Monday, March 10, 2014

Teresa Giudice Says She's Keeping Her Kids 'Protected' After Pleading Guilty To Fraud Charges
Teresa Giudice is focused on one thing — her children.

"Thank you all for your love & support of my family & my kids," the 41-year-old reality star wrote two days after pleading guilty to fraud charges. "You know how much they mean to me. I am keeping them protected & private."
The "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star and her husband, Joe Giudice, 43, may both face time in prison after pleading guilty to multiple fraud charges Tuesday.

They entered pleas to bankruptcy fraud, mail fraud and other charges in Newark Federal Court in New Jersey.

The Bravo star agreed to pay $200,000 to the government and may face up to 27 months in prison. Her husband may be in lockup for a bit longer with the possibility of 46 months in prison.

"Having now confessed their wrongdoing, the Giudices face the real cost of their criminal conduct," said U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman.

After Tuesday’s plea, the matriarch of the family has returned to her everyday life, even if that means running errands in her pajamas.

"Teresa was of course upset Tuesday, but then she got right back into running errands and being a mom and a wife," an insider told Us Weekly. "Life doesn't stop. She and Joe are doing well, considering."  
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