar Online

"Obviously, Teresa has been in the headlines over the past few weeks due to legal issues, and I wanted to allow her some time to assess the situation and see how these issues could, or would, affect her role with the company before making any decisions."

"We understand the serious nature of the charges," he added. "But we will leave it to the U.S. court system to decide the outcome based on facts and not speculation ..."

"We are in the professional hair care business and Teresa, during her time with us, has professionally supported all initiatives," Sabella said. "Unless the situation changes, Teresa will continue to work with us as a spokesperson for Youthful8 — The Milania Collection."

This endorsement is one of many Giudice retains, as she proceeds with her business ventures while facing various legal issues.

Last month, hours after being arraigned in federal court, the reality TV star visited Posche Boutique (owned by her pal and resident "Housewives" troublemaker, Kim DePaola), to sign copies of a cookbook she authored and released earlier this year. 

On that day, Giudice said she could "feel the support" from her fans, some of whom showed up in shirts emblazoned with her face and the words "Free Tre" in large, bold lettering. 

Giudice, 41, and her husband, Joe, 43, were charged in July with exaggerating their income while applying for loans before the 2009 debut of their Bravo TV show, while hiding significant assets and income during a two-year bankruptcy proceeding.
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