Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Teresa and Joe Giudice pleaded guilty to fraud charges on Monday. And as of now, it looks like not just one of them, but both of them, are going to wind up spending time in prison in the very near future. On the one hand, the couple got off fairly easily, considering they were indicted on 41 criminal counts and were originally facing 100+ years on prison. But on the other, man, it really sucks for their poor kids.
So, because of their four daughters, ages 4-13, the Giudices are asking the judge to stagger their sentences. They want to serve their time consecutively, as opposed to at the same time, so one parent is always with their children.
I certainly don't have much pity for the Giudices, but this sounds like a good idea to me.
At the end of the day, their kids are innocent. They're young girls and they did nothing wrong. Why should they have to all suffer because of their parents entitled, reckless behavior? Haven't they gone through enough? We may not all be fans of Teresa and Joe, but obviously their kids are -- because they're their parents.
According to Teresa and Joe's lawyer, Miles Feinstein, the request isn't unreasonable, and more likely than not, will come to fruition, as the judge has agreed to similar requests in the past. The couple's sentence hearing isn't until July 8, so they won't know for some time, but thus far we do know that Teresa faces 21 to 27 months in prison and Joe faces up to 46. For the girls to go about two years without either parent in their life is incredibly upsetting. Hopefully, the judge will agree to their request.
And, hopefully, Teresa and Joe have learned their lesson.
Do you think the judge should grant their request?
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