Fraud Charges Against
Teresa and Joe Giudice
– Filed by a Former
Business Partner –
Have Been Dropped
Looks like there’s one less charging looming over Teresa and Joe Giudice’s heads.
According to a new report, the Real Housewives of New Jersey stars have been dismissed as defendants in a fraud lawsuit filed by their former business partner Joe Matropole.
The lawsuit claimed Joe committed fraud and owed his former partner money after he allegedly forged Matropole’s signature on mortgage documents for an apartment building they owned together.
According to the lawsuit, Mastropole’s name was taken off the mortgage when the property was refinanced—but Joe allegedly failed to give him the $260,000 he was owed.
But now Radar reports Judge Kenneth Slowmienski has dismissed the case.
“This is a huge victory for the Giudice family and for their ongoing criminal case that is taking new turns by the day,” the couple’s legal adviser and crisis manager Wendy Feldman tells Radar.
However, the long journey of legal woes is far from over for the Giudices.
The couple plead guilty to multiple counts of fraud in March—with Teresa and Joe facing a maximum of 27 and 46 months behind bars, respectively.
Their sentencing is scheduled for July 8.