Transcript for Judge Reopens Teresa Giudice's Bankruptcy Case
Cannot wait for that. We move on to new legal drama for Teresa Guidice, a federal judge re-opening her bankruptcy case just months after she finished serving a prison sentence. Well, this morning there are questions now about whether she's actually paid back the $13 million she owes creditors. Oh, my god. Reporter: She's the real housewife known for flipping tables. And famously serving 11 1/2 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to bankruptcy fraud. Since her December release Teresa Guidice has been back in the spotlight plugging her new book and gearing up for her return to bravo's "The real housewives of New Jersey." For the past 11 1/2 months, I'm going to make sure nothing like this ever happens again. Reporter: But this morning a reality check for the reality star. A federal judge re-opening her case hoping to find out if the approximately $13 million she and her husband Joe owed creditors is being paid back. This judge wants to make sure at the end of the day everyone that is owed money gets their money. Reporter: Her lawyer telling ABC news she's already satisfied nearly all of the 29 Pears involved in the lawsuit except for five. Three she has a payment plan for and two others she's currenting disputing. Adding fuel to the fire, a potential $5 million up for grabs if she wins an ongoing lawsuit against her former lawyer James creedal who has appeared twice on the bravo series. If you settle it it will be a lot sooner. Reporter: Filed in 2014 it alleges Kridel was grossly negligent unknowingly signing under oath inaccurate schedules and something on her mind in February. Before you sign something make sure you completely understand it and read everything. She fees that she got burned. She simply did not go out to scheme the system. He called those allegations absurd telling ABC news, we didn't commit any crimes. She did. If she win, the court will determine how much of that money goes to her and how much will go towards paying off those creditors. It's not over yet. No, it isn't. Doesn't seem to be.
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