‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ stars Teresa and Joe Giudice plead guilty to fraud charges

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Husband-and-wife members of the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” cast have pleaded guilty to fraud.

Teresa and Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice  arrived at the federal courthouse in Newark on Tuesday without speaking to reporters. They each pleaded guilty to several counts including bankruptcy fraud, conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud, and failing to pay taxes.

‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ stars Teresa and Joe Giudice to plead guilty to fraud charges

The Giudices pleaded guilty to reduced charges.

Under federal guidelines, Joe Giudice faces a potential sentence of 37 to 46 months and Teresa Giudice could get 21 to 27 months.

The couple was accused last year of exaggerating income while applying for loans before the show debuted in 2009, then hiding their fortunes in a bankruptcy filing after their first season aired.

They were also accused of submitting fraudulent mortgage and loan applications and fabricating tax returns and W-2 forms.