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.