Felon Update: Teresa Giudice Making It Burn Behind Bars By Teaching Exercise Classes

Posted on Apr 29 2015 - 1:12pm by BeachSpin

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Teresa Giudice’s lawyer, James Leonard is at it again, crowing about his client’s well-adjusted joy behind bars in a federal facility in Danbury, Connecticut. The former star of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” has been incarcerated for almost four months, and according to Leonard, his client is “adjusting well” in the slammer. He reports to People Magazine that she is keeping busy sharing her expertise with her fellow inmates. Her latest incarcerated endeavor is reportedly leading exercise classes, and after the flashy release of those chunky prison photos, I think this move would certainly appear prudent.

“She is helping to teach exercise classes,” says her attorney, James J. Leonard Jr. “The women take turns leading classes and she has her little group, so once in a while she takes the lead.” 

Teresa is supposedly working both sides of the scale, also putting her mad cooking skills to work in the facility’s kitchen.

“Teresa has a job working in the kitchen,” he says. “She told me she enjoys it because it helps her pass the time and allows her to interact with the other inmates.  Plus, she loves being in the kitchen, because it reminds her of home,” he adds.

Leonard keeps laying it on thick, reiterating the stellar job that the ex-reality diva continues to pull off, in adjusting to the dreaded drab existence that comes with the reality of being locked up.

“Prison is all about establishing and maintaining a routine, and she has done that,” says Leonard. “She has adapted well.”

Leonard shoots down rumors that assert that Giudice is pulling out her all too familiar diva persona, insisting that his client is the very picture of a team player.

“Any reports that she is behaving like a diva in prison and not getting along with inmates and the staff is 1,000 percent false,” he says. “She is getting along well with everyone – staff, inmates – all the way down the line.”

According to her biggest legal cheerleader to date, Teresa Giudice seems to function better locked up than on the outside, where she is hoping to rejoin for a period of home confinement on December 23rd, to finish serving out her sentence for several counts of fraud.

 

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  • T’s Martini Lounge

    Prison is prison, its not a picnic. More PR BS!

    Next, she should teach the other inmates how to steal, fill out fraudulent loan apps and cheat the government! That is what she excels at, although she isn’t very good at it. Neither is Juicy.

  • This lawyer creeps me out big time. Everything that comes from this guy sounds like a lie.

    • WestCoastFeed

      He is just doing his job. There is a good reason why lawyers are called “mouthpieces” This is the PR tack they think will work best for her future.

      • twifan2

        What ‘future’ is that, WCF?

        • WestCoastFeed

          Her return to reality tv and the rebuilding of her empire. They actually think it is feasible. I don’t think it will work unless she shows that she has accepted responsibility and changes her ways. But I don’t think she believes that yet.

          • twifan2

            That ’empire’ has sunk lower than the Titanic! 😀
            How is she going to get around some the companies’ “morals clause”? Costco didn’t allow her to.
            Being called a ‘cutie’ from next Tuesday’ & brushing it under the rug isn’t exactly what a lot of females feel is ok to do. :/
            I don’t think she’ll ever believe it, WCF. It’s a concept foreign to her.

          • WestCoastFeed

            That’s just what I am waiting to learn. Is she capable of change? Will the prison term force her to do some serious self-examination?

          • twifan2

            I actually don’t think her prison term will change her. She believes she did no wrong. She doesn’t really know what ‘right’ is.

      • But I’ve never seen a lawyer act as a PR manager / PR agent. Seems like a conflict of interest to me.

        • WestCoastFeed

          No, it is part of any lawyer’s job. They always put their clients in the best possible light.

          • Not to this extent. He’s certainly crossed unethical boundaries.

    • twifan2

      Yep, this is what he reminds me of!

    • whose gonna do my hair!

      he looks like a crook too!

  • WestCoastFeed

    The upbeat spin is the official line since it comes from her lawyer. Who is feeding the gossip sites with the negative stuff? My instinct is that both takes on her situation come from Teresa promoters who want to keep her name prominent in the media until she is released. The hope is that way she can jump right back into reality tv. If her name were allowed to fade away, her hopes of returning would diminish.

  • WestCoastFeed

    It sounds like he has already applied to the court for that final 10% of time to be spent as house arrest. If so, shouldn’t there be some documentation somewhere to verify it. It just surprised me that this was something that he could request this early in her sentence.

    • I would think that 10% is purely speculative because anything (prison infraction) can occur between now and December that would compromise her early release.

      • WestCoastFeed

        Yes, that is what I thought, too. But he seems to see it as a done deal. But then I imagine the percentage of Club Fed inmates who lose their good time off is extremely miniscule.

        • I think many people have huge misconceptions of “club fed.” There is
          a new documentary about life inside Federal minimum security prison camps, including those for women starting tonight. I’ll be watching and I think it’s worth the watch. It premiers tonight at 10 pm EST on CNBC.

