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    Teresa Giudice and Husband Joe Giudice Arrive in Court to Answer Fraud Charges, Tussle With Paparazzi

    Teresa Giudice, Joe Giudice AP Photo/Julio Cortez

    Teresa Giudice and husband Joe Giudice are getting ready to face the music. 

    The Real Housewives of New Jersey stars showed up extra early to federal court in Newark, N.J., Tuesday morning for their scheduled hearing on their highly publicized fraud charges.

    And boy, did they know how to make an entrance.

    The Guidices were accompanied by Joe's mom, who was seen cussing at camera crews that swarmed around them. And at one point, Teresa's hubby even slapped a photographer's camera, prompting a warning from his attorney not to do that.

    COURT DOCUMENT: Read the 39-count indictment against the Giudices

    As for Teresa, she put on her best smile but declined to comment.

    The 39-count indictment announced against the couple on Monday accuses them of conspiring to defraud lenders and illegally obtaining mortgages and other loans, as well as allegedly trying to shield their assets and income during a bankruptcy case.

     

    NEWS: Real Housewives of New Jersey's Teresa Giudice shockingly calm over fraud charges

    The feds also claimed Joe failed to file tax returns from 2004 to 2008 at a time when he reportedly raked in nearly $1 million in income.

    If found guilty of the fraud charges, the reality-TV stars could face up to 30 years in prison

    —Additional reporting by Claudia Rosenbaum

     

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