Just when you thought things were as bad as they could get for Teresa Giudice — they just got worse.
RumorFix has confirmed The Real Housewives of New Jersey star and he husband, Joe, were slapped with additional charges of bank fraud and loan application fraud on Monday.
This turns their original 39-count indictment into 41 counts. The new counts stem from a $361,250 mortgage loan that Teresa obtained in July 2005. For the loan, she and Joe prepared a loan application which allegedly falsely stated that Teresa was employed as a realtor and that she had a monthly salary of $15,000. Teresa was not employed at the time.
On July 29, 2013, the reality TV stars were charged with 39 counts which include conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud.
The bank fraud and loan application fraud counts each carry a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine. The couple will be arraigned on the new charges on Wednesday, November 20 at 10:30 a.m. before U.S. District Judge Esther Salas.