Free Fallin’: RHONJ’s Teresa Giudice Surrenders To Prison

Posted on Jan 5 2015 - 8:02am by Stacy Slotnick, Esq.

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“One of the many lessons that one learns in prison is, that things are what they are and will be what they will be.” – Oscar Wilde

“The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s,” Teresa Giudice, surrendered to a federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut in the early morning hours of Monday, January 5.  Just before 3 a.m. E.T. Teresa turned herself in to serve a 15-month prison sentence for fraud. (She and husband Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice pleaded guilty to tax fraud last year.  They admittedly hid assets from bankruptcy creditors and submitted phony loan applications to acquire some $5 million in mortgages and construction loans.)

One’s personal freedoms are stripped upon surrender to prison, and oh what a tangled web of rights one relinquishes in lockup. 

Americans have a merited coterie of individual rights as established by the U.S. Constitution.  There are procedural rights; personal liberty; substantive guarantees against criminal or civil penalties; personal or family privacy and autonomy; protection against unlawful searches and seizures; freedoms of thought and religion; freedoms of speech, press, assembly, and association; substantive protection of property rights and economic interests; and equal protection.  

Meanwhile, a prisoner may be deprived of personal liberty against his or her will following the conviction of a crime.  A prisoner is not afforded all the privileges of a free citizen.  For many, prison signals an autonomous world coming to a frightening end.

The federal prison system is a complex legal labyrinth of loneliness, discipline, restraint, economic hardship, and sexual politics, all of which impact the individual prisoner in diverse ways.

No two people will adjust to prison life the same way.  How RHONJ’s Teresa Giudice will fare at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut, a minimum-security prison for women that inspired the hit Netflix series, Orange is the New Black, depends a great deal upon her humility and malleability.  A softened stance must replace the iconic table flips and shoves that were a staple of Teresa’s past life.

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In this Q&A, I invite All About the Tea posters to join me in a hearty dialogue regarding the principal legal issues associated with prison life, including the right to privacy; sexual abuse (safety and security); drug detox; and access to legal counsel.

In Hudson v. Palmer, 468 U.S. 517 (1984), the Supreme Court declared prisoners do not have a Fourth Amendment right to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures of their property. The justices for the majority pointed out that the expectation of privacy in prison is incompatible with internal security and safety measures. Consequently, a reasonable or legitimate expectation of privacy is not extended to a prison cell. 

The decision in Hudson impacts prisoners in material ways: Prison officials can monitor an inmate’s movements throughout prison, watch prisoners in their cells, and conduct warrantless searches inside prisons.  The ruling likewise provides that prison officers are empowered to detect, without limitation, prisoners’ illegal activities in order to ensure safety.

Too, prison officials can legitimately monitor and record prisoners’ conversations with other prisoners as well as visitors.  The one notable exception is that prison officials cannot intrude upon conversations that are legally afforded confidentiality, such as those between the prisoner and the prisoners’ attorney.

Like other inmates, Teresa will remain subject to random searches and pat downs and can be ordered to provide a urine sample or undergo an alcohol Breathalyzer test at any time, without notice. If an inmate is abusing drugs or alcohol, there are detox programs to aid in rehabilitation during prison, but they do not resemble those of Promises in Malibu or The Sanctuary located in eastern Australia (site of pristine beaches and sub-tropical rainforests).   

Although those incarcerated may have an extensive history of drug and alcohol use, a relatively small percentage of them receive any treatment within the justice system. While prisons may offer an individual assessment of a drug or alcohol problem, a lack of suitable care due to inadequate funding can limit the effectiveness of any program within the federal prison system to treat those confined within its walls.

When someone goes to prison, they do not get to keep their medication nor are family members permitted to bring prisoners legal drugs. For the most part, if you need life-sustaining medication you will be allowed to take it with you while you are incarcerated. If your prescription is for something other than life-sustaining conditions, you may be rebuffed. Each facility has its own rules regarding prescription medications. Inmates have no guarantee they will be given medications prescribed by their own doctors and instead they might receive prescriptions chosen by the government’s physician. Prison health staff issue medication daily but sometimes the medication is kept on the prisoner.

What other personal freedoms will fall by the wayside when Teresa enters prison? Prisoners do not have a First Amendment right to speak freely, and to that end prison officials may discipline inmates who distribute correspondences and flyers that are incendiary or incite violence.

No longer will Teresa be able to communicate freely with her family and friends. Part of the function of prison is to punish, and that includes a restriction on phone calls and interaction with loved ones.  The law recognizes the importance of visitation rights in aiding the prisoners’ eventual transition back into the community, however prisoners do not have a constitutional right to enjoy contact visits or sexual relations with visitors.

Calls from correctional facilities come with exorbitant fees, though inmates do have the option to write letters as well. Visiting hours are allotted but they are usually provided for on weekends and federal holidays.  Courts routinely hold that restrictions on visitation must be reasonable and related only to security needs and good order.

Lather. Rinse. Repeat as Needed. If a prisoner is denied an opportunity to shower or shave, courts have insisted that minimum standards on human decency and personal hygiene be met.  Courts have granted prison officials the ability to force inmates to keep themselves clean for purposes of maintaining the health of the general prison population. In short, courts tend to give deference to prison officials regarding prisoners’ rights.

The prison experience can be violent, manifesting itself through sexual abuse and assaults among inmates and between inmates and prison officials. While the incidence of sexual assault in minimum-security prisons is sporadic, prison inmates do face sexual assault at some point while serving their time. 

Last but certainly not least is Teresa’s ability (or lack thereof) to interact with her lawyers. Prison visits by a lawyer provide an essential foundation for the kind of effective attorney/client relationship that is necessary for the attorney to conduct business on behalf of his or her client. Prisoners have a fundamental right to legal counsel thus prison officials must allow reasonable times and places for inmates to communicate confidentially with their attorneys

Bear in mind a prisoner does not have the ability while in prison to fully aid in further litigation or appellate matters because they do not have access to all their papers that could help them in their case, ergo, sometimes the best a lawyer can do for his or her client that is serving time is to simply triage a complex legal matter. 

Teresa is adjusting to a new reality today – one behind bars with freedoms that are quickly being truncated. Returning to the theme of the Oscar Wilde quote above, it is clearly critical for prisoners to take stock of reality in order to preclude them from making the same mistake twice.  Only then can prisoners regain a sense of personal freedom upon their release.

 

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About the Author

Stacy Slotnick, a.k.a. The Foxy Jurist, holds a J.D., cum laude, from Touro Law Center and a B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst Commonwealth Honors College. Stacy is the recipient of the Honors Deans Award; Simon and Satenig Ermonian Memorial Scholarship; College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Opportunity Scholarship; and College of Humanities and Fine Arts Scholarship. She is also a William F. Field Alumni Scholar, an honor bestowed upon the most academically distinguished students. In law school, Stacy won two CALI Excellence For The Future Awards® and received an Achievement Scholarship. She is a member of the New York Bar. As an entertainment lawyer, Stacy counsels clients on contracts, branding, and public relations strategy. She negotiates with agents, producers, production companies, and lawyers to secure rights to projects on behalf of high-profile clients. Her clever, spirited, no holds barred legal analysis can be found in articles for The Huffington Post. * Facebook   * LinkedIn   * Twitter

  • DLister

    Thank you very much for such an authoritative and well researched article, Stacy!

    My feeling is that Teresa will be handed a huge dose of humility; but that will only be temporary. She is way too narcissistic to change her selfish ways.

    • Stacy Slotnick

      Thank you so much for posting your thoughts this AM, DLister.

      I think many people agree with your analysis. GMA reported this morning that Teresa is looking forward to “getting out of prison.” To me, that does not sound like someone who has accepted responsibility and sees prison as a time to reflect upon their mistakes.

  • cait

    So she got to go to the prison of HER choice ! She got to laugh in the face of the authorities ! Got to lie to Judge SadAss about how she’d spend those “precious” three months she was granted ! NOTHING is right about this case !

    • itsjustme

      I’m not sure Danbury is the better of the two. I know she wanted to go there because it was closer for her family, however, it was Alderson that was nicknamed “Camp cupcake” because of all the amenities available to the prisoners. Amenities I can’t afford on the outside, but by god if you go to Alderson you get treated relatively well.

      • Stacy Slotnick

        Good point. In general, federal prisons are much cushier than state penitentiaries — or at least as cushy as one can imagine prison being. The drive from her home in Towaco, N.J. to Danbury can be made in under 3 hours so she got very lucky to be placed there. (W. Virginia would have been half a day’s drive with traffic.)

        • Bad Barbie

          State has “camps” (minimum security) just like Feds. It is all on the classification of the prisoner. The process of going in to do State is not as simple as Fed. You are not designated a facility prior to surrendering.

          In NY, you surrender to the court house, you spend few days at a city holding facility, then a few days to weeks at Riker’s, then you are sent to “mid-state” another holding facility upstate where they classify you and send you “upstate”. Takes sometimes months to know where you will really serve your time. Even then, once you are upstate, depending on your sentence and your classification, they can transfer your around several times. You can spend 6 months in one place, 3 in another and coming down is about the same process till you hit your “halfway house”.

          Of course, this is the type of case where someone was bond, sentenced and given time to surrender. This was not a special treatment to Tre. This is very standard. There are people who are never bailed out and start serving as of arrest time.

    • Guardian

      I know Cait, but she is in prison and could well have not spent a minute locked up – something that still amazes me.

  • Anne Green

    Just as we have become so accustom to….another outstanding blog by Stacy Slotnick, Esquire….hats off to you Stacy!!!

    • Stacy Slotnick

      Thank you, Anne Green. I always look forward to your comments and questions. I am delighted you found this article informative. As you probably know, many websites and news outlets are reporting her employment options in prison or the food she will eat, but I think the more interesting facet of the case is the abridgment of personal freedom one must endure when they enter prison. Thanks again and have an excellent Monday.

  • itsjustme

    Thanks Stacy. Your input is very much appreciate. It helps shine a bit of light on just what will be happening to Tre on a daily basis.

    • Stacy Slotnick

      You are very welcome. I think it is hugely beneficial to understand the type of personal liberties that are taken away while in prison. As I hope is clear from my article, prison isn’t just about physical impairment but it also encompasses emotional, familial, and psychological confinement.

  • Guardian

    Thank you for this article Stacy. Time spent in prison is about punishment, not accommodation, save basic needs and safety. You forfeit your rights when you criminally infringe on the rights of society. Some will learn, others will not. In the case of T, I think it will take more than prison for her to connect the dots. I also think her sentence is too short, but in view of the fact that she nearly avoided “time” altogether, at least there is some justice.

    • Stacy Slotnick

      Your perspective is extremely valid. If someone commits a crime and is sent to prison, that doesn’t mean he or she forfeits all constitutional rights but he or she gives up many. It is the nature of committing illegal acts.

    • Bad Barbie

      You have people who rape serving 5 years. Anything else you said, I 100% agree with.

      • Guardian

        Length of sentences never make sense to me! Some seem to receive so little compared to their crimes, others seem to receive more for less. Not a lawyer, not a judge, so, don’t understand.

        • Bad Barbie

          Sentencing guidelines need a makeover, like the Rockefeller reform ASAP. You have people serving 20-25 years for a pound of weed but have a murderer serving 8-10. SMH

  • Poo

    Stacy, Great synopsis of prison life. Have you heard anything about the suit with Mr Kridel. Isn’t he due for a response soon?

    • Guardian

      I have been wondering about that too. I did read a quote from him on the matter but have heard nothing further.

      • Stacy Slotnick

        Just an FYI that no answer or motion to dismiss has been filed in that case as of yet. We will bring you the latest plus much, much more on that front!

        • Guardian

          Thank you. In one of the few times I would agree with WF, this suit could, if not dismissed, open a new can of worms.

          • Stacy Slotnick

            Absolutely. The attorney/client privilege can be waived if an attorney must use information obtained in confidence to defend himself against an action for legal malpractice.

          • Guardian

            Thank you. My sense is she had better hope it is tossed.

    • Stacy Slotnick

      You will see an exclusive analysis of the legal malpractice suit with Mr. Kridel very soon. I think you will be pleasantly surprised with the access we have gained and the insight into that case here at AATT. Stay tuned!

      • Poo

        Stacy, I and many others are awaiting your analysis.

  • MorningYawn

    Perhaps the only sensible she has done in this mess – surrender in the middle of the night. I really thought she’d have a media circus!

    • Stacy Slotnick

      It was the reasonable thing to do. Most of us believed she would surrender quietly. Remember, if she behaves herself in prison and there are grounds, there is a chance her attorney could request a modification in her sentence. It behooves her to be a Pollyanna and mind her p’s and q’s from start to finish while incarcerated.

      • MorningYawn

        For her sake and that of her children, I hope she does mind her ps and qs. It would be the 2nd sensible thing she has done in this mess! Lol! Stacy thank you so much!

      • Guardian

        Please explain re “modification?”

        • Stacy Slotnick

          Not a problem. Teresa’s attorney James J. Leonard Jr. spoke to Good Morning America in a segment that aired in the 8am ET hour today. He indicated that if circumstances permitted (there were grounds), he would ask for an early release for Teresa.

          • Bad Barbie

            I am baffled when Lawyer’s say things like this. All he can do is ask. They took a plead deal. There is no modifications to plead bargains. The negotiation stage is over. It is what it is.

    • Mommyof4qtpies

      It was for self serving purposes. She had no make-up, no hair extensions, etc. She did not want to be photographed in that condition.

      • MorningYawn

        Agree! For sure! But she was inadvertently altruistic to her kids- no tape being played over and over if her entering jail. No matter the motives, it worked out for the girls!

