'Real Housewives' Teresa Giudice, husband Joe Giudice indicted on more counts of alleged bank fraud
"Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice and her husband Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice were indicted Monday (Nov. 18) on one count of bank fraud and one count of loan application fraud, reports the New York Daily News.
The counts stem from an alleged mortgage loan application that states Giudice earns $15,000 per month as a real estate agent when in fact she is not employed, according to authorities. These latest counts come just months after a 39-count indictment that included conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud.
The couple pleaded not guilty to those charges in July and will be arraigned on these new charges later this week, where they also plan to plead not guilty, according to their lawyer
Prosecutors allege that the Giudices committed mortgage fraud and other loan application fraud from 2001 to 2008, which is a year prior to when "RHONJ" premiered. The prosecutors say the couple received $4.6 million in mortgages, lines of credit and construction loans. Then once they began amassing money from their Bravo show, hid their fortunes in a bankruptcy filing.
The trial is scheduled to begin Feb. 24, 2014