Teresa Giudice “Didn’t Fully Understand” That She Could Go To Prison

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Real Housewives star Teresa Giudice was under the impression she would not get jail time when she attended her sentencing last week and was shocked she was handed 15 months in prison. Teresa and husband Joe sat down with Andy Cohen for a more serious Watch What Happens Live and told Cohen she “didn’t fully understand” she could get jail time when she made a plea deal.

“I didn’t fully understand it. I thought my lawyer was going to fight for me. I mean, that’s what lawyers do. I don’t know. That’s why you hire an attorney. You put it in their hands. I mean, whatever they wanted from me—believe me—I followed their direction. Whatever they wanted, I gave them. I’m not trying to hide anything.”

Teresa continued, “Whatever I needed to do, I would have [done],” she said. “After I left court, I left court. I never spoke to my attorneys. It was done. The judge made a decision. It was done.”

Joe Giudice believed that Teresa would be spared and he would take all the blame. “I even took all blame and full responsibility for everything. It wasn’t like she really had a part…in my businesses. Whatever.”

Is Teresa really naive and just following her husband or did she know what was getting herself into? She did add that she needs to start reading things over better…like contracts! “I do need to read things before I sign them. I do need to understand things before I sign. I’m a trustworthy person and sometimes I take what other people say, and I just believe them. I trust them and I can’t do that anymore…I gotta make sure I fully understand something or fully read it, or find a lawyer—like a contract lawyer—that can help me, because I don’t read contracts everyday, so I wanna get better at that.”

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