  • TartLemon

    ‘Checking in’ at 3am, after intake procedures, Teresa will not have the opportunity to go to a cozy room for a nap before the daily schedule begins. Up all day Sunday (night too), no sleep until Monday night’s lights out?

    I don’t care how spa-like some posters have tried to make it seem, it’s still prison. People are released frequently. Somebody will soon spill some beans if for no other reason than to get a hefty payday for a ‘new life’ start.

    • Jennymckitty

      I don’t think Danbury is very spa like. Many of the cell blocks are in need of repairs which I assume are being put off until it is remodeled as a men’s facility. I read an article written by an inmate saying that every time there’s a heavy rain, the bathroom in their cell block flooded.

      • Stacy Slotnick

        That is correct. It is not a day at the spa. I think what some commenters are referencing, however, is the idea that Danbury provides an easier prison atmosphere than other facilities.

        • Guardian

          Cushy, not cushy, for me the bottom line is that you are confined against your will, restricted within the confinement, loss of privacy, loss of control, limited/monitored contact with the outside, and so on. I don’t care if they give backrubs, you are not free.

          • Stacy Slotnick

            Exactly. This was a salient fact I wanted to drive home in my blog today. Personal liberty, which is something most Americans hold dear, is significantly reduced upon confinement. Your life is no longer yours, and you become subject to the whims of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The U.S. Constitution will not protect you wholeheartedly.

          • Guardian

            And, it doesn’t end there as some rights are lost forever. Likewise, after time served, some re-enter with support and the ability/opportunities to get back on track while for others the struggles will be lifelong.

          • Anne Green

            I think that Martha Stewart surrendered with grace and humility and yet she referred to her 5 month incarceration at Alderson Prison as a “living hell”. I believe this is what she was referring to….her loss of freedom!

      • Bad Barbie

        Yeah, Hurricane Sandy tossed the place up.

    • Bad Barbie

      This facility was badly hit by Hurricane Sandy and still is not running as it should.

      • cait

        Now that’s irony at its best !

  • Jennymckitty

    I was a RN for 20 years. I can still remember the first time that I had to call a prison warden to get consent for a meDial procedure. I think that is the first time I realized how few rights prisoners had. They nor their family have any power over their health.

    • Anne Green

      Do you know that even IN the operating room before, during and after surgery, a prison guard is always present. One is also stationed outside the OR door.

      • Jennymckitty

        I was in ICU. In our open heart recovery unit, had a prisoner on Diprivan drip with an open chest on bivad shackled to the bed with two of the laziest guards in the history of earth that I had to work around. Trying to work around the guards when a prisoner was so ill they couldn’t have done anything was the most annoying part.

        • Anne Green

          I have the luxury of telling them “put on this gown, put on this mask, sit on this stool and don’t move until you’re as asked to”….they do like but we all have our job to do and they don’t always make it easy.

    • Stacy Slotnick

      Thank you for this personal anecdote. The way in which prisoners’ health is evaluated is nothing like how non-prisoners receive medical care.

      • Bad Barbie

        The biggest concerns are conditions that can be transmitted. You can go ahead and die from anything else. It is all a business btw.

        • Stacy Slotnick

          Please do elaborate. We always like firsthand experiences and personal stories here at AATT to shed further light on these matters and stories.

          • Melba59

            My son was in a county jail in Florida (yes I know it’s not federal) awaiting trial for something that was dismissed at trial. Because of the crowded conditions he got a staph infection that made his knee swell. He kept putting in request slips to see the nurse, and after about a week she saw him and sent him back (visit paid thru commissary funds). This went on for about a month until he was in agony, the lump was huge, and he could hardly walk. A different nurse was on and said he had to see a doctor. The doctor said it was staph, obviously highly contagious, and cut off a big lump of infection off his knee with NO ANETHESIA OR NUMBING. He said it was the worst pain he ever had in his life and two big guards held him down.

          • Stacy Slotnick

            I am so very sorry to hear about your son’s ordeal. While prison officials are obligated under the Eighth Amendment to provide prisoners with adequate medical care, “adequate” can mean different things to different people, and usually in refers to mediocre as evidenced by your story here. Suffice it to say, there must be proper medical care available.

          • Babson_Chick

            sorry to hear that – hope he’s OK now

          • Bad Barbie

            I am sorry your family had to go through that. (hugs)

          • Bad Barbie

            When you are being processed anything contagious is what matters. The rest can wait.

    • Bad Barbie

      You ain’t never lied.

  • Anne Green

    This is just my humble opinion…for what that’s worth!! I have set aside every article read on the internet and basing my opinion on what I deem to be facts: 1) reading Court documents and 2) Teresa’s actions; filing of a malpractice suit against her former bankruptcy attorney, her plea to the Judge about “getting it” and her interview with Andy Cohen. I do not believe that Teresa thinks she had done wrong. If that is the case, how on earth could she ever tell her children the truth? These children has been duped! I bet they have been told that “Mommy didn’t do what she is accused of but my lawyers are fighting hard to get me out of prison”. What an awful injustice to these children.

    • Guardian

      If she didn’t re the children, the pattern of denial is handed down and continues. One day though they will be older and not as protected and that’s when their questions may begin.

      • Anne Green

        You’re absolutely right! I think that is more the reality in this situation…just my opinion.

    • Babson_Chick

      You’re so correct “do not believe that Teresa thinks she has done wrong” DING DING DING!!! That’s one of the things that drives most of us crazy, she just doesn’t get it.

  • disqus_jpuxh67QSR

    Pictures of Joe taking the girls to school on London Daily Mail uk. Cops are at the house direting traffic. The picture thru the windshield of gias face is sad. Joe looks confused.

    • Guardian

      Just saw it and you could see the second oldest leaning forward from the seat behind them.

  • MorningYawn

    Do we know if Joe or anyone (parents, brother, friend) drove with her to Danbury?

    • Anne Green

      She appears to have been driven by her attorney and another unknown male.

      • MorningYawn

        Hmmmm. I think if it were me I would want someone who actually knew me in the car, for breakfast at the diner and what not.

      • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

        Probably the other guy was Mr. US Magazine, or Mr. Bravo, or even maybe Mr. ROL, ay.

    • itsjustme

      I saw a story earlier that Joe stayed home with the girls and it had a picture of him driving Gia out of the driveway presumably to school.

  • DLister

    Why do I have a persistent feeling that she will pull the ole “Don’t you know who I am?” to fellow inmates?

    • WaWaWaWHAT!

      She’ll pull a Paris Hilton…

      • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

        Not in Federal Prison.

  • Mommyof4qtpies

    Stacy Slotnick you have written yet another amazing article! Thank you so much for the insight!

    • Stacy Slotnick

      You are extremely welcome! I am humbled and happy you found the piece penetrating.

  • Bad Barbie

    Prison is not joke and a joke at the same damn time. The “politics” in there are a circus. All a business and hardly ever rehab those that need it. She’ll live. Life goes on.

    • God knows she needs rehab for all them drugs she’s on. Prison detox will be hard for her.

      • Bad Barbie

        I have nothing against pharmaceutical drugs to treat conditions, especially depression, anxiety and anything that has to do with mental health. Usually people are not rehab for those, on the contrary it is part of their treatment. Not sure what type of drugs you are referring to. I doubt this person enjoys recreational drugs.

  • italiano bambino

    About time justice is served

    • DLister

      I totally feel she should have gotten much more time — like three years.

      • Stacy Slotnick

        The sentencing guidelines allowed for more time but that apparently was not to be — at least yet.

        • Anne Green

          Hahaha!!! “at least yet”….love you Stacy!!!!

          • Stacy Slotnick

            Thanks Anne! Back at you. 🙂 I had to qualify my statement because as you well know there is a lot of litigation still surrounding Teresa.

        • Guardian

          “Yet?”

          • Stacy Slotnick

            See my response to Anne Green below.

        • DLister

          Thank you for that information, Stacy! I truly feel that the 15 months is not enough time for her — she was accused of 41 counts, which means, to me, that there was so much fraud going on.

      • Bad Barbie

        Blame the judge. It was at her discretion at that point.

        • DLister

          A very happy and healthy new year to you, BB! You are so correct about the judge!

          • Bad Barbie

            Same to you DL! Hope Santa was good to you! :p

  • chacha1

    Good Riddance to that trashbag

    • Yes, it’s been long overdue.

    • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

      And ratbag (Australian for imbecile, I believe).

  • Just a jersey girl

    Okay not trying to point out errors but Teresa number one did not get convicted of tax fraud, mortgage, wire and mail fraud. Secondly she is not in a maximum security prison she is at a camp. All of the cast of RHONJ have fishy backgrounds why not a discussion on the Laurita Signature apparel bankruptcy.

    • Just a jersey girl

      Correction tax fraud no, wire mail and mortgage fraud yes.

  • WaWaWaWHAT!

    Honestly…I thought this day would never come…

    • Babson_Chick

      Hard to believe!!

  • Jennymckitty

    Is she allowed to give interviews? Do you think that the guards will look out for her more because she has such a high profile?

    • Stacy Slotnick

      All prisons have different policies on media interviews. If you’ll remember the bizarre Jodi Arias interview from years ago received significant backlash. No one could understand why the prison gave Ms. Arias a platform. I am not sure what we will see at Danbury. What say you?

      • Guardian

        In perspective, T is really nothing more than a “realebrity” who committed/participated in white collar crimes. For the major networks, not sure they would want to air, excuse me, an airhead. However, those who are under the network umbrellas most likely would love to have an interview to show – Bravo of course.

        • Abby

          My guess is she will remain quiet and release a book upon her return home. Teresa will surely do whatever it takes to capitalize on her misfortune. Her lack of income this year will surely hurt that family financially.

          • Babson_Chick

            I also think she’ll try to write some books “I Did Nothing Wrong” and a new cookbook “Cooking Tips When Your Budget Is Limited”

        • Jennymckitty

          I know bigger celebrities have been incarcerated, but Teresa has so many people following her & this story. Not just fans but all of us. I imagine that many will want an interview. After her release, many will read about her views on her prison stay. Even if none of us buy any book by her, it will be recapped in a lot of blogs. I am curious if the officials will be more protective of her.

          • Guardian

            All very true. While I don’t think it will be worthy for some, for others it will be a boon. I confess, I have never been interested in something like this before and am guilty of being a part of the masses that keeps her relevant.

          • Stacy Slotnick

            Do not feel as though you have betrayed some higher moral standard by being enraptured with this case. Major news outlets continue to cover the legal sagas surrounding Teresa Giudice. This is news. Pop culture is and will continue to be relevant because it is a part of entertainment and certainly provides truckloads of cautionary tales.

          • Guardian

            For me the “news” is her denial/delusion – I’ve never seen anything quite like it. White collar criminals are a dime and dozen but she puts a lot of them to shame.

          • Bad Barbie

            At least this is REAL REALITY. Not made for TV bs. I dig it.

          • Bad Barbie

            Doesn’t following it makes anyone a “fan”? like her or not?! just saying…

          • Jennymckitty

            I don’t know. It seems anti-fans are following this as closely as super fans. We all contribute to her popularity or notoriety.

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            “Notoriety” is the working word there!

          • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

            More like infamy. Jenny I think it has more do with every working man & woman wanting to see some sort of justice. We want to feel there is some type of evenhandedeness when no matter who you are, if you continue to cross those lines eventually justice will come round & level the playing filed on some aspect. It’s why we all love to see movies where the ‘good’ guy wins! Finally justice is served & all is right with the world. At least as far as the movies go, lol!

        • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

          Right now…she’s just another prisoner.

          • Bad Barbie

            A prisoner with “breaking news”. Unreal.

      • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

        In my opinion, if Teresa wants an interview with ANYBODY, that speaks volumes about her as a person. To me that says that she clearly isn’t recognizing that her actions fully created all of this legal convicted felon and incarceration business!
        I don’t recall if M. Stewart (MS) had any interviews. But I would think that MS just wanted to get the stuff done and then get on with her life afterward because it was best for her future image and ability to make a living/money once she re-entered her “free” life.

        • Stacy Slotnick

          Exactly. The quote I included from poet and playwright Oscar Wilde says as much about transparency and taking responsibility for one’s actions in prison. The roadmap Martha Stewart created and followed was pitch perfect. She accepted her fate and did not blame or lambast others. Thereafter, the world wasn’t altogether interested in her prison stint but rather how she would rebrand herself, which she did effectively.

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            As always…What a Great Statement and spot on Observation!

          • Stacy Slotnick

            Thank you! Kudos to YOU for your enticing and great commentary today on AATT. When branding/PR and legal issues overlap, it is my pleasure to relay to you all the best of what I’ve learned working in the trenches in the PR and legal fields.

  • Dani-K

    What I am curious about is they say Tre and Joe have not told the two younger girls the truth. Mommy is away making a movie, so the story goes. How will they explain visiting her at Danbury? Surely these kids will know the difference. Won’t that ask questions like…Mommy where are the cameras? Mommy where is your microphone? Mommy fire your make up artist?

    • Stacy Slotnick

      When parents are arrested or put in jail or prison, their children are often scared, confused, and upset. There isn’t a playbook on how to counsel children whose parents have gone to prison but these children probably have a wider and deeper support system and safety net than most children whose parents have been incarcerated. Children are smart, and some measure of honesty should be provided to them.

      • Bad Barbie

        You know, everyone judges till it is their turn. We don’t know what we will do, we can just assume that we will do the right thing. We don’t know what we don’t know…

        • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

          I would bet that most of us WOULDN’T put ourselves in their position, IN THE FIRST PLACE. Then incarceration wouldn’t be part of the equation.
          I think that the simple fact that this couple of convicted felons did what they did because they thought they could and would get away with it, is paramount here. Plus, there’s the simple fact that they probably thought they were entitled to do it since they got away with it for, what, over 10 years!

