“The Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe Giudice are released on a total of $1 million bond — $500,000 each — after a federal court hearing Tuesday (July 30) where the pair appeared to answer multiple charges of fraud.
The camera-loving couple and their relatives weren’t so thrilled to be in the spotlight Tuesday, as the New York Daily News reports Joe slapped a camera away as his lawyer ordered him to “calm down.” Joe’s father told a reporter to “go to hell” and his mother dropped the “F-bomb” when questioned about the possibility of Joe being deported to Italy.
An attorney for the Giudices, Miles Feinstein, says the couple “maintain their innocence” and are “supporting each other.”
The Giudices are charged with 39 counts of defrauding the IRS and multiple banking institutions between 2001 and 2008. If convicted, they could face up to 50 years in prison, and Joe, whose given name is Giusseppe Giudice, could face deportation.
Judge Cathy Waldor ordered Teresa and Joe to surrender their passports and prohibited them from traveling outside New York and New Jersey.
The next hearing in the case is scheduled for Aug. 14.