The couple filed for bankruptcy in 2009, claiming more than $10 million in debts. At the time, Teresa Giudice told "The View" that the couple were forced into bankruptcy because tenants at her husband's four apartment buildings in East Orange, N.J., were having trouble paying rent during the economic downturn. She added that he was caught up in a lawsuit regarding properties.
"It's all in the buildings," she said of the debt.
But according to the original federal indictment, authorities say they tried to conceal assets, including three vehicles, a boat, properties that housed a pizzeria, a $280,000 advance for Teresa Guidice's best-selling cookbook "Skinny Italian" and money she received for "Housewives."
The couple dropped their bankruptcy petition in 2011.
Number of Children They Have
The Giudice's have four daughters -- Gia, Milania, Gabrielle and Audriana -- who have appeared with them on "Real Housewives of New Jersey."
Teresa told E! that she's trying to stay strong for them. "I'm being the mom kind of keeping it all together," she said. "I'm the rock. I can't fall apart. If I fall apart, the rest of the family is going to fall apart."