          • Bad Barbie

            Do it willingly (Like this couple)- most likely not.
            Part of life- definitely can be. We are children of destiny and anything can happen intentionally or unintentionally. There are many many “innocent” people serving time.

            I have a friend who had a lucrative career he went out to a party, gave his friend a ride home because she was feeling sick. She fell asleep in the car, got sick and by the time paramedics got to them she was dead. She had taken ecstasy and OD. Guess who is serving time for manslaughter? My friend. Someone who never even drank alcohol.
            Life is unpredictable and the law is not always fair, btw.
            Count your blessings.

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            Thanks.

          • Babson_Chick

            Wow!! now that’s sad

          • Bad Barbie

            This guy lived his whole life doing the “right thing”. Life is unpredictable this is why we shouldn’t walk around earth thinking we are exempt or holy. Yeah, sad thing. I believe he had appeals but regardless, those take time.

    • Bad Barbie

      To be honest, that is their business what they tell their kids. I have experienced this with people close to me. Kids that were to small to understand were told a ‘milder’ story than the older kids. That was not for me to judge. Now, it is a different story lying to kids about the death of a parent. Seen that one too and that is lame. There is no coming back from death.

      • Dani-K

        I will concede that this is none of my business, however the parents in this case are public figures. The fact that Teresa is going to jail is making national headlines. Other kids will know this and potentially tell them. It’s better to hear the truth from the parents.

        • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

          Dani-K, clearly you understand the ramifications of this situation that TG and JG created for their children to have to endure!
          Very good points! :)’ssss

        • Bad Barbie

          Yes I agree. Whatever you and I have to say, makes no difference to them. To them is still a “personal” matter even though they signed their life away to the public. That’s that.

  • WaWaWaWHAT!

    What concerns me is Gia’s tweet about not sleeping and a gum emoji…it has since been deleted…

    • cait

      That gun symbol was just a “Pity Party !”

    • That gun emoji was very disturbing. I would not be surprised if she starts taking anti-anxiety drugs at her young age.

      • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

        I’m thinking that Gia’s choice to put that little gun there was just a “teenagers” attempt to impress her friends.
        She’s a TEENAGER folks. Does anybody really think that she is thinking beyond the aspect of self involvement and independence that most teenagers are stuck in at that age?
        No offense meant Doc. :-)’s

        • Bad Barbie

          She is on the growing up express way right now.

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            I see your point…but in terms of her brain power right now, she is smack in the thick of it mentally because a teenager into young adult is generally being “ruled” by their primitive/limbic sections of the brain.

            Making upper echelon decisions which are more characteristic of a “normal” adult brain is simply not in her ballpark ability range right now.

          • Bad Barbie

            I must have been abnormal. I was supporting my mom and brother at the age of 15. I don’t recall ever having the luxury of just being a hormonal teen transitioning into young adult. Must be nice to be rich and spoiled like Gia.

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            Or, according to “Young Frankenstein”, A B Normal.

        • Babson_Chick

          Agree!!

  • Thank you Stacy for an informative blog.

    It’s about time the pig was put in the pen! The butches in Danbury will handle this bitch!

    • Stacy Slotnick

      You are very welcome. I am glad you enjoyed the blog and found it different from the rest of the bunch out there! Have a super Monday.

  • Abby

    Stacy, any thing new with respect to Teresa’s malpractice lawsuit against Mr. Kridel? Just curious. Her current attorney, Mr. Leonard, was quoted as saying she will be out of jail in advance of Christmas next year. Is that a possibility?

    • Stacy Slotnick

      Great catch! I too saw Mr. Leonard’s statement on GMA this morning that Teresa could be out ahead of her 15-month sentence. Although a defendant may be sentenced to imprisonment for a certain number of years, she might only serve part of it. Conditional release before the planned sentence end is possible. In federal court, you’re eligible after serving one third of the time.

      • MorningYawn

        One third… Wow! She could be back in tone to head down the shore for the season. Doesn’t seem right.

        • Stacy Slotnick

          These sentencing guidelines and early release programs (parole) are a tough pill for many to swallow. But it would be unethical for a judge — it for no other reason — than to hand down a tougher sentence because the judge knows the possibility of parole will reduce time spent behind bars.

      • Bad Barbie

        80%+ a third to this lawyer? LOL

        • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

          What does what you said mean? I know that it makes sense to you, but it’s really pretty vague.

          • Bad Barbie

            Federal inmate serve mandatory 85-87% of their sentence. For good time to kick in, you must serve a full calendar year. She also took a plead deal that may have come with a mandatory “supervised release” term. I am not sure what her paper work is.

            Didn’t she fired the last lawyer because he didn’t get her to serve her whole sentence at a half way house? Unreal that she even tried to request that. Half-way house is a pre-release benefit and not an alternative to prison.

            Now if she is confusing “early release” with finishing her sentence at an alternate program or facility… the whole semantics game comes to mind.

            Her lawyers graduated from Mickey Mouse School of Law, I see. They say anything to this idiot and she’s so dumb to know the difference.

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            You crack me up… Mickey Mouse School of Law! I wonder if she “shopped” for her lawyer by talking to Phaedra or checking the rag throw away adds that get tossed up on your driveway.

      • itsjustme

        Oh that just BITES! After having read so many times that when you are sentenced on federal charges you serve the full amount, to now reading that she could actually be out in 5 MONTHS?!?!?! I just can’t, because if that is the case I really can see her getting back on RHONJ this next season..UGGGGG!!!!!

        • Jennymckitty

          I think that will depend on the conditions of her release. When Martha first got out, she was on house arrest & couldn’t film.

        • Bad Barbie

          The only way that can happen is if she serves the rest of her sentence at a half-way house or at a program which is still not “early release”. Try explaining that to her though. LOL

        • Stacy Slotnick

          Keep in mind, itsjustme, that this is theoretical. I did find it interesting that her attorney mentioned early release on GMA this morning. I am sure she directed him to fight hard for early release.

          • Babson_Chick

            Yes, fight hard or you’re fired.

  • Lucy94

    Does anyone know, now that Tre is a convicted felon, will she never again be allowed to vote? Is that right gone forever?

    • Bad Barbie

      Yes in the state of NJ, she can. After she has completed her sentence, parole, etc.

    • Stacy Slotnick

      Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. last year called on states to repeal laws that prohibit felons from voting after their release from prison. He indicated that it is time to fundamentally reconsider laws that permanently disenfranchise people who are no longer under federal or state supervision.

      • Bad Barbie

        But only like 2 states still do it. The rest even let you vote while you are on probation or parole.

    • Shelly Jones

      I know someone personally that was a convicted felon and they are allowed to vote. There was a period where he was not though. Also I know someone who had a gun charge and he was allowed to vote. So It varies based on the state I believe. I don’t have extensive knowledge about the laws (nor will I take the time to research them). I’m just going by convicted felons I’ve had this conversation with. We did lots of voter registration drives and things like that at this one shelter where I worked.

  • TartLemon

    Why does she need the attorney to turn herself in?

    • Guardian

      Um – Joe was sleeping?

    • Stacy Slotnick

      Usually a defense attorney will accompany his or her client upon surrender and release from prison to ensure that all paperwork is in order. It is pretty standard operating procedure.

      • TartLemon

        Somebody else for her to sue because she “didn’t understand”?

        Stacy, are the entry forms lengthy?

        • Stacy Slotnick

          They are actually pretty straightforward but should ideally be reviewed by an attorney.

  • Babson_Chick

    Dang!! Missed 2 important events early this am, at 3:00 Teresa entering her new home and 6:40 the space station passed by over head.

  • twifan2

    Why did Tre leave her house so early in the morning for a 1 & 1/2 hr drive to Danbury? To turn herself in early-not her style, imo.
    Alderson I could see leaving at that time. That’s like a 9-10 hr drive.

    • Stacy Slotnick

      My suspicion is that she wanted as little media attention in Danbury as possible. For once, she listened to cooler heads and went quietly to prison.

    • Babson_Chick

      my thought was they wanted to avoid the press OR her biggest fans – Morning twi!!

    • Bad Barbie

      Most likely was told the time to report.

    • Yolie

      There was still a ton of press at her house so she didn’t avoid much.

  • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

    Thanks for the blog Stacy! A great read as always 🙂

    I somehow think jail will be like water off a ducks back to Teresa. She seems so emotionally devoid and soulless that I just can’t see it impacting on her in any meaningful way. I think she will come out of there still believing she did nothing wrong. The only thing that will change her is being forced to live within very restricted financial budget and selling that mausoleum. I wonder how Joe will manage to discharge the outstanding restitution now the cash cow is behind bars.

    • Stacy Slotnick

      Thanks for the great comments!

  • Bad Barbie

    I wonder how will it play out when she is out on “supervised release”?! She can’t be around Joe for long, since he too will be property of the state.

    • Stacy Slotnick

      Most federal sentences include some term of either probation or supervised release. The system of supervised release is intended to help with the rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders into the community.

      • Bad Barbie

        I am very aware of this. ALL inmates come out with post- release terms. State & Fed. Even when they max out their bids.

  • Guardian

    Stacy – after both have served their sentences, I thought contact from felon to felon was not allowed or restricted. Would you cover this please? Thank you.

  • Shelly Jones

    Personally, I hope she gets it together. She deserves this wakeup call. She has to get it after this. Honestly, I hope she gets better after this. I wish her well if she and her husband really learns her lesson. I will say prayers for these girls. In my book she is a human and we all make mistakes and deserve a second chance.

    • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

      TBH I think the indictments should have been a wake up call, hell in fact the bankruptcy investigation should have been. Sadly she still doesn’t see it. I don’t think she ever will. She has a real problem owning her misdeeds, even when it comes to her family.

      • Shelly Jones

        You are 1000% correct!. I’m not making excuses for her but I honestly think Joe was the master mind and kept her in the dark. I don’t think she has the capacity to understand how deep the fraud went and how high the stakes were.

        • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

          ITA – I think Joe probably got the idea off some of his “work associates” because let’s face it, neither he nor Teresa are blessed with brain cells, but they were both happy to live that way – she was happy to spend and didn’t really care that it was illegally obtained money.

          • Shelly Jones

            Spot freaking on!

      • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

        She sure does!

  • TartLemon

    What’s Joe going to do for food and utilities now? Teresa has said a few times she’s the bread winner of the Family. I know Joe says he’s got rental property, but once in the system, always in the system. Every ¢ he spends or ‘earns’ will be scrutinized by forensic accounting done in cyberspace.

    Who would want to do business with him now?

    • Yolie

      Good question, TartLemon. How will the family survive now that Teresa is serving her sentence?

    • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

      This is exactly what I’d love to know. How is Joe going to pay off the balance of the indictment and then pay the bills and deal with the 13M debt?

    • cait

      Dumpster-diving works for a lot of people down on their luck ! Don’t get grubby, Joe, just chuck Demonia into the heap !

      • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

        I’m sorry…that’s just so damn funny, Cait!

      • Babson_Chick

        Funny but true for “real” people. My daughter married very young and they lived in Germany where he was stationed and she would ck. out the dumpsters as people were always moving in and out – am so proud of her!! They’re still married and have their first house with a real bed now.

        • Trippinhhard

          Nothing wrong with that, I furnished my first apt. With garage sales and stuff found driving around Sherwood Forest Blvd.. Where the rich luved and threw out the old stuff, didn’t matter if it was new, they threw it away.. I had my little pinto loaded down.. LMAO

          • Babson_Chick

            LOL!! Yes and I think that’s one of our fave memories – our first apt. Mine was partly furnished and was $80 per mo on Davis Isl. in Tampa (which is a nice place to live) and I didn’t have a car. As the oldest of 5 kids I got the heck out and moved to Tampa. Of course this was eons ago!!

          • Trippinhhard

            The good old days…

          • Babson_Chick

            For sure and we were happy. Now kids expect so much and usually get it.

          • Trippinhhard

            IKR that’s our fault that we give it to them, my mother didn’t do it for any of us. But the kids today think, your money is their money.. Not in my house, I will do for my grandkids that’s it….

        • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

          Love that “camp”.
          Noh.. Body Expects the Spanish Inquisition!

    • Bad Barbie

      I have no doubt these twigs have money stashed.

      • Babson_Chick

        I always thought they took some to Italy to put under the matresses there.

      • itsjustme

        I’ve been saying this for a long time. I still feel somehow they funneled a lot of money back to Italy, and it now making its way back to them. I don’t know how, but somehow…lol

        • Bad Barbie

          It is possible but you bet someone else must have done the wiring. Unless they strapped stacks on their body when they traveled there.

          • itsjustme

            I have no doubt someone else did the wiring. They’re too slick to have their name attached to that also.

        • Stacy Slotnick

          That is a very valid working theory of a case that still continues to unravel.

      • MorningYawn

        Fo Sho

    • Stacy Slotnick

      Restitution has no statute of limitations. This means that there is no time limit for collection. They will be paying back the money they owe for decades. It is time to start getting serious about finding legal ways to earn a living.

      • cait

        Sickening, isn’t it that there is a statute of limitations on serious, heinous crime eg Rape etc, but if you mess with the Feds, Banks etc they will follow you forever ! Over here a rapist will answer for his crime, no matter how much time has elapsed !

        • Stacy Slotnick

          That is an excellent and sadly disheartening aspect, cait, regarding our justice system. There are statute of limitations against violent crimes against the person but no SOL for restitution, or money payback. It shows the value placed on economics over the person.

          • cait

            With all the forensic know-how today, over here, they recently jailed a pervert for a 27 yr old rape ! It can take years for all the ducks to fall in a row !

