The Real Housewives of New Jersey has reached new heights or more properly lows. The Giudice couple was sentenced to federal prison for wire and bankruptcy fraud. Joe was sentenced to 41 months and must enter an alcoholic treatment program in prison. His wife Teresa was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison. In addition, Joe has to pay $414,588.90 in restitution. The parties have four small daughters. While the parties’ sentences were staggered they will have 56 months of a fractured family. And there is the possibility that Joe may be deported after his sentence. Teresa will serve her sentence first.
The family will have to move from its palatial home and there may be times they will be separated when other family members have to care for some of the children. How do you face your children? What do you teach your children when you commit such acts of greed and dishonesty? These children will probably be uprooted from their schools and friends. Before you think of going down that dark path, think of your children. Do you want them visiting you in prison? Do you want them not to see you for months at a time? Do you want to fracture your family?