          • twifan2

            This one?

          • Yes! That’s it. Thanks Twi.

          • twifan2

            Saw a screening last week-it’s really good!

          • Yes and eye opening to what “club fed” is really like.

          • twifan2

            Take what Tre’s camp is putting out & apply the full opposite. You get a look at the truth!

          • twifan2

            Wait til you see the interviews Sorkin does at Danbury. :/

          • Can’t wait. I’m going to set my DVR for this show.

          • twifan2

            If ou miss it, it’s going to be repeat at least 3 more times tomorrow.

          • WestCoastFeed

            I’ll try to stay awake and watch. I am curious about Bernie Kerik, too.

          • twifan2

            It should be shown at 7pm (PT) there, WCF.
            Check your tv guide tho.
            ‘White Collar Convicts: Life On the Inside’-CNBC

          • WestCoastFeed

            I’ll check. I never watch CNBC. I didn’t know it ran live.

          • If you watch, share your thoughts.

          • twifan2

            He’s not a proponent of ‘club fed’.

          • Chloe

            Thanks, I’ll watch. I wouldn’t miss Caroline Manzo’s criminal bff, Bernie Kerik.

          • twifan2

            The interviews are GOOD!

          • WestCoastFeed

            He redeemed himself a bit when his first public remarks after release was an op-ed piece on the evil that mandatory drug sentencing has created.

          • Jersey

            Thanks for posting. I’ll be watching also. 🙂

    • cheryl

      In order for her to get that with the court, the address has to be given and the court approve. If she has an unstable or temporary housing they will not approve. With the house in foreclosure it could affect that. She will have to know where they are at with the foreclosure so the court knows. I know this from personal experience with my ex husband. The probation officer has to approve also and see the premises first.

      • WestCoastFeed

        Thanks, Cheryl. So, with the house in foreclosure, it sounds like his statement is a bit premature. Unless they have already made solid plans on where she will live upon release.

        • cheryl

          I know how it affected us with a federal judge and probation department in my state and a house that was on the market or in foreclosure was not considered a permanent address. I rented an apartment and had to vouch that he would live with me for the duration. And his probation officer came to inspect it.

  • italiano bambino

    I wanna see how she’s going to pay this IDIOT!!! cuz the banshee is broke

    • WestCoastFeed

      I think the blogsite that said brother Joey is paying his fees probably has it right.

      • twifan2

        I don’t think he has that kind of $$$, WCF.
        Especially with that lawsuit with the Greeks going on. He has to pay his own lawyer.

        • WestCoastFeed

          They just recently took another trip to the Caribbean. I don’t think they are hurting for money in the least. The only money the Greeks are going to get from that lawsuit is the fees they get from ROL for selling stories.

          • twifan2

            I think most of those trips, if not all, are paid for by the company that is using Melissa in an advertising campaign.

          • WestCoastFeed

            They have resumed construction on the Franklin Lakes house. However this is being built as a spec venture. Melissa says they intend to stay in the Montville home.

    • twifan2

      With her leftover Felonlini, Bam!
      & 25 lbs of homemade sausage! 😀

      • italiano bambino

        bunch of tasteless cheap wine LOL

        • twifan2

          It’s way toooooo sweet for me. :p
          Raspberry Schnapps!!!! 🙂

  • twifan2

    I wish I could be a fly on the wall to hear her give comprehensible instructions! 😀

  • Fritz the. At

    Love that she is teaching the other inmates her expertise.

    First you gotta get a copy machine, then you copy an old pay stub. Then youse guys get a marker and change it to be lots of money. Then youse copy it again. Youse guys also need to remember to go into an expensive store and buy lots of good stuff. Don’t worry guys, you will never pay so spend, spend, spend.
    Now youse got to get a loan to buy some houses, using the fake stuff I showed youse how to make. Youse all get the loans then youse take loans off the property. Don’t worry, youse not going to pay that back either. Stay with me here. Youse do this a million times and then you go get bankruptcy which is where youse don’t have to pay for anything.

    That is Teresa’s expertise.

    • Hahahaha! I LOVE this comment. Wish I could upvote it 100x. Brilliant, Fritz.

      • Fritz the. At

        Thanks Doc!

    • twifan2

      Make sure she supplies plenty of White-Out! 😉

    • fred

      and never admit to anything when caught!!!

    • Chloe

      According to her lawyer, she’s having a comfortable experience. All she will learn is to do a better job ripping more people off.

  • WestCoastFeed

    Vito Scalia’s bachelor party is this weekend at the Kentucky Derby. So Manzo’d with Children is being filmed now. The wedding must be soon. I would expect the wedding to be the season finale. If the story that RHONJ filming is being delayed, in part, because the same production company films both shows, it should mean that Bravo is gearing up for RHONJ right now. And contracts may already be signed.