          • Stacy Slotnick

            I agree wholeheartedly with you. In the age of DNA, why are there still statutes of limitations in sexual assault cases? Advances in DNA testing mean that cases once beyond the reach of prosecutors can now be tried. It is illogical and amoral to attach a SOL to rape cases. Does anyone seriously think the passage of time should shield a rapist from answering for his/her crime. Why should perpetrators have such a legal escape hatch?

  • Trippinhhard

    Excellent blog Stacy the fox — I happy she turned herself in without incident.. Now she just have to adjust to life with nothing but rules and USED stuff. Ewww
    I also think Joe will end of telling the kids the TRUTH, mommy and daddy did some bad things and were caught.. What is she going to tell the girls about Joe’s 3 1/2 yrs sentence…
    Js

    • Babson_Chick

      I think fairy tales are not working in that felon household

      • Trippinhhard

        Joe won’t be under Teresa’s influence, he will be drunk talking to the kids.. That’s one house that’s not very truthful to themselves, so the kids are no different..

        • Babson_Chick

          Yes and I see him trippin and having a good time.

          • Trippinhhard

            Babson how’s the weather in FL?

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            In Cape Coral, FL, weather. com says it’s 73 and cloudy.

          • Trippinhhard

            Thanks

        • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

          ON POINT!

          • Trippinhhard

            IKR drunks don’t know what they are saying, they normally tell the truth, when drinking or real feeling comes out..

    • Stacy Slotnick

      Thank you, Trippinhhard. It is indeed a big positive that she went quietly into prison early this morning. There was no need for pomp and circumstance. The gravity of the situation did not call for a big display of showmanship.

      There has been much talk on social media about how much incarcerated parents should tell their children about why they are serving time behind bars. What do you think is appropriate?

      • Trippinhhard

        I think children should know the truth, I grew up in a large family, we never hid anything, we discuss everything, my mother was very open minded, but very strick.. She didn’t want us growing up thinking there was a money tree in the back yard.. They earned everything they received, they taught us the same concept, work hard and save money for what you want..

        • Stacy Slotnick

          It seems to me like you have a strong foundation and excellent value system. Thanks for sharing your story and ideas today!

  • Shelly Jones

    I think I’m a little soft on criminals. I was pissed when Martha Stuart went to jail for insider trading. Pissed I tell you. She was one of my biggest inspirations as a woman entrepreneur. I respect women who’ve built empires. Yes she has a reputation for being a strewed business woman and a horrible person. I’m not here to judge her on that just draw inspiration from her success. My obsession with Martha was during a simpler time pre reality stars when, you know now, everyone has a line of something coming out sheesh. Well, I’m done rambling for now….but did anyone else feel the way I felt about Martha???

    • Poo

      I agree…the boys had a hay day with that one. They never liked her when she was an aggressive broker…paybacks are hell !!!!

    • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

      I didn’t feel that way toward Martha S. but what you said makes all sorts of sense. I can see that MS was very influential to lots of people, let alone female adults.
      Unfortunately, I think that she had a hard lesson to learn…that the Fed’s don’t give a rats about your celebrity status. AND if they want to use you as an example for others…well, Bingo YOU’RE IT! And I think that maybe that was what they wanted to do with MS, hence the short sentence.

      • Shelly Jones

        I definitely believe they had to make an example out of someone. She was it.

        • Anne Green

          I don’t think it was so much as making an example out of her. I think it was more about her advertising her indiscretions on National TV to the American public and the Federal Government.

          • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

            I agree Anne. Especially when Tre flaunted the $120,000 in cash that first season.That & their attempt to rescind their bankruptcy filing raised some serious red flags for alot of people.

          • Anne Green

            Teresa was the result of her own demise.

          • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

            Ita. She has no one else to blame. Not a one.
            Teresa had the intellect to understand her Bravo contracts, her paid appearances contracts, her Felonlini wine swill contract, her hair care line contracts, her book deals & on & on. She made dang sure she got what she wanted & was paid a pretty penny but yet she didn’t understand the lawyers contracts, or the plead deal agreement or the simple fact that no matter what. because of her actions, she could have gone to jail for many, many years to come?
            http://media1.giphy.com/media/11DZKZ8yAYhtm0/200.gif

            That’s BS!
            SMH!
            Oh puh-leeze! What a crock!

            http://media0.giphy.com/media/WZINt5VRn92E/200.gif
            http://media3.giphy.com/media/qU4KL7Y5s82re/200.gif

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            BAMM…Tiger’s BACK!

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            Almost Single Handidly! It’s anybody’s guess who the “mastermind” (said with tongue in cheek) of these shenanigans is/was.

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            That ^^^^ too! (On the Teresa G, stuff…not MS.)

    • Bad Barbie

      LOL I understand you. I don’t think anyone else has a staple household name like Martha. Some have tried but the lady even has glitter for pete’s sake! Also, take is as an example, America loves comeback stories.

      Martha didn’t go to jail for insider trading. She went to jail for lying to the feds about it so she got lucky.

    • Stacy Slotnick

      I think many people cheered for Martha Stewart when she rebuilt her brand because for some, all she did wrong was act on a tip that one could argue she did not know was illegal. Additionally, she did not kick and scream about heading to prison nor did she sue her attorneys. Hers is a redemption tale in many ways. She has not been in trouble since, and she put her ordeal behind her. It is no longer a talking point when she makes media appearances. She remains an inspiration to many businesswomen to this day. You are not alone in your assessment of Ms. Stewart, Shelly Jones.

      • Abby

        I speak for myself when I say I routed for Martha Stewart’s triumph return because she build an empire from the ground up. She was a wealthy millionaire when she went to prison on a mistake which hurt her financially in the end. When she was released, I was happy to watch her rebuild and succeed because she had made it. Teresa, however, built her life of wealth on fraud and never admitted to her crimes. There is just no respect for anything they have done. She will certainly have time to reflect on those poor choices now.

        • Stacy Slotnick

          Greetings Abby. Thank you for your excellent post and analysis of the differences between Martha Stewart and Teresa Giudice. Many people agree with your statement and have found that committing crimes while on TV shows a total disrespect for the law and is a sign of significant arrogance.

  • WestCoastFeed

    Thanks, Stacy for another informative blog. Now we wait to see how she deals with her new life. Will we see the positive Tree who puts a happy, brave face on against adversity? Or will she be miserable and complaining for her entire sentence? Will she ever admit guilt, apologize and make an effort to “make it right?”

    • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

      I sure hope that she has enough “reality” hitting her in the face to assist her in finally recognizing that what they did was highly illegal.
      But who knows…at this point, it’s anybody’s guess.

    • Stacy Slotnick

      You are very welcome, WestCoastFeed. Thank you for your thoughtful remarks as you have articulated what many people are pondering this Monday, January 5: Will Teresa Giudice be a changed woman for the better after serving time behind bars?

  • DSS

    THIS JUST IN Joe Giudice was caught in a prostitution wHore sting at approximately 3:30 a.m. This morning

    • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

      Pardon me, please, for Laughing Out Loud!

    • Babson_Chick

      was he driving too??

      • cait

        Had to have some way of transporting $13m around !

  • Babson_Chick

    This is the day we’ve been waiting for and didn’t think it would ever really happen. Hopefully she’ll learn some lessons – cause she has to. Doesn’t anyone in that fambly have commonsense??

    • itsjustme

      I think its one of those rare anomalies where neither the Guidice side and Gorga side have “common sense” in their DNA.

      • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

        Clear Observation!

      • DSS

        I will pay off teresa’s debt if she can spell DNA

        • Guardian

          She could use that dictionary KW gave her.

          • cait

            “AND” ! ! Your point is !

          • Guardian

            Hell, I don’t know. I got up early this morning and headed here after my coffee – should have had more.

          • Bad Barbie

            LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

          • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

            Ha-ha! Well it’s almost 1 pm here G. Have a little Irish coffee & spice up your day! (>‿◠)✌

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            Well, Kathy Wakile, I think got the blame for it…
            But, if it had been me that gifted her with that “book”, I would stand up proudly and admit that ROSIE actually put it in the stack!

        • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

          HHHHH, HAH HAH HAH HAH HAH!

      • Babson_Chick

        Yep and they raised a princess who tried to raise her girls as princesses!!

    • Bad Barbie

      I think we are too light on the Gorga seniors. They raised these 2 idiots. Says a lot about them. Just because they are now old and parents doesn’t mean they are not to blame.

      • DSS

        Wurdddddddddd

      • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

        And the Giudice parents too. Philomena is not a pleasant woman.

        • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

          Funny, I read that as “peasant” woman, initially.
          Ooops.

      • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

        I see your point…BUT…when a child becomes an adult like between and around 27 to 30 or so (on up), then the “child” is now totally responsible for how they deal with their own LIFE DECISIONS.
        Call me Ms. Obvious on that one.

      • Rochelle Barozzi

        Exactly, I have been saying that all along. They created these messes.

      • fengshoe1

        Barbie!
        Nice to see you here!
        I did, just, see your posts, to me about BH. Figured I would wait…with this going on, ya know?!
        Happy New Year, Barbie!

        • Bad Barbie

          Happy new year to you too Feng! Wishing you all things healthy for 2015.

          • fengshoe1

            Aw, means a great deal to me. Many thanks, Barbie!
            “Health is the greatest wealth”~Ralph Waldo Emerson
            Happy, Healthy, New Year

  • Lucy94

    Any speculation on where Joe will serve his time?

    • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

      With 4 BEEE yoooo TEA Full dorters for about a year.

  • cait

    Did you hear about the dyslexic, agnostic insomniac ? He used to wake up in the night and wonder if there was a DOG !

    • Rochelle Barozzi

      LOL!!! And before anyone says anything, I am dyslexic and I love these jokes! Thank dog for spell check!!!

      • fengshoe1

        Hot chit!
        Missed you yesterday on FB.

        • Rochelle Barozzi

          Sorry I was busy taking down decorations, putting things to normal, as it were LOL In the middle of a re model. Then baking last night our Nieces and nephew are coming over today! Weeee!

          • fengshoe1

            No worries. I just took a day of fun and catching up with friends there.
            Good to see you, sister! <3

    • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

      And her Karma ran down his Dogma!

  • DSS

    Has anyone seen her twitter page changes? THE WORDS?
    Ok I am gonna go walk my pup before I get kicked off here for saying……….

    • fengshoe1

      What are they, DSS? Going to look.

    • fengshoe1

      “Happiness jeeps you sweet.
      Trials keep you strong……”
      Those words? Haha, Are we supposed to now believe she gets it?! LMBO!

      • Rochelle Barozzi

        Those are some sick ass people.

      • fengshoe1

        haha, just noticed my spelling error—jeeps you sweet. There’s a message in that, somewhere. It stays. lol

      • DSS

        Yea I just cant believe the nerve…. seriously?

        • fengshoe1

          I had to go look.
          Unbelievable.
          She has nerve.

          • DSS

            Just ballZEee

      • MorningYawn

        Bizarre!

        • fengshoe1

          Haha..Tre or my misspell?!
          At first it reminded of the “projection board” Dina had Tre make. lolol
          Hey, MY, Happy New Year!

          • MorningYawn

            Hey Feng! Happy New Year! Not the typo! Lol! Just bizarre that she posts that ish! It is as phony as her lashes and as insincere as “Love,love, love!” 😉

  • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

    Great article Stacy. Thanks. & thanks AAtT!

    Well Tre, you truly have jumped the shark at last.
    Whole new “reality” today huh?
    Oh & here’s you “reality” check.
    You are in prison because of the choices you made in life, no one else.
    YOU! & you alone.

    Teresa I hope you will see this as an opportunity to change your life around for the better. If for no other reason then the simple fact you are the mother of four girls. My heart hurts for your children. It is beyond my comprehension the damage you have done to them & how this will affect them for years to come & for what? Money? Fame? What?
    The sad truth is, the choices you have made have harmed your children in ways that remain to be seen.
    So stop feeling sorry for yourself because you don’t have your children. Feel sorry for your children because they don’t have their mother because she chose to spend the last 10 years scamming, stealing, cheating & defrauding at least 54 various people, businesses & vendors. You did that Teresa. You. It’s a plain & simple fact. It’s all there. Written in black & white & on color TV to boot!
    I understand women going to some desperate lengths in order to provide for their children when they have no options left. Desperate because they have no other choice to survive.
    But you weren’t desperate Tre, far from it. In two simple words. You were greedy & selfish.

    You have a chance to change that. Don’t be a fool & squander it. Learn from this experience & realize that you truly did hurt people. Innocent people that didn’t deserve what you did to them, For once in your life be accountable & admit what you did was wrong & show some true remorse.
    YOU! & you alone have the power to change yourself & now you get the chance to finally make an honest attempt at actually “making things right”! Best & only option you have now as i see it.
    Time to GTFU!
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    In about 12/13 months or so…

    • fengshoe1

      *Applauding*
      Well said, friend, well said!
      Wishing you/yours a happy, healthy, prosperous New Year!

      • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

        Hee-hee! Thanks. Dropped my mic & off my soap box for the now, lol!
        Happy new year! Thanks Feng wishing the same to you & yours.
        Hope your 2015 turns out to be more “f*ck yeah!” (っ^▿^)۶

        • fengshoe1

          “Alive and Kicking” was my anthem yesterday on FB!
          Many thanks, partner in all that is good! 😉

  • fengshoe1

    Well done, Stacy!!
    Our local nws, WCVB, Boston, had a blurb at 12p.m. They showed file video of Tre wearing the purple curly lamb coat so many of us plan on sharing, once we “raid” her stash. 😉

    • Stacy Slotnick

      That is fascinating, fengshoe1, in part because the purple coat became iconic and closely associated with her lavish, over-the-top lifestyle. Good job on coverage, WCVB-Boston!

