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Real Housewives star begins jail sentence over fraud


Teresa Giudice

Teresa Giudice

Teresa Giudice

One of New Jersey's Real Housewives has gone to prison.

Teresa Giudice entered the facility north of New York City yesterday, a spokesman for the Federal Correctional Institution confirmed.

Giudice pleaded guilty last year to a federal indictment and is serving a 15-month sentence for bankruptcy fraud.

"Teresa's only concern is and has been that of her four children," said her attorney, James Leonard. "I know that she was anxious to get in and get this entire nightmare behind her."

Her husband, Giuseppe 'Joe' Giudice, will start his 41-month sentence on similar charges when his wife is released. The couple have four daughters.

They pleaded guilty last year to hiding assets from bankruptcy creditors and submitting phony loan applications to get $5m (€4.2m) in mortgages.

Joe Giudice also pleaded guilty to failing to pay taxes of $200,000 (€168,000).