  • Chloe

    Prison is not supposed to be comfortable. Leonard is sending the wrong message. I don’t take anything he says as credible anyway. His resume is less than stellar.

  • Dana

    I’m happy to read of her early release. She’ll grow from this and become even bigger star than she was before.

    • twifan2

      GURL! Step away from the Felonlini crap! :/

    • Bless your heart, Dana!

      • MidwestMiddie

        : )

    • WestCoastFeed

      Teresa is counting on there being thousand and thousands more who think as you do, Dana. I think she is wrong about the numbers, but what do I know about extrapolating from social media noise.

      • Norrth

        I think you are right on WCF! She has shown no regret or concern for those she has hurt. She’s done.

    • CNN

      You sound misguided and delusional.

  • stella love

    my phone rang, and so shockingly, it was my boyfriend who has not called me for past 4 years now, and made an apology for the heart break, and told me that he is ready to be my back bone till the rest of his life with me. DR HENRY released him up to know how much i loved and wanted him. And opened his eyes to picture how love much we have share together. As I`m writing this testimony right now I`m the most happiest girl on earth and me and my boyfriend is living a happy life and our love is now stronger than how it were even before our break up. So that`s why I promised to share my testimony all over the universe. All thanks goes to DR HENRY for the excessive work that he has done for me. Below is the AGAGULOVESPELL@GMAIL.COM Are you undergoing a heart break, and I assure you that as he has done mine for me, he will definitely help you too. that is his email address AGAGULOVESPELL@GMAIL.COM

  • stella love

    my phone rang, and so shockingly, it was my boyfriend who has not called me for past 4 years now, and made an apology for the heart break, and told me that he is ready to be my back bone till the rest of his life with me. DR HENRY released him up to know how much i loved and wanted him. And opened his eyes to picture how love much we have share together. As I`m writing this testimony right now I`m the most happiest girl on earth and me and my boyfriend is living a happy life and our love is now stronger than how it were even before our break up. So that`s why I promised to share my testimony all over the universe. All thanks goes to DR HENRY for the excessive work that he has done for me. Below is the AGAGULOVESPELL@GMAIL.COM Are you undergoing a heart break, and I assure you that as he has done mine for me, he will definitely help you too. that is his email address AGAGULOVESPELL@GMAIL.COM

  • TartLemon

    Leading the class would require Teresa putting together a string of complete coherent sentences. I can’t picture it.

    This lawyer is selling the PR his client (Teresa) wants out. The reports are from released prisoners who actually deal with Teresa face to face. I believe the co-cons before I believe anything this attorney says.

  • TartLemon

    Anyone ever see that bill of lading for the vat of wine that supposedly came from Italy? Any shipping documents? Tariff documents?

    I didn’t think so. Fraudsters, scammers. LIARS!

  • Norrth

    Yet, never a comment about how she regrets hurting people or how she plans to ever pay back the money she owes. Prison is just FUN FUN FUN!

    • Ilivehereandlikeit

      Oh Norrth, such a great point about the absence of remorse. She’s truly pathetic.

  • doggiedaddy

    I understand she’s found a cure for cancer too.
    Oh wait, that’s next weeks fake story.
    She’s such a trooper!!

    • Ilivehereandlikeit

      LMAO!!

  • Trippinhhard

    She should be scrubbing toilets with a toothbrush or mopping floor.. She get a job doing something she likes to do… Ugh
    When will anyone from her camp say anything about all the people she scammed and stole from.. She will most likely never apologize for all her stealing…

  • Trippinhhard

    I wonder is she concerned how this is affecting her father? She always used that as an excuse when fighting with her brother…

    • MidwestMiddie

      Excellent Point!!

      • Trippinhhard

        Teresa is only concerned about herself and her girls.. She really think all of this is Joe’s fault.
        Yea 15K a month she listed as her income, but what concerns me is that the banks never verified her income.. It makes me think someone from the inside they knew was signing off on these fraudulent loans…

  • MidwestMiddie

    Felon Teresa’s lawyer is selling prison ………… ugh!
    I wonder if Tre realizes her youngest daughters may be the ones listening to this
    toxic yammering?

    • Trippinhhard

      She only cares about getting good press at this time..
      Congratulations on your move..

  • MidwestMiddie

    Greetings!!!
    Finally on the road and tonight able to catch up with on reality news here at AATT.
    Be Well!!!
    Time for Bed!!
    Moving is exhausting and exciting.
    : )

    • Hey Middie! Thanks for checking in. I was wondering how your move was going. After you’re all settled in take a long nap. Keep us posted. Be well. xoxo

    • Sophia Z.

      Good luck with the move. Sounds exhausting. Where you going?

    • Ilivehereandlikeit

      Best wishes for a safe journey! What an exciting time for you!!!

  • Sophia Z.

    Where’s the part where Teresa shows remorse for her actions?

  • fred

    she is too freaking stupid to TEACH anything