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There's more bad news for Teresa Giudice.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star has been fired by her legal crisis manager Wendy Feldman, who has worked with Giudice over the course of her recent legal battles—and it turns out a big reason behind their split was because of Teresa's recent prison request.

"Sadly, my time with Teresa and has come to an end. My client relationships are very important to me, however today's filing regarding Teresa's Bureau of Prisons designation request was not done with my knowledge or input," Feldman exclusively tells E! News.

The reality star recently submitted a letter to the judge asking that she serve her prison sentence at Danbury Federal Prison in Connecticut—the same prison that was the inspiration for Netflix's hit series Orange Is the New Black—to enable her to visit with her four children.

"I am not the consultant referred to in filing. This is clearly not the first time my advice has not been followed, but this is the time where the stakes are the highest," Feldman continues.
 
"Both for my clients and myself, I work hard to maintain a strong relationship with the Bureau of Prisons. As I've tried to instruct Teresa, this is a process that must be respected. A designation to a camp is a gift, not a requirement from the BOP and the judge. By making this request, Teresa has jeopardized months of work, months of preparation and in fact may jeopardize where she is ultimately designated or sent to.
 
"My ultimate responsibility is to all of my clients, not just to Teresa. I'm hopeful that, at some point, a change occurs and rehabilitation begins. My thought and wishes will always be with her children."

Giudice's camp was not immediately available for comment.

Teresa was sentenced to 15 months in prison on fraud charges earlier this month. She is due to surrender on January 5, 2015. Her husband Joe Giudice's 41-month sentence will not begin until Teresa's is finished so that one parent can remain at home to care for the children at all times.