Report: Teresa Giudice Wants a Plea Deal, Prosecution Says No

by | August 16, 2013 at 7:18 PM | Celebrity Arrests, Real Housewives of New Jersey

TV personalities Joe Giudice and Teresa Giudice appear in court to face charges of defrauding lenders, illegally obtaining mortgages and other loans as well as allegedly hiding assets and income during a bankruptcy case on July 30, 2013 in Newark, N.J. (Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)


In the latest headline to surface about Teresa Giudice’s legal woes, RadarOnline.com writes that the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star offered a plea deal to avoid jail time, but was turned down by prosecutors.

“Teresa and Joe’s defense team submitted a plea deal on Wednesday but the US Attorney denied it,” a source told the site, before adding, “Teresa wanted a plea deal that keeps her out of jail so she offered to do anything else BUT jail time and have Joe serve all of the time in jail. The prosecutor dismissed the deal outright.”

Giudice and her husband Joe are facing 39 counts of fraud and tax evasion and are looking at a possibility of 50 years of jail time if the couple is found guilty of the crimes.

“They believe that the evidence will show that Teresa can’t play dumb,” the insider added. “She was in cahoots with Joe and was just as much a part of orchestrating the scam as he was.”