Teresa Giudice's Plea
Deal to Avoid Jail Has
It looks like Teresa Giudice’s worst nightmare is becoming a reality.
Teresa's attempt to reach a plea deal for no jail time with the feds was rejected.
The 41-year-old Real Housewives of New Jersey star and her husband, Joe Giudice, 43, were both handed a trial date on Aug. 14 to appear in court on Oct. 8 at 9 a.m. to face their recent charges of bank fraud, conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, and tax evasion, among others.
Despite the couple both pleading not guilty to their accused crimes, a source close to the case claims that Teresa attempted to make a plea deal with the U.S. Attorney’s office. Unfortunately for the reality star, the deal was apparently rejected!
“They were originally going to plea down for Teresa, but the U.S. Attorney’s office said no,” says an insider close to the case. Teresa’s attorney, Henry Klingeman, said, “I’m not discussing it. If there ever were a deal, I would never discuss any conversations with the government about any client.”
However, a second source says that a plea deal was definitely discussed by Teresa: “I have never seen any kind of case where that hasn't happened. And discussion about a plea deal took place here.”
Both Teresa and Joe will face up to 50 years in prison if found guilty, with the possibility of Joe’s deportation.