'Real Housewives' Star Teresa Giudice Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison
The second big sentencing of the day
Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice is headed to prison.
She was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Newark to 15 months behind bars on conspiracy and bankruptcy charges. She cried as she apologized to the judge.
Her husband, Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice, was sentenced to 41 months in prison. Each was ordered to pay $414,000 in restitution. The judge said Teresa will serve her sentence first so Joe can stay home with their four children.
The couple walked into the courtroom holding hands.
They pleaded guilty in March, admitting they hid assets from bankruptcy creditors and submitted phony loan applications to get some $5 million in mortgages and construction loans.
Joe Giudice also pleaded guilty to failing to file a 2004 tax return.
Bravo declined comment on the news, but the network is planning a special Watch What Happens Live: One-on-One with Teresa and Joe Giudice with host Andy Cohen. The special, airing at 9 p.m. Monday, will mark the couple's first interview post-sentencing.