Two of the stars of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey were charged with charges of conspiring to defraud lenders and illegally obtaining mortgages and other loans on Monday. The U.S. Department of Justice’s Paul J. Fishman announced on Tuesday that Teresa Giudice and Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice were named in a 39-count indictment alleging lender and tax fraud.
According to the DOJ’s announcement, the Real Housewives stars are “charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud in a 39-count indictment returned today by a federal grand jury. The indictment also charges Giuseppe Giudice with failure to file tax returns for tax years 2004 through 2008, during which time he allegedly earned nearly $1 million.”
The indictment alleges that the Guidices lied to a bankruptcy court, the IRS, and a variety of banks.
From September 2001 through September 2008, Giuseppe and Teresa Giudice allegedly engaged in a mail and wire fraud conspiracy in which they submitted to lenders fraudulent mortgage and other loan applications and supporting documents in order to obtain mortgages and other loans. The Giudices falsely represented on loan applications and supporting documents that they were employed and/or receiving substantial salaries when, in fact, they were either not employed or not receiving such salaries.
Read the full release via The Department of Justice
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