      • fengshoe1

        Greetings, Stacy!
        You’re so kind. Many thanks. Had wished to be here bright and early, but, alas, life had other plans. 🙂
        Yes, there are a few of us whom covet those furs. It has become associated with her continued, over- the-top lifestyle! Tell ya what, ;), when TigerLilly and I finish our raid,you can choose one for yourself.
        Many thanks for your professional take!
        Bright blessings!

        • Rochelle Barozzi

          Save the shoes and jewelry for me!!!!!

          • fengshoe1

            We’re about the same height-tre/I hoping her shoes/boots are size 9 and I had requested the Hermes bracelet, but hey, have at it! 🙂

        • Stacy Slotnick

          Thank you, fengshoe1. I am glad you had a chance to log on today and join the discussion while providing scintillating tidbits about the surrender. Thank you as well for your kind words and I am happy you found my prose above informative. Wishing you and yours much happiness in 2015!

          • fengshoe1

            Stacey, I may be a wee bit biased, but I believe you’re brilliant!
            Many thanks!
            2015 will be a wonderful year for all of us, well, except….you know. 😉

          • Stacy Slotnick

            Your generous comments are hugely appreciated. It makes what I do all the more meaningful. Thank you!

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            Me Three.
            And we are more the fortunate for this site obtaining such a legal wizard for us to bounce our concerns with at times such as this.

    • cait

      Chats has Pussloined that coat and that’s why he never woke any of us up this morning to pass on the latest news ! He misplaced our trust in his PI skills !

      • fengshoe1

        LMBO!
        I love Chats, but…..

        • fengshoe1

          We’ll bring him some chicken feathers.

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            PrrrrrrMeh

      • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

        Meh!

  • Rochelle Barozzi

    Thank you Stacy, great information! I think you answered pretty much all of my questions! Well, that was pretty uneventful wasn’t it? Clink Clink

    • Stacy Slotnick

      Thank you, Rochelle. I am delighted the legally-based information I presented in the blog above you found revealing and explanatory. Some websites are reporting on prison food, what jobs Teresa can do while incarcerated, and what products she can purchase at the prison commissary. It was my mission to provide original content with an emphasis on personal freedom because that is, after all, the overarching aspect that defines prison life. Happy Monday!

      • Babson_Chick

        We’d rather have the truth – thanks Stacy.

  • WestCoastFeed

    Will the girls all be visiting her this coming weekend? If so, what are they going to tell Milania and Audriana about why their mommy is in prison, now?

    • Rochelle Barozzi

      I read an article….I don’t remember where Mr Housewife?? Anyway he said that they told Milania already. That T told her she was going to prison., that is a place to learn new things and make yourself better. Now if that is true or not, who knows. I would think that they wouldn’t see her this weekend, she is going to need to get used to the place before they come.

      • WestCoastFeed

        Good to hear that. Now, if Teresa can just grasp the meaning of rehabilitation herself. Or am I asking too much?

        • Rochelle Barozzi

          In all honesty?? I think so.

        • Stacy Slotnick

          In prison law books and writing materials are freely available. Do you think she will take the opportunity to preventively find new defenses for crimes yet to be revealed?

          • fengshoe1

            Right?! There ya go. She’ll cozy up to the most informed inmate and
            pitch her delusional ploys.

          • WestCoastFeed

            Not a chance. It might lead her to face herself and have a genuine, “Now what have I done?” moment. I think it will be a very long time before she is able to self-reflect or even dare to reflect.

          • itsjustme

            The real issue with that is the fact that I honestly don’t think her reading skills are at a high enough level to be able to comprehend what those books say.

          • Stacy Slotnick

            I understand your concerns. I emphasize the point, however, because many people do not know prisoners must have reasonable access to a law library or to persons trained in the law. Establishing a right of access to law materials, however, requires an individualized demonstration of an inmate having been hindered in efforts to pursue a legal claim.

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            Excellent Observation and Well Said!

          • Susan Thorne Zavagli

            oh lord can you picture her reading law books…..I read it a thousand times and still don’t understand what I read….but…..I’m trying… right

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            Then she says, “I love love love to read!”

          • cait

            Sue the feckin’ author of the book !

          • Lucy94

            Teresa? Teresa Giudice? No. For someone who CLAIMS to not have understood by taking a plea that she could do jail time, I doubt she could preemptively try and find a way to defend any future charges (perjury). I also don’t believe to this day that she thinks she committed any crimes to begin with. And if she did take advantage of the materials available to her, it would be to try and figure out a way to sue all the people she believes wronged her and thus are responsible for her current situation.

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            ITA

          • Stacy Slotnick

            People do get lawsuit-happy but fortunately, there are materials there for indigent defendants and those who might use these legal materials because they have very few resources otherwise.

          • Abby

            I doubt she will read the prison manual and understand the rules. It is most likely much too complicated for her to comprehend.

        • Susan Thorne Zavagli

          she can use her dictionary

    • Stacy Slotnick

      It has been widely reported that her first phone calls to the girls could be made as early as tomorrow and their first visit with Teresa may occur this weekend.

      • WestCoastFeed

        The girls have to be worried about her. The sooner they can see her and see that she is really safe, the easier their minds will be.

        • TartLemon

          I agree. At first, they will be excited to make the trip. Anxious to make sure she is okay and see the unknown. Many months of making that trip and it will become tedious. The new attorney says she will be out before next Christmas. Still a long time in a child’s life.

      • Lucy94

        Stacy, I have been wanting to ask this, but don’t want to come across as morbid. If something were to happen to either of Teresa’s parents while she is locked up, would they let her attend the funeral? I know her dad’s health is not good.

        • Stacy Slotnick

          Any decision regarding inmates attending funerals typically depends as much on the inmate’s standing in the judicial system as it does on the relationship the inmate has to the deceased. Each federal facility has the final say in whether the inmate will be allowed to pay final respects in person.

          The majority of furloughs to funerals require guard escorts. In some federal camps, passes are sometimes given that do not require escorts, but for the most part they do (which the inmate is expected to pay the cost for).

          Setting up a furlough for an inmate to go to a funeral is complicated therefore reserved for close family connections. Losing a parent, sibling, child or spouse are the relationships considered for furlough.

          One of the other major considerations is if the inmate is considered a flight risk of any kind, he or she will not be allowed to attend the funeral, regardless of how much money is available for guard pay or how close a relationship the deceased had with the inmate.

      • cait

        Will Gia go on the visit, me wonders ?

        • Stacy Slotnick

          I think she very well could. It seems by all accounts that Teresa and Joe clue her in to all their comings and goings. Plus, Gia has this “budding” music career, thus Teresa may want to keep tabs on Gia and talk to her as much as possible.

    • fengshoe1

      Something like…Mommy is visiting here, for the next 15 months, as the prison has requested a make-over—Italian marble is known not to grow mold as quickly as those pesky tiles in the shower stall-so Tre is consulting, along with Dina, on re-designing the prison. 😉

      • Rochelle Barozzi

        LOLOL!

        • fengshoe1

          Danbury just received a windfall, anonymous, donation for a cosmetic make-over, I jest, I jest.
          But, maybe Joe dug some bucks out of the coop to have a good cover story for those poor dorters.

          • Rochelle Barozzi

            ROFL!!!

    • “Mommy is filming a movie about women who steal and go to prison”— lies by Teresa!~

      • cait

        “Mommy’s been a VERY naughty girl”

        • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

          That sounds vaguely, um shhhhh… sexual.

          • cait

            Vaguely Monty Python, Wiggy !

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            And NOW…for something completely Different.
            The Larch….
            The Larch….
            The….
            Larch….

      • fengshoe1

        LMBO!

    • Susan Thorne Zavagli

      all kidding aside I hope the kids see her this weekend …I don’t like her but this is heart breaking

      • fengshoe1

        Yep…I feel mostly for the little one!

  • TeeHeeTre

    This day finally came. And on my birthday too. Holy Moly. Double whammy. This moron who stole money from my cousins and put them in an unbelievable position for a few years is now in jail, and i turned 42. Woot !

    • Rochelle Barozzi

      Happy Birthday!!!!

    • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

      Happy birthday! Hope you have an awesome day Teehee!

    • fengshoe1

      Wishing You A Majickal Day!
      Moron is accurate!

    • ButterflyArtGuild

      What did she do to your cousins? I would love to hear a personal story.

      • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

        Me Too! I’d love to hear that personal story.

    • Happy Birthday!!

    • Anne Green

      Happy Birthday, TeeHeeTre!!!!

    • MorningYawn

      Happy happy birthday!

    • TeeHeeTre

      With respect to the family. I can’t divulge who exactly they were, except for they are on the list of creditors. My cousins ran a very small business and getting scammed by these 2 really hurt them for quite some time. They were struggling with the business and personal finances to start with. The Fraudicies just about put them into bankruptcy

      • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

        With all due respect…I’d offer to thump these two Convicted Felons for your family…if I wasn’t 5’4″ and weigh like 122 lbs. But I’m a mighty might…in my own mind!
        Gotza start doing more sit-ups and push-ups….

        • Raine Woman

          I call that ‘small but scrappy’! 🙂

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            Yep, pretty much….

            I appreciate YOU Raine!

          • Raine Woman

            I appreciate YOU and all your scrappiness (yes, that’s a real word)!!!

        • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

          This is for TeeHee because for some reason the “reply” button didn’t work for me on your other explanatory comment above.
          Tee,
          If it’s 500 Bucks and that’s all you’ve got it may as well be millions!
          I feel for your family that they have such a personal stake in this whole incredibly selfish mess by the Greedices!
          What was done to your family is EXACTLY the reason so many of US are, well, bent out of shape with these two Convicted Felons!

          Seriously… they are such scumbags!

      • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

        So very sorry that that happened to your family Tee. The Giudices are despicable people.
        May the best of last year be the worst of this year! Wishing you & your family a happy, healthy, joyous & blessed 2015!
        All my best to you & yours. Welcome & happy posting.

      • Babson_Chick

        Thanks for sharing and I hope some of Tre’s fans read this. Most of us see thru the BS but her fans come on and talk about sweet little Teresa. We get pissed when frauds, cheaters, liars, etc screw over the small businesses.

        • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

          Yes WE do.
          Poifecktly Said Babson!

          • Babson_Chick

            Thanks!! Her biggest fans are probably in mourning today.

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            What a shame (oh noh, shhhhhh…I really don’t give a rats rectum how bad or sad her stans may be feeling) for Teresa’s (the fecking convicted felon) stans (overly uneducated and common sense challenged eeejits) feel for themselves (inordinately obsessed and narcissistic believers of a sociopath).
            I hope that the days ahead get less emotional for them. (Uh no I don’t, especially when TeeHeeTre gave us an almost first hand rendition of exactly how brutal their lawlessness affected a family member’s business and their family hassles from the Giudice G R E E D).

          • Babson_Chick

            Thanks for expressing your thoughts!! love it

    • Jersey

      Happy Birthday. :0)

    • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

      Parteeeee On TeeHeeTre!

    • charma

      Wow. Why didn’t more of you come out publicly and speak? I think this was the problem with these 2. People thought they only cheated banks, they didn’t get to see the face of ordinary people they cheated, maybe people wouldn’t have felt such sympathy for them.

  • fengshoe1

    Darn 4-legged actually asking to go out! 🙁 BRB

    • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

      FENG!!!
      How YOU Doin’ Girl?
      Great to see YOU!

      • fengshoe1

        Hey girlfriend! *Waving*
        You staying outta the bushes? (palm trees) We need you in tip top shape. 😉
        Good to be seen, rough few days. But I’m back!

        • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

          I finally finished the last 3 yesterday. I had to wait for room in the trash to be able to get ‘er done.
          Lawdy, I hope you’re feeling better!
          Hugs XXXX’s

          • fengshoe1

            Many thanks!
            My new friendships here and my besties always make my world charmed to live in! 🙂

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            Right back atcha Gurl! We enjoy that blessing from YOU as well!

  • ButterflyArtGuild

    With humor you can get through most things. She does not have that at all.

    • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

      Berta (as opposed to Bertha, gotta glam it up a bit ay) will learn her on how to make a sense of humor happen or else!

  • sister_mary_rotten_cr0tch

    This is actually refreshing to read, rather than so many of the fluff pieces on the internet. Teresa still has to do probation (can’t remember how long…anyone??) and because of her felon status she loses some of the freedoms that some of us take for granted, and its just getting started.

    The bankrupcy, that was denied, so I don’t doubt that many of their creditors will come after them. I know in some states that even in bankruptcy they cannot take your primary home or car, but am unsure how that works for NJ. Even so, unless they walk into some seriously big money somewhere…LEGALLY…they will have shot credit for a very long time.

    Also, is Joe going to be deported after all this (he’s not a legal citizen correct?)

    But, at least Teresa will come out with street cred *rolls eyes*

    On a personal level I hope she comes out a better person that she went in.

    • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

      Two years probation Sis, if I am remembering correctly. & she goes to a half-way house upon release.

      • sister_mary_rotten_cr0tch

        Thanks tigerlily. having worked in halfway houses as a mentor (well I really DID at one point want to be a nun!) If she doesn’t change she will not have an easy road.

        • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

          True, I agree. Maybe this is exactly what she needed to teach her that lesson. Here’s hoping right?

    • Stacy Slotnick

      Yes! I am so happy you found this blog unique and separate from all the rest of the coverage. There is no doubt a person’s liberty is strictly reduced when they enter prison, and many people don’t even know the complex ways that paradigm plays out. Thank you again for your wonderful comments.

