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FAME FILES: Real Housewives Stars Teresa and Joe Giudice Face Up To 50 Years in Jail As They Are Charged With 39 Counts of Financial Fraud

As reality TV stars they live in a privileged bubble.

But Teresa and Joe Giudice were facing the stark reality of a life behind bars on Monday as they were charged with 39 separate counts of financial fraud.

A federal grand jury released an indictment which details charges of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud.

If convicted the Real Housewives Of New Jersey stars face a maximum sentence of more 50 years in prison.

Teresa's attorney says she will plead not guilty and that 'we look forward to vindicating her.'

Giudice also issued her own statement saying 'today is a most difficult day for our family.'

She says she supports her husband and is committed to continuing her career.

The charges all stem from between 2001 and 2008 - prior to their TV fame - when the couple allegedly defrauded the IRS as well as several banks.


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