‘Real Housewife’ Teresa Guidice, husband indicted on fraud, tax charges
It seems like more drama is coming along for a Real Housewife of New Jersey.
Teresa and Joe Guidice of the Bravo televisions how “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” were charged in a conspiracy to defraud lenders and illegally obtain mortgages as well as allegedly hiding assets and income during bankruptcy cases, U.S. attorney Paul J. Fishman announced today.
The couple was charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud. The indictment also charges Joe Guidice with failure to file tax returns for tax years 2004 through 2008. During that time he allegedly earned nearly $1 million.
Teresa Guidice first appeared on the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” in 2009. Her husband’s legal woes have often been featured on the show.
“The indictment returned today alleges the Guidices lied to the bankruptcy court, to the IRS and to a number of banks,” Fishman said. “Everyone has an obligation to tell the truth when dealing with the courts, paying their taxes and applying for loans or mortgages. That’s reality.”
The two were schedule to make their initial court appearances Tuesday, according to reports.
“The privilege of living well in the United States carries certain real responsibilities,” said Shantelle P. Kitchen, Special Agent in Charge, IRS-Criminal Investigation, Newark Field Office. “Today’ indictment alleges the Guidices did not live up to their responsibilities by failing to file tax returns, falsifying loan applications and concealing assets in their bankruptcy petition.”