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The Real Housewives franchise has really taken a hit,Â especiallyÂ with the financial woes of Teresa Giudice and her husband, Joe. Joe was recently ordered to pay $260K to an exÂ businessÂ parter for forging his signature on a mortgage document…this is a shady guy, right? TheÂ problemsÂ just keep mounting for this couple!
A New Jersey judge has ordered the shady husband of Real Housewives spendaholic Teresa Giudice to pay $260,000 to a former business partner, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.
In a damning finding, Judge Morris Stern found Joe Giudice forged ex-pal Joe Mastropole’s signature on a mortgage document and then spun a “web of lies” in order to take out another loan and pocket $1 million.
Suggesting Joe had a “lack of credibility”, Judge Stern also ordered the house husband — who along with Teresa are almost $11 million in debt — to pay back the money despite their legal claim for bankruptcy protection.
“The signing of Mastropole’s name was a forgery… exhibiting willfulness and malice toward a former friend and current adversar,” Judge Stern wrote in his judgment, handed down in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Newark on Monday.
“The extraordinary web of lies and misrepresentations woven by Giudice to implement and cover his misconduct reflects on his approach to business matters and suggest his disregard for legal restraints which would bind others.”
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