Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice pleaded guilty to multiple fraud charges in Newark Federal Court Tuesday. The Real Housewives of New Jersey stars, who originally pleaded not guilty after they were indicted in the summer of 2013, appeared composed before U.S. District Judge Esther Salas.Joe faces a potential sentence of 37 to 46 months in jail and Teresa could get 21 to 27 months. They are scheduled to be sentenced on July 8.
"Today, I took responsibility for a series of mistakes I made several years ago," Teresa said in a statement. "I have said throughout that I respect the legal process and thus I intend to address the court directly at sentencing. I will describe the choices I made, continue to take responsibility for my decisions, and express my remorse to Judge Salas and the public. I am heartbroken that this is affecting my family—especially my four young daughters, who mean more to me than anything in the world. Beyond this, I do not intend to speak specifically about the case outside of court, at the recommendation of my attorney and out of deference to the government and our legal system."