      You are 100% correct that their journey to pay off their debts will be long and arduous.

      Joe may be deported but in large part deportation turns on the political circumstances of when the deportation hearing takes place. Sometimes the focus is on terrorists while other times courts look to deport white collar criminals. We will definitely be covering that angle in-depth when the time comes.

      I think you are absolutely right that it is important to hope that she comes out a better person. Being stripped of many rights can change someone and make them reevaluate their life.

      • sister_mary_rotten_cr0tch

        Stacy, thanks so much for your commentary and legal experience because its much appreciated. Besides, I don’t really care if Teresa eats carbs or not in prison tbh…lol

        • Stacy Slotnick

          It is my pleasure. The law should be accessible, and legal matters I believe should be as digestible as possible. So happy you enjoyed the piece. (Love your comment about carbs.)

    • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

      WELCOME to AAtT! Good to see you here! I haven’t seen you post here (but of course, that may be because I just haven’t been lookin’).
      We’re a good group, we care for each other, support each other, we goof around and go back and forth, AND we can even disagree without coming back with a load of BS crap labels calling you rude stuff.
      So Welcome on in.

    • MorningYawn

      Best. Screen name. Ever.

  • fengshoe1

    OT~anyone else missing comments on the page? I can see in my notifications, but they’re not showing up here?!
    Signed, a non tech savvy gal.

    • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

      That happened to me too a couple of days ago. I contacted one of the site dudes/dudettes and it magically re-appeared.

      Very cool. 🙂

      • fengshoe1

        Thanks, Lady!
        I have some work to take care of ….ya know like making sure deserving folks don’t literally freeze to death…..ARGH Tre exasperates me.
        I’ll be back and forth and will re-boot-ha, look at me using tech terms.

        • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

          Rock on FENG!
          Bless your heart for giving of yourself to soh many who need your help soh much!

          • fengshoe1

            Thanks sweetie, but I am actually selfish. I do it so I don’t lay about feeling sorry for my crippled arse. 😉 (No offense, I’m crippled for many years)

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            Makes no dif to me. You are helping a lot of folks who have been shafted by the Gov. for FAR TOO LONG! JS

          • fengshoe1

            Oh, Bless your heart! You get it! So few realize this is happening in the good ‘ole USA.

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            For DECADES!
            And it’s brutal ridiculous! Seriously SO DAMN WRONG!

          • fengshoe1

            Yes! Really would love to speak to you sometime. It’s complicated as there is much greed and corruption within the Tribes also.

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            Oh yeah…
            I wonder how many “merican’s” have an inkling that Thanksgiving sort of celebrates a massacre of a tribe.

          • fengshoe1

            Oh, boy…I love you!
            Since my kids were little, we read at Thanksgiving from “History-Though the Eyes of the American Indian” because they don’t learn factual history in school.

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            D’accord!

  • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

    Call me vain (yeah right, my hair has never been colored and the wrinkles I have I earned)…but I really wonder what the bish looks like without her wighat, her extensions, her fake eyelashes, her warpaint, etc. JS

    • fengshoe1

      I’m with ya!
      We now await the 1st photo.
      Okay, well i do color, but at 54, I am proud of every last wrinkle!

      • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

        And that’s a good thing!

    • itsjustme

      I have earned every wrinkle and all the “glitter” my hair shows and refuse to try and cover any of it up. I’m a factory rat, so I don’t even put makeup on unless I’m going out o the weekend. I turned 53 on NYE and am damn proud of every wrinkle!…LOL

      • sister_mary_rotten_cr0tch

        In the words of my lovely mother; I’m not ‘going gray’, i’m ‘getting blonder’ lol

      • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

        Rock it on the Runway!
        My glitter in some places looks like a bit of whispy cotton candy, like at the right temple region.
        Ahhhhh…But I have a very wacky sense of humor plus I work with PreK through 8th graders and mostly kids of the severely handicapped/intellectuallydisabled variety. Love those kids!

        • fengshoe1

          Bless you, sister, for all the good you spread!

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            Thanky.
            I love my kids (students). I crack up all day long, when we’re in school. It’s physical but it’s what I love! I was born to be a teacher. And I especially adore and prefer to work with MY KIDS!

          • fengshoe1

            Hey, I’ve learned much and am certain I will continue to, from you.
            Btw~ My goal is to get back to SoCal in the next 6 years, before my 60th!

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            Bless your heart….
            Sorry, but it’s like really nice – sunny but chilly 67F – today.

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            No me…I don’t like eating handfuls of spun sugar!
            That’s just the way I am. I’m more of a vegi girl than a sweets eater.
            Don’t get me wrong… I do like the bazillion calorie double chocolate chocolate chip muffins at Costco. But I eat them with like a handful of flax seeds and a quart of good clean water. Tastes good and I’m water logged. It’s a win win anyway I look at it (sideways and upside down).

  • Somehow I can just picture Joe breathing well again today. Having a little control back in his life/home & with his kids is an unexpected gift I hope he cherishes. The girls adore him & once he’s deported, I can’t imagine they’ll wanna move to Italy. This is his time to try to adjust those ill mannered spoiled girls w/some down home humility. I’m really rootin for him to step up & be a great dad & make Teresa eat her words!

    • MorningYawn

      Oh, I agree! I hope he gets dad of the year award! And I hope if he slips, his mother kicks him in the booty!

  • Raine Woman

    The criminal is Finally where she belongs!!! Great article, Stacy, thanks for the breakdown.

    Now while the State of NJ breathes a collective sigh of relief, the poor State of CT’s median IQ just dropped upon her arrival.

    • Stacy Slotnick

      Excellent, Raine Woman. Glad you enjoyed the article and found the legal breakdown helpful.

    • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

      Uh Hah Hah Hah Hah.
      Fine point of reference on the mental capacity of the fine state of CT decreasing since their new incarcerated adoptee has arrived!

      • Raine Woman

        Hi’ya Tre’s, how are you?

        I was thinking…”one down, one to go” but all the Giudices seems a little shady so I didn’t want to limit myself to just these two Frauds.

        • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

          Great observation..
          RAINE!!!! Great to be speakin’ to YOU. I’m Okie Dokie!
          The TG girl has “gone away”! (Shhhhhhh…don’t tell anybody….)

  • TartLemon

    When does Teresa get her work assignment?

    • Stacy Slotnick

      Sentenced inmates are required to work if they are medically able. Institution work assignments include employment in areas like food service or the warehouse, or work as an inmate orderly, plumber, painter, or groundskeeper. Inmates earn 12¢ to 40¢ per hour for these work assignments. The aforementioned is all according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ website. She will probably be assigned to a work program this week.

      • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

        What a JOY to have such an erudite qualified professional here to give us such great direction!

        • Stacy Slotnick

          What a pleasure it is to present legal insight to such knowledgeable and astute AATT posters. Thank you so very much for this incredibly generous sentiment. I am happy you found the blog and subsequent commentary interesting and informative. 🙂

      • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

        Excellent, informative article, Stacy! Thank you for writing it.

        • Stacy Slotnick

          You are very welcome. Thank YOU for taking the time today to peruse its contents as well as contribute to the dialogue by writing splendid posts.

          • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

            Aw shucks!

      • fengshoe1

        Stacy…I was so excited with big day and all, forgot to ask..-you’ve probably answered, previously, but-
        Any idea when we will see more liens and varying agencies taking stolen goods out of the marble mausoleum?

        • Stacy Slotnick

          Excellent use of alliteration for “marble mausoleum.” I don’t have knowledge at this point in time about any raids or the government going after their property but once information becomes available, myself and AATT are happy to relay it to you.

      • Wendy Owen

        Gee, I hope Tre gets to be a plumber. I was a plumber! There’s nothing more invigorating than an early morning call from a Housewife to come unclog her toilet which not only contained her little brat’s toy, but extra delights as well. Funny how a Mom can change a diaper, but not stick her hand in a toilet.

    • Susan Thorne Zavagli

      when she learns how to spell work assignment and define it

      • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

        How about if she just pronounces it correctly?

    • itsjustme

      Can you just IMAGINE Tre either having to clean toilets or having to actually break a sweat working in the warehouse?…LMAO

      • fengshoe1

        Perfect projection, Me!
        Tre, with her head in a toilet bowl!

      • cait

        I thought any prison job was a REWARD ?

        • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

          Great Point Cait!

        • Bad Barbie

          It is mandatory. You just can’t sleep all day. Everyone does something. You either take courses or you work at the facility or they use you to restore parks, clean highways, something.

      • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

        Why Yes….
        Yes I can!

      • Bad Barbie

        She’ll have no choice. I am not sure what Danbury does but some of these places make uniforms for the military.Office furniture, signs. mattresses, etc.

        You’d be surprised.

      • Babson_Chick

        oh goodness – her nails – oh my

    • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

      I’d like to see her outside, working hard so people could gawk at her misery. I’d like to see her do really hard, back-breaking work. Bending over and picking up little pieces of herself (trash) from the roadside. That would be fitting punishment.

      • fengshoe1

        Yes! Picking up trash, on side of freeways! Right where she belongs.

        • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

          Exactly. Fitting punishment.

    • Bad Barbie

      That takes a few. Unicor uses a lot of these Federal jails to manufacture different things for the gov, btw. Like military uniforms, etc.

  • Susan Thorne Zavagli

    let her incarceration be a lesson for so many of these overrated reality stars……..keep your books straight Baby Bro Joe…..you and Malicious could be next

    • fengshoe1

      Susan! Hey there!

      • Susan Thorne Zavagli

        Hello Feng…….what other shows do you watch…….I am a reality junkie

        • fengshoe1

          Honey…any you can name, I’ve probably seen at least once!
          Welcome and enjoy! The best folks here! And…great exclusives!
          Folks here respond as adults with respect, even when differing opinions are the topic.

    • Bad Barbie

      Too late for that.

      • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

        That ^^^ could be completely correct for the “other Joe G” couple related to the Joe and TG family.

        • Bad Barbie

          That’s who it was for. They are next. After all, Juicy taught Poison all he knows. Their words, not mine.

  • fengshoe1

    Haaha~ I came out of the proverbial gossip closet, on FB. Just linked AATT to my wall. So if ya see influx of new posters, artists and activists, well…JS!
    We have all waited so long for today! Many knew when Tre dished out the cash for furniture, something was rotten in the Giudice mansion.
    I am more than happy to take Audriana and the German Shepherds.
    *TL~putting dog crates in the Tahoe now*

  • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

    Good riddance to bad rubbish. ROL reports that she will enjoy hotdogs and beans for lunch and fish for dinner. When I think of all the homeless families whose kids go to bed hungry, I feel absolutely no pity for this woman who still gets her three hots and a cot. That’s more than many families have–I see them here in San Francisco–whole families sleeping in between buildings–and I’m talking children too. And then you have to wonder how many Hurricane Sandy victims were made homeless–or other hard working Americans who were never paid by the Giudices.
    And there is more coming. More charges will be coming in the next several months. And it could not happen to a better forehead challenged chimp.
    SHE SUCKS!!!

    • fengshoe1

      Heels!!!
      Well said, sister!
      How are you? Journey? Catch me up later, via email, Lady!
      Waiting on edge, my husband laughed, for the 1st photo, sans make-up and extensions

      • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

        The ceremony was incredible–I will write later.
        Where is the first picture? I can’t wait to see it! Nice to see you! I hope you had an awesome NY yourself!

        • fengshoe1

          Excellent! Look forward to details and to hear of Tony?.
          I only meant I want to see that first photo. No where yet!
          Haha, wish I could do psychic interference, but it’s a no-nno in my Tradition. It’s okay…I’ve quite the visual.

          • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

            Tony? I’m not sure who you mean. Oh and LOL–I would love to see a first photo too. I’m sure she went in so early in the a.m. so the kids wouldn’t have to watch the sheriff drive her off. Poor kids. They didn’t ask to be born to these two morons.

          • fengshoe1

            Can’t recall…before we email, I’ll peruse our posts, from here. You were excited to see him because Jim would be there in spirit only.
            I said, earlier, I’m more than happy to take the youngest and the Shepherds. I’ve room here for even the chickens. 2 story, empty barn.

          • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

            Hmnnnn, you might mean Frank–who is the Chief. Amazing guy–and yes, Jim spirit was very strong at the ceremony. It was incredible–I felt high for two days (all natural!) afterward. It was great to see my old friends–it was soul-nourishing.

          • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

            Soul nourishing. Hmmm. That sounds blissful. Like a hug from Mom when you need it most.
            So happy for you 4th! We could all use some of that.

            On another sad note.
            See Teresa & Joe there’s something else you have stolen. You little girls’ bliss.
            Sorry to be such a Debbie Downer but I feel it’s the honest truth. & that to me, it is beyond wretched & shameful. .

          • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

            Thanks Tiger–it was amazing, as usual.
            What Teresa and Joe did to their kids is the worst. They are the Worst. Parents. Ever. Those girls didn’t need to be put through this–and Teresa has been nothing but selfish until the very end. Who even knows where those girls will be in a year. Their home is likely going to be foreclosed on. Who would trust “JOOSEY” to do construction work after all this? Although he would look just fine saying “Do you want fries with that?”

          • fengshoe1

            Yes, Frank!!!
            I believe I “tapped” in too!
            Thought of you, frequently and felt immense warmth and many blessings, in spite of a few challenging days.

          • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

            Boy are you right about that fengshoe–even with the amazing time, I had a bad fall and wrenched the hell out of my knee. Now, I’m feeling like a little old lady, using a cane but hubs has been my slave which has been kind of fun! 🙂

          • Raine Woman

            You’re going to give the barn to the chickens instead of me? 😮

          • fengshoe1

            Hhaha..of course not, Raine. The entire second floor is for you.sweetie!
            Chickens will be on first floor in stalls, or what was once used as the cow feeding rooms. Have to get you photos.

