Transcript for 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Stars Free on Bond
Two stars of the real housewives of New Jersey -- -- -- -- and her husband Joseph were in court just a short time ago to two. Are now facing federal charges and a lengthy prison sentence Eyewitness News reporter Toni Yates live right now in Newark with the story -- Yes -- you know Joseph and Teresa are literally facing more than forty years in prison each and millions of dollars. In fines if they -- found guilty 39 counts of fraud against them and gel is not a US citizen he is a citizen of Italy and if he's found guilty. He could be deported. -- -- -- these guys on dozens of us lobbed questions -- -- Teresa JDJ they did not say a word about the charges lodged against them. In federal court 39 counts of mail and wire fraud bank fraud income tax evasion. The attorneys pled not guilty on behalf of their clients and did speak to the crush of reporters. I'm not guilty yeah. -- and what they're -- hotel and now I've. -- -- always wary but we're going to didn't prepare a great defense every coin has two sides and there is another side to this bus she said yesterday it's a very unhappy day. She's. A grown up and she's gonna -- with -- The couple -- reality show fame after the real housewives of New Jersey show -- -- took off making them multi millionaires. Bringing fame and fortune for them and their four daughters. The troubled. Again though before that with the US attorney alleging fraud in their banking and mortgage dealings before -- that sex. The -- the investigation went on for very long time and were confident that we have enough evidence. To convict defends beyond a reasonable -- it was a much calmer post appearance as they approached the courtroom this morning this -- GTJ's blog that photographers and -- the cameras and microphones and patriotic. -- the couple had to surrender their -- was they were released on 500000. Dollars unsecured. Bond and their travel is limited to new York and New Jersey -- back in court. On August 14 for now we're live into -- Tony it's channel seven Eyewitness News.
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