Joe and Teresa Giudice were arraigned Wednesday in federal court in Newark on one count of bank fraud and one count of loan application fraud.
“Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice and her husband were indicted Monday on additional fraud charges.
Teresa and Guiseppe “Joe” Giudice entered a plea of not guilty before a federal judge Wednesday afternoon.
The couple is accused of exaggerating their income while applying for loans before their TV show debuted in 2009, then hiding their fortunes in a bankruptcy filing after their first season aired.
The couple submitted fraudulent mortgage and other loan applications from 2001 through 2008, a year before their show debuted on Bravo, making phony claims about their employment status and salaries, the indictment said.
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