Looks like Real Housewives of New Jersey star, Teresa Giudice can be playing on an episode of Orange Is The New Black(not literally). Today, October 2, a judge sentenced her to 15 months in prison for Fraud. She also has to pay back $414,588 in restitution. According to US Weekly Teresa’s attorney was trying to lower her sentencing to probation and house arrest but the judge just wasn’t having it saying that she had to send a message that no matter how famous you are if you commit a crime you do the time.
Before being sentenced Teresa addressed the courtroom saying, “Thank you for letting me address the court today. I wrote this last night because I get nervous when I speak,” she began. “I speak as a wife, a mother, and a daughter. Today I am blessed but I am also humbled. I hear you and what you are saying, and it is time for me to wake up.”
She also brought up her four daughters saying, “My daughters are my life. I don’t care about the TV show, or materialistic things. My daughters are all that I care about, and I feel so bad that my 13-year-old has any idea what is going on with all of this. I am more sorry than anyone will know. The silver lining is that I can learn and show my daughters. I know everything happens for a reason, and I hope I can find that reason.”
Teresa and her husband Joe Giudice were found guilty back in March for 41 counts of bank and mail fraud. Joe was sentenced to 41 months and also has to pay $414,588 in Restitution. According to Bravo Joe and Teresa will be sitting down with Andy Cohen for their first interview.