Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Teresa and Joe Giudice have officially been arraigned in court today, following their 39 count indictment. The couple arrived at the Newark court surrounded by their legal team and security at around 2:30 p.m. for the hearing that lasted no more than 5 minutes.
HLN reports that Teresa and Joe entered not-guilty pleas and their trial start date has been scheduled for October 8! Miles Feinstein, Joe’s lawyer, spoke and said that despite rumors, Joe will not take the fall for him and Teresa, and that neither will be testifying against each other.
Their lawyers also told reporters, “The couple is also planning to appear on Bravo’s live after show following the final episode of ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey.'” Presumably Watch What Happens Live? Or the reunion?
The New York Daily News also reports on Joe Giudice’s lack of US citizenship. His lawyer tells them, “Joe didn’t know he wasn’t a citizen. The rest of his family is. Had he know and applied for citizenship he certainly would have gotten it.” Umm, what?!
Keep checking back to this post for further details that may emerge later today!