          • Raine Woman

            What a relief! I’d hate to be evicted over chickens, especially Giudice chickens.

          • fengshoe1

            No way, Raine! You’re in. We have to sit and choose paint colors, soon. 🙂

          • Raine Woman

            As long as I don’t have to paint, you can choose any color you’d like. I just finished sanding, priming, and painting 16 interior doors last night so I’m done painting for a good long time. 🙂

          • Bad Barbie

            But the Sheriff doesn’t come get you. LOL

          • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

            True, her most recent attorney (from her revolving door of lawyers) drove her to Danbury.

        • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

          Heels,
          I’m a West Coaster too…just in So.Cal.

          • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

            Awesome! I love S. Cali but I like San Fran the most. I do get down south pretty regularly though. You guys have much better weather down there!

    • Lucy94

      Oh, Lord, not the hot dogs again! I posted yesterday (and I don’t know if it is true or not) that they make soup with cut up hot dogs. Now, don’t get me wrong, I like a good hot dog now and then, but they have to be those kosher ones.

      • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

        LOL–somehow I think she’s not getting free range hotdogs in prison! Hahahahaha. Nor organic meat. And she’ll have LOTS of “bad” carbs. Hahahahaha.

    • Lucy94

      What kind of fish do they serve in prison? Two things I’m real picky about…fish and hot dogs. Do we know when Italian night is?

      • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

        Haha. You are totally cracking me up. Well, ROL said she would get 2 packets of tarter sauce to go with the fish, so my guess the fish is of the frozen variety–the kind that is deep fried. So much for her getting rid of bad carbs. And she’ll be stocking up on the “cup-o-noodles” that she will make with hot water out of the tap–although in the common room, they may have access to a microwave. Heck–what do I know? I’ve never been to prison! But I do read a lot.

        • Lucy94

          Well, I guess that rules out Chilean sea bass.

          • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

            LOL. Oh yes, I’m pretty sure swordfish and wild salmon are off the menu as well.

          • chacha1

            maybe she can sing for a Turkey dinner like Jodi Hairyass did in Sheriff Joe’s Jail

          • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

            Hahahahahahahaha!!! Oh Lord–that will make all her fellow inmates immediately despise her. Bish can’t sing!

        • chacha1

          can’t wait until she has to “burn her first mule” on that stainless steel toilet that soooo many used before her… hope she flushes as Big Bertha wil be pissed

          • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

            I believe there are no doors either–at least that is what I’ve read before. Because they want to discourage female inmate “alone time.” LOL.

          • misstc

            You mean “pinch a loaf”? Jargon used in Shawshank Redemption. LMAO

      • fengshoe1

        Oh, Lucy! LMBO!
        *snorting*

      • chacha1

        My stomach hurts from laughing too too funny

      • Babson_Chick

        dead ones!!

        • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

          That Parrot is Deceased!

      • Newchild

        Sardines…..ugh!

    • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

      Yay Heels!
      State it and slap her on the ass on the way through the door…noh wait…through the gate!

      • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

        That’s what I’m talking about!

    • Bad Barbie

      What do you suggest we do with prisoners?

      • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

        Ummmm…not to be too cheeky…but….”incarcerate” them?
        Do I get two more guesses?

        • Bad Barbie

          I think you need to be incarcerated to be a prisoner but what do I know?! lol

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            Ahhhhh….I get it.

          • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

            Oh, I think she should be fed–but the fact that she can buy Dove bars in the prison commissary should not be allowed imo.
            I was never implying that she didn’t deserve to eat–I’m just saying that she STILL has it better than many American families who are homeless and going to bed hungry.

          • chacha1

            I knew what you meant 🙂

          • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

            Thanks Chacha–I certainly wasn’t implying that they should starve her for crying out loud!

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            Heels…you are doing the right thing! You are completely on the right track!
            Like water on a ducks back…know what I mean….

          • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

            Thanks! I’m glad you took it the right way!

          • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

            Those organizations are not enough. There are many homeless families that live on the street here in San Francisco. That’s the truth too. Yes, there are programs but not enough to deal with the number of families living FAR below the poverty level.

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            Uh, that was “sarcasm” don’t cha know.

      • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

        Different things depending on the crime. For people who are still locked up for an ounce of marijuana? Let ’em out. For people like Teresa, who hurt SO many people, she’s just where she needs to be. But I think she should be doing HARD labor.

    • misstc

      More charges? What are they?

      • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

        I did a few tarot readings on her. I’m not sure what the charges will be. There may be some charges from the IRS and I think perjury. All I know is that the cards say more time will be served. I have this on no official word at all–it’s strictly from my tarot reading, which in the past have been quite on spot but not always (my disclaimer–lol).

        • chacha1

          Interesting

          • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

            I thought so.

        • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

          Hey, I actually don’t care if it’s a hermit that lives in a cave that has had a mystical dream about this woman…that says that TG screws up and gets more time to inhabit her current living conditions.
          It’s okay by me.

          • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

            I strongly believe more charges will be forthcoming and that she will do more time. Maybe not tacked on to this particular stay but within the next three years, she will be charged with further crimes and serve additional time. So will Joe.

          • misstc

            I kinda have suspicion Melissa & Joe Gorga on same path. Gut feeling.

          • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

            I would not be at all surprised. The entire family is hinky if you ask me.

          • Newchild

            Oh, me too!! I have a feeling it will be sooner, as opposed to later. They’re out of Bravo money at this point in time. Thqt money was keeping them afloat. They must be pissed.

        • misstc

          I just started reading cards again myself; recently purchased the Connelly Deck. Used to be good at reading when 18, but then got really spooked (not by cards) & long story. Now at 64, I’ve resumed with new perspective. Cards don’t lie.

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            Great Age you are, I’m close approaching.

          • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

            That’s how I feel about it. My favorite deck is the Voyager but I also like the Dali and still use the Rider deck too.

    • chacha1

      IKR !!! My fire department was being called to the Church who participated in the program for the homeless and sometimes our ambulance would be called there, and yes there were children there and it ripped my heart out … before you know it me and the guys were bringing Turkeys, hams and everything you can think of on the Tuesday night that our church took them in

      • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

        I know, Cha Cha. I volunteer at a food bank. It’s so hard to see the little ones suffer. And lots of the parents are working–they just don’t make enough to live on. Shameful that should happen in a country as rich as our own.

        • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

          There is a very benevolent man (at the behest of his elderly mother) whose restaurant in Orange County California that feeds nightly, at least 300+ children a pasta dinner at his restaurant.
          And now, in addition to that, he is giving some families assistance in getting off the homeless setting into a safe living abode of their own.
          Such wonderful people, all of those who help these homeless families, are!

          • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

            Oh that is such an awesome story! We need to hear more stories like this and fewer ones that only show the bad side of people. How lovely! Thank you for sharing that with us!

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            Yeah, and the guy is Italian!

          • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

            Awesome!

    • fred

      Jackie wants to know are you going to JAIL or not going to JAIL?

      • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

        Me? I’m going to be staying in my lovely San Francisco Victorian home which has a view that overlooks the Bay Bridge. And drink good Cabernet and eat bon bons. Or whatever I want–tee hee. See, I haven’t committed crimes so I am definitely not going to jail. Anyone can avoid jail if she wishes–all one has to do is not break any laws. 😀

        • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

          And that’s a fact! :0)

          I’m thinkin’ that maybe fred is barking up the wrong tree…again.

          • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

            I think so…..maybe JOOSEY stopped in to say “hi” now that he’s likely bored with his chimp in jail!

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            Heels,
            Yep, I think that maybe fred just likes to “wind people up”.

          • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

            I believe you are correct! Wonder if Fred is short for Fred Flinstone–although I always those JOOSEY looked more like Barney Rubble!

        • Newchild

          LOL!

  • TeeHeeTre

    The other thing that has been far understated is the disgusting manner they (they whole damn show) portrays Italians. My grandparents came to this great land we call home (well technically I’m in Canada but the same applies in the USA) with literally nothing. I think my Grand Father had less than $5 to his name. They worked very very hard to raise my parents with little to nothing. Then you have these bunch of degenerates and the morons that came before – Jersey Shore, that really put a bad taste in people’s mouth on what a hard working immigrant is. Believe me when i say this, most Italian Canadians and Italian Americans come from hard working backgrounds, many families came with nothing and worked themselves into a decent life.. We’re not all like these idiots

    • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

      I agree. But intelligent people realize that ALL ethnic groups have sleaze-balls–not just Italians. My husband is half Italian and his Italian relatives are the most hardworking people I have ever seen.
      But I really do think Italians are portrayed poorly on television. Too many of these shows: Mob Wives, RHoNJ–it would really anger me if I were Italian but only dummies would paint all Italians with the same brush as the Giudices. The Giudices are CRIMINALS, which is their most notable feature–not that they are Italians.

      • Bad Barbie

        I am sorry, and you can jump me for this but the community has been getting bad publicity wayyyyyyyyyy before any of these half scripted reality tv shows and with most the cast not even being Italians.

        I think the Italian Mafia came before all of this.

        • chacha1

          Sopranos didn’t help and offended many old school Italians

          • Bad Barbie

            Sopranos was 100% scripted yet it did showcase a real ‘lifestyle” for many.

          • chacha1

            True !!! I am from Chicago and was from the neighborhood that was depicted in the movie Casino…. The Outfit as they are called in Chicago were very low key and quiet, the children went to boarding/private schools.

          • Wendy Owen

            Franklin Lakes and its environs are actually Dutch territory and the way we could tell where the Italians lived was by the use of statuary on their lawns. Or at least, that’s what my Mother said.

          • Wendy Owen

            I went to school there, and no one spoke the way these housewives do, especially Tre, so I’m not really sure where in North Jersey she picked up that accent. It’s something that is usually only heard in places like Union City.

        • Wendy Owen

          I wonder why no one ever does a show about the Dutch Housewives of Jersey? After all, we lead exciting lives, too. Our forefathers settled this land of swamps and mosquitoes, and we hid during the revolution to make sure we’d make it through the war to propagate, wear wooden shoes, and stick our fingers in dykes.

          • Wendy Owen

            Furthermore, where would you all be without our propensity to stick windmills and porcelain kissing kids on every inch of free space in the state?

          • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

            Rolling on the floor here.
            Oh yeah what’s up with that? LMBO!

          • Wendy Owen

            Don’t know…I think we’re also responsible for those wooden 2-dimensional figures of a rear end of fat woman bending over so you only see the bottom of a dress (usually polka-dotted), thunder thighs and cankles.

          • Bad Barbie

            LMAOOOOOOOOOOOO I CANT! LOL

          • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

            Ha-ha! Hilarious Wendy.Too funny!

          • cait

            What does “Dyke” mean, over the pond, ? Sounds so suspect in this fair land !

          • chacha1

            LOL Dyke I think it is like a Dam like the ones the Beavers build

          • Wendy Owen

            Well, in the Netherlands, we have an old story about how a little Dutch boy stuck his finger in the Dyke to keep the whole town from flooding. F the English and their damn King Arthur crap! We’ve got dykes.

          • cait

            Over here dyke is a really nasty word for a girl who likes a girl, so I wondered if I was getting punked by rhetoric !

          • TGIP – Nene’s New Wig

            In different contexts they both work.
            It depends on what politically correct conversation you’re in at the time.
            And by the way do you know Miranda Hart (Dyke) the actress/comedian. I really like her. All 6’1″ of her with her goofy humor!

            She had her own show and she was “Chummy” on the “Call the Midwife” series. Great Gal!

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            You’re such a kidder Cait.

          • Babson_Chick

            LMAO!! You mean they are Dutch people in Jorsey Land??? Thought everyone was from Italy. Have only been at their airport.

          • Wendy Owen

            Oh yes, we found the whole damn area, dontcha know? We’re the ones who paid the natives off in true cheap-ass Dutch style. Then, when the English came, we were askared, and gave it all to them. But go to most towns in Jersey, and you’ll find street names like Van Houten and Van Riper. Or something absolutely unpronounceable. That’s Dutch.

          • Babson_Chick

            Glad you found the place!!

          • Babson_Chick

            good to know!!

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            Said with “tongue in cheek” I presume…
            listen…

            …can you hear me CRACKING UP!

          • Wendy Owen

            Well, it’s hard to thing of our achievements. Oh! Ice skating! OH! Legalizing drugs. Yes, we are a proud, albeit pale, race.

        • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

          Oh I’m not going to jump on you–that’s basically what I was saying: Italians have been skewered in the media for years. Even great films like The Godfather and Goodfellas showed Italians in an extremely negative light. Happy New Year, Barbie!

          • Babson_Chick

            I always think of Cher in Moonstruck – love that move.

          • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

            Oh that was a great film! I’d completely forgotten about it until you mentioned it!

          • chacha1

            ditto

    • Bad Barbie

      That goes for all races/ethnic groups. Not all blacks are thugs. Not all Mexicans are wetbacks. Not all Europeans are trash. Not all whites are racist, etc…

      • chacha1

        exactly !!!

      • fengshoe1

        Brava, Barbie!!!

        • Bad Barbie

          Not all cubans are full of shyte. Just some of us. LMAO

      • fred

        are all jews cheap?

        • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

          Oh my…fred…are you bucking to incite some weirdness here?

        • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

          Aww Fred. Come on now. Play nice. Don’t be a doot-dah-doot like Teresa. That was rude.

