Teresa was sentenced to 15 months in prison after pleading guilty to 41 counts of fraud. The ‘RHONJ’ star hasn’t started serving her time behind bars yet, but she’s already asking for changes to her sentence, according to a new report.
Teresa Giudice, 42, is used to special treatment on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, so we’re not too shocked that she’s allegedly asking to downgrade her jail sentence and spend it in a halfway house instead of in the big house. Unfortunately, her reported plea for leniency may have made things even worse because prosecutors in her case are allegedly fuming over her request for special treatment.
Teresa Giudice’s Jail Time: Star Begs Court To Serve Time In Halfway House
Even after Teresa and her husband, Joe Giudice, 42, plead guilty to 41 counts of fraud, she still reportedly expects to be treated like a star. Teresa allegedly sent a letter to the judge begging for mercy.
Instead of spending 15 months behind bars, TMZ reports that Teresa has asked the judge to allow her to serve 12 months of her sentence in a halfway house.
And the prosecutors in her case are seriously unimpressed with her request! They have allegedly written an angry letter in response, claiming that the judge was clear — Teresa needs prison punishment, and nothing less.
Teresa Giudice To Start Her Sentence January 5
It’s even more shocking that Teresa would be asking for special treatment, considering the judge was already very compassionate.
Instead of forcing Teresa and Joe to be locked up simultaneously, Teresa will serve her sentence first, while Joe takes care of the kids. When her sentence is finished, he’ll take his turn. That way, a parent is always in the home with the children!
Teresa will start her sentence on January 5, after the holidays. Seems like a pretty good deal to us, considering the 41 counts of fraud that Teresa and Joe racked up.
But what do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Should Teresa get special treatment and be allowed to serve most of her sentence in a halfway house? Or should she spend it all behind bars? Let us know!