Tue, Jul 30, 2013 11:02 AM EDT 1:24
The son of disgraced Chinese senior politician Bo Xilai does not plan to return to his homeland for his father's trial as he prepares for his first year at Columbia Law School in New York. Teresa Giudice is speaking out for the first time since she and her husband, Joe Giudice, were indicted by feds, charging the reality couple with 39 counts of conspiracy to defraud lenders to illegally obtain mortgages, loans and hiding assets. Teresa said in a recent statement: "Today is a most difficult day for our family. I support Joe and, as a wonderful husband and father, I know he wants only the best for our lovely daughters and me.? Things just got pretty real for Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Teresa Giudice and her husband, Joe Giudice. U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced in a press release that the couple was charged in a conspiracy to defraud lenders and illegally obtain mortgages and other loans as well as allegedly hiding assets and income during a bankruptcy case. The 39-count indictment claims the Giudices committed mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, made false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud. The indictment also charges Joe with failure to file tax returns for tax years 2004 to 2008, during which time he allegedly earned nearly $1 million.