Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Teresa and Joe Giudice pleaded not guilty today (Wednesday) to a host of federal fraud charges that could land them behind bars for 50 years.
Before the couple entered the Newark federal courthouse, Joe's lawyer said, "They vehemently deny their guilt. There's an assumption of innocence and they vehemently assert their innocence."
Joe and Teresa were charged in a 39-count indictment with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud. Joe, an Italian native who is not a U.S. citizen, also faces deportation.
SOURCE: NY Daily News