          • TGIP – Nene’s New Wig

            Speaking of rude, Tiger…The S word on the radar is on the dog run again. Funny how some folks have the misconception that one can or should post only on one site (especially when “they” don’t)…if you catch my drift here.
            Genuflect the passenger to see stars and correct your vector Victor… Roger that?

          • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

            Roger, Roger. Over, Oveur.

          • TGIP – Nene’s New Wig

            Righteeee-OH!

    • chacha1

      I am Italian American and my grandparents came from Italy we were raised with alot of love, a firm but loving understanding hand and great food ….. and my father would never call my mother a bitch and a CUN Tuesday NEVER !!!!

      • Bad Barbie

        the food!!!!!!! All I want is the food!! and the wine. I swear Italian food is going to be the death of me.

        • chacha1

          LOL

        • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

          I gotta agree!
          Love that EyeTalyun Food!
          Sheweeeee!
          :0)

        • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

          Are we talking real Italian like ‘Little Italy’ Italian food or real Italian like ‘Olive Garden’? LOL!

      • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

        I don’t use that word unless it is justified and warranted!
        But I have used it…like around 5-6 or so months ago AND for factual reasoning.

    • Babson_Chick

      We are shown just the tacky side of people on these shows.

    • fred

      he should of got a loan

    • Stacy Slotnick

      I commend your grandparents for working hard and making an honest living. We should celebrate stories like those of your ancestors. Thank you for posting today and providing this counter-narrative to the one portrayed sometimes on television. Let us shatter stereotypes. (I can empathize as my maternal grandfather was a Holocaust survivor and worked night and day to make a successful life for himself.)

  • Wendy Owen

    You know, the only thing worse than being in the hoosegow in Danbury is having to live in Danbury. It’s the Fairlawn of the Connecticut.

    • fengshoe1

      lolol!

    • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

      I don’t know what Fairlawn is like but I hope that it has nice weather today.

      P.S. is “the Connecticut” like “the cancer” or is it “da cancer”?

      • Wendy Owen

        If you live in Connecticut, you say, “the Connecticut” because everyone in the state believes their ass is made of cake.

        • Raine Woman

          Not true!

        • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

          Oh My…will I get in trouble if I start to laugh right about now?

          • Wendy Owen

            Nah, laugh away. Spent 10 horrible years in Darien and New Haven areas. Oy! What a waste of a state.

  • Wendy Owen

    My husband used to play at a joint in Danbury called Gusto’s. This is a dive where the one owner went in and killed the other other and used the meat slicer to chop him up and leave him in bags roadside in Bedford, NY.

    • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

      Oh…
      My…
      GAWD!

      • Wendy Owen

        I knooowww! I’m trying to remember what the little murderer preferred to be called – it was something really pretentious pronunciation of his name. I’ll ask the hubby.

    • OMG!!

      • Wendy Owen

        Yeah, the whole idea of CT being some kind idyll is hilarious. The most incredible thing? The millionaires who live on the cesspool known as the Long Island Sound. It’s brown. It smells.

    • Wendy Owen

      Correction: I misspoke. It was a meat saw, not a meat slicer. Ah, Danbury.

    • Babson_Chick

      Interesting – sounds like my kind of place – well maybe not so much. Sounds like a movie plot.

      • Wendy Owen

        Yeah, I’m surprised they’ve never done the story on 48 Hours or Dateline. You can Google it. Fascinating. Scumbag Stamford lawyer Mickey Sherman was on the defense team, of course. Same idiot who defended Darien rapist and Kennedy kin killer of Martha Moxley.

        • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

          I like it…dish some more.
          The murderer of Martha Moxley should have been “done to” long ago (what a scumbucket)! In my not so humble opinion….

          • Wendy Owen

            Sherman was known as your go to man for getting off the guilty back in the 80’s — as long as you could afford him, of course!

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            Typical.

          • Babson_Chick

            I agree!!

        • chacha1

          Nancy Grace has that azzhole Mickey Sherman on her show sometimes

        • Babson_Chick

          I’ll have to ck it out – tks.

    • fred

      talk about a bad weekend

      • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

        Yeah…really….

        • Wendy Owen

          Yeah! Just glad my hubby wasn’t playing that weekend. LOL! The guy was super creepy. Used to go around lighting women’s cigs for them, thinking he was a real playa.

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            Bahda Boom!

    • Shelly Jones

      OMG…I learn so much from this site…damn!

  • Babson_Chick

    Just caught Inside Edition on TV and they had a brief story about our newest jailbird and also had brief interview with Wendy Feldman “Prision Expert”. Joe drove the girls to school – bet that was an interesting ride.

    • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

      I bet it was quite a bit worse for the kids at school!

      • Wendy Owen

        Today’s kids? Nah! They’re probably being treated like royalty now!

    • fengshoe1

      Interesting-Thank you, Babson!

      • Babson_Chick

        You’re welcome!!

    • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

      Bet he had to use the GPS to find them!

      • Wendy Owen

        The girls or the schools?

        • misstc

          Probably both LOL

          • Wendy Owen

            lol!!! girls wear little bells or something so Joe can find them in his drunken stupor.

          • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

            Good thing Christmas is over, or he’d be following the Salvation Army bell ringer home! LOL!

      • Shelly Jones

        Tigerlilly, your avi pic is cute!

      • Babson_Chick

        the girls probably told him

    • Wendy Owen

      Joe drove? You mean we, in the state of Jersey, gave him a license again? Well, if you’re gonna be a freak, be one in Jersey.

      • Babson_Chick

        They said he did but am thinking there could have been a driver.

        • Wendy Owen

          Ah. Makes sense. Did you know our state motto is “Welcome to New Jersey! Duck Motherf&^%$#r!”

          • Wendy Owen

            People got tired of our previous one, “Welcome to New Jersey! We know where the bodies are buried!”

          • Babson_Chick

            Love this one too!!

          • Babson_Chick

            LMAO!!!!! Love it!!

        • Stacy Slotnick

          Reports claim attorney James Leonard drove the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star from her home in northern New Jersey to the prison.

          • Babson_Chick

            Well at least someone drove her.

          • Stacy Slotnick

            Absolutely. Moreover, it was appropriate for her to be driven, whether it was in a black SUV or a Ford Taurus, by someone else before her scheduled arrival.

          • Babson_Chick

            Agree!! Plus she’d probably get lost on her own.

        • Cindy

          The video above shows JOE DRIVING the girls to school today!!

          • Babson_Chick

            OK tks – didn’t watch it

    • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

      What a, in Milania’s voicing “BUTTHOLE”.
      Would you send your kids to school after something so devastating just happened to them????? I’d wait at least a week to let it calm down a bit before I let them go to school…Sheeeesh!

      • Babson_Chick

        Truth!! but have they ever done the correct, smart or right thing??

        • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

          Nope…don’t think so.
          And beside that, his day would be open for him to pine after Tre…yeah right!

          • Babson_Chick

            too right!!

  • misstc

    I wonder when they strip search a new inmate, do they violate the private area by probing inside both lower ends? I know, sounds gross, but it’s been known to hide lots of stuff in either end.

    • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

      I wonder if they do it “virtually” now?

      • Wendy Owen

        Nah….who has the budget to do it virtually? Especially in the shite hole known as Danbury.

        • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

          Uh Heh Heh Heh Heh Heh.
          YOU keep cracking me up…I start laughing so many times when I read what you have written… except for the sad and brutal missives, of course.

          • Wendy Owen

            Yes, well laughter is really just a millimeter away from tears, isn’t it?

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            A silly milli-meter.

          • Wendy Owen

            LOL!!!

      • misstc

        Like XRAY? Naw… I tend to agree w/Wendy below.

        • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

          Whull, then I guess that maybe Teresa’s woohoo’s are a bit sensitive and tense right about now, ay!

          • misstc

            ROTFLMAO

    • Stacy Slotnick

      They must be thorough for security reasons. The official’s job is to ensure the safety of the guards and other prisoners.

    • cait

      Lots of prisons have a “chair x-ray machine” !

      • misstc

        Well & good for objects detectable like metal, etc. How about drugs? You think Xray pick stuff like that up?

        • cait

          THAT’S what they’re for as the metal detectors at the entrance show the presence of metal ! DOH !

      • Shelly Jones

        Chair X-Ray…gross! eeew! gross.

    • Newchild

      Nasty! LOL!

    • Shelly Jones

      Ewwww!

  • chacha1

    Maybe Melissa is whipping up a batch of Sprinkle Cookies to bring to her on visiting day

    • Wendy Owen

      She better make it Sprinkle Cookie crumble — wouldn’t they smash them up to make sure there are no tweezers hidden inside one?

    • Newchild

      I have to wonder if Mel and little Joey are actually gonna visit Tre in prison? Kathy? Rosie?

  • Wendy Owen

    Hey! Look everyone! There’s a display ad on the left telling me I could be America’s Next Top Model!! I’ll pick up Tre’s daughter and bring her to the audition with me!

    • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

      She’ll Luv Ya Wendy!

      • Wendy Owen

        Sure! Teens adore me! Especially those with no manners or grip on reality.

        • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

          Bingo, ya hit the bell on that swing!

  • Wendy Owen

    Hey! Now that’s she’s in CT, Stacy, can she get Mickey Sherman to try and get her out early? Or is she still a resident of NJ for all intents and purposes?

    • Stacy Slotnick

      Hi Wendy! I noticed your witty Mickey Sherman comments below. Today she became the property of the Federal Bureau of Prisons but if she has gumption and wants to throw a Hail Mary pass, why not reach for the stars.

      • Wendy Owen

        Thx, Stacy! There’s a coupling I’d love to see! Back in the 80’s seemed he could get anyone off. Now, not so much. But at least he’d get publicity!

        • Stacy Slotnick

          Who would play him in a movie? Word on “the casting street” is that David Schwimmer will star as high-profile defense attorney Robert Kardashian in an O.J. Simpson Miniseries.

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            Wouldn’t Schwimmer need to bald down for that?

          • Newchild

            Bad casting choice IMO. DS looks nothing like RK, sounds like him or even in the same age group. DS’s got pics on somebody!!!

  • Anne Green

    I am curious to know how certain situations might be handled now that Teresa is incarcerated. Should their house sell and her name is on the deed, how might that be handled? How would filing her 2014 tax return be handled? Do any of her prison wages go towards restitution? I know she won’t make much but if Joe is depositing money into her prison account which I believe there is a monthly cap, where would her earnings go?

    • Stacy Slotnick

      Hi Anne Green. I’m not sure about real estate matters but her prison wages would not go towards restitution. (See my remark above to TGtp – Nene’s New Wig.)

  • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

    Honorable Stacy Slotnick…
    Is there a monetary allotment of any monies “given” to each prison inmate on a weekly basis (in Federal and/or State prison)?

    • Stacy Slotnick

      You are too funny. Prisoners are actually not allowed to possess money. If they are able to earn money by working a job in prison or their family sends them money, it goes into their personal inmate trust fund. Most prisoners call this their “commissary money.” Inmates with good behavior are allowed to use their trust fund money to purchase supplies from the commissary.

      • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

        Thanks. You’re the best!

  • TGIP – Nene’s New Wig

    I’m going to change my user name to TGIP – Nene’s (blah blah blah) because now TG is IN Prison.

  • Wendy Owen

    Hubby’s tells me the creepy Danbury murderer’s name was “Mirage.” LOL! And my hubby would call the place GUHS-TOE, and “Mirage” would be so pissed and correct him and say, “No, the name is GOOS-TOE!” What a maroon! I wonder if he’s in the same jail as Theresa?

  • colleen

    Hi All, Stacey, I bet my last dollar prior to imprisonment, Tre was on anti anxiety meds. Not judging bc I’m on them and know how addictive they are. Your opinion please if Danbury will allow Tre to continue the meds or ease her off or admit her to ‘rehab’ Thanks,
    Colleen

    • Stacy Slotnick

      Great question, Colleen. Danbury will unlikely allow Teresa to continue taking her own meds. When someone goes to
      prison, they do not get to keep their medication nor are their family members
      permitted to bring them legal drugs. For the most part, if you need
      life-sustaining medication you will be allowed to take it with you while you
      are incarcerated. If your prescription is for something other than
      life-sustaining conditions, you may be rebuffed.

      Inmates have no guarantee they will
      be given medications prescribed by their own doctors and instead they might
      receive prescriptions chosen by the government’s physician. Prison health staff
      issue medication daily but sometimes the medication is kept on the prisoner. If Teresa was prescribed anxiety medications, the more likely scenario is that she will have to be examined by a doctor in prison and that doctor will recommend new medication.

      Hope this helps!

    • colleen

      Stacy, thanks for your reply. But, you silly sweet girl, you re- wrote almost the entire blog when answering my question. You’re busy and we appreciate your legal insight. Just a short answer next time, OK?

      • Stacy Slotnick

        Colleen,

        I rewrote portions of the blog above because it directly related to your query. Have an excellent day.

        • colleen

          Oh, dear lord, my comment DID sound snotty. When I said ” just a short answer” I meant it to save you some time. Really. Truly. I’m sorry for the misunderstanding. Hope we are OK. xo

          • Stacy Slotnick

            Hi Colleen,

            I appreciate the clarification. I try and create content that is not only original but detailed and in-depth for AATT posters. In this instance, it was my intent to be crystal clear when responding to your query. I know you did not mean any harm. We are good. 🙂

          • colleen

            Thank God. I was so upset about you being upset. I grew more upset. You know what I mean. Next time something of mine comes across as snotty, please give me a “Bitch Please” Happy Weekend

  • Stacy Slotnick

    According to several news outlets, Teresa Giudice will be getting out of the Danbury, Conn. Federal Correctional Institution on Feb. 5, 2016, a few months shy of her original 15-month sentence. Thoughts? Does justice work in mysterious ways?