Teresa Giudice and her husband, Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice, were released on $500,000 bond each after making initial court appearances on Tuesday in Newark, N.J., to face federal fraud charges, People reports.
The stars of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" were ordered to surrender their passports and to confine their travels to New Jersey and New York. Joe Giudice could be deported to Italy if convicted because he is not a U.S. citizen.
They did not enter pleas.
They were charged in a 39-count indictment Monday with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud.
The couple are accused of exaggerating their income while applying for loans before their TV show debuted in 2009, then hiding their fortunes in a bankruptcy filing after their first season aired.
Authorities allege the couple submitted fraudulent mortgage and other loan applications from 2001-08, a year before their show debuted on Bravo. Prosecutors said the couple submitted fake W-2s, tax returns and bank account information to lenders.
Prosecutors allege the Giudices received about $4.6 million in mortgages, withdrawals from home equity lines of credit and construction loans.
The most serious charges the couple face, bank fraud and loan application fraud, carry a maximum potential penalty of 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine.
Joe, an entrepreneur, also failed to file tax returns for the years 2004 through 2008, when he is alleged to have earned nearly $1 million, prosecutors said. During that time his income allegedly fluctuated wildly; the indictment states he made $323,481 in 2005 and $26,194 in 2006.
Teresa's attorney, Henry Klingeman, said she would plead not guilty. Joe's attorney did not immediately return a message seeking comment.
In a statement, Teresa said she supports her husband and wants to resolve the charges as soon as possible.
"I am committed to my family and intend to maintain our lives in the best way possible, which includes continuing my career," she said.
A Bravo spokesman had no comment.
In their 2009 bankruptcy filing, the couple said they were $11 million in debt. They stated their monthly take-home pay was $16,583, but $10,000 was from "monthly assistance from family members" and Bravo income.
It also said they owed $2.2 million in mortgages, $13,000 to Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom and nearly $12,000 to a fertility clinic.
Cory Monteith may be gone, but he has certainly not been forgotten.
And the late "Glee" star is clearly on the minds of those putting together the upcoming 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards, E! News reports.
The annual event's executive producer, Ken Ehrlich, told Deadline that the show will include "something that reflects an homage" to Monteith, but added, "what the extent of that is, or how we're going to approach it ... well, it's too early to tell."
Ehrlich noted, "If Cory had passed away in March, we'd have had four months to look at this with a little more perspective. The reason we're getting all of this discussion now is because he passed away two weeks ago. But we are going to deal with it."
Meanwhile, the public relations company for the Emmy Awards tells E! News, "Plans for the In Memorium segment are still under discussion, as there are many television icons to remember this past year."
The 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will take place at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sept. 22.
Monteith was found dead in his hotel room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver on July 13. He was 31.
U.S. border agents say they found marijuana on a bus with singer Justin Bieber's tour as it crossed into Detroit from Windsor, Canada, the Associated Press reports.
According to The Detroit Free Press, U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Ken Hammond confirms the bus was stopped Sunday as it attempted to enter the U.S. on the Ambassador Bridge.
The singer was not on the bus at the time and performed later that night at Joe Louis Arena.
Hammond says a police dog indicated the presence of drugs on the bus and that drug paraphernalia and a small amount of marijuana were found. He says the bus driver was cited and that the bus and its passengers were allowed to go.
Gavin MacLeod jauntily helmed "The Love Boat" for nine seasons, but the 82-year-old's upcoming autobiography, "This Is Your Captain Speaking: My Fantastic Voyage Through Hollywood, Faith & Life," reveals that his real life wasn't always quite so sunny and carefree, People reports.
Despite securing a spot in television history with his roles as Captain Merrill Stubing and Murray Slaughter on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," the book, out Oct. 22, also chronicles darker times, which include a battle with depression and alcoholism. (He got sober in 1974.)
He suffered two heart attacks and watched two marriages crumble, only to remarry second wife Patti Steele. These days, he's happily steered his life into calm and happy waters through his deep faith.
"I've gotten to do what I wanted to do. I've been a captain!" MacLeod writes. "I've been given this incredible gift of life and now I want to use it to give back. That's why I'm sharing my story here, the fun parts and even some not-so-fun parts, in the hopes that maybe someone will take a nice walk down memory lane with me - and maybe I'll even give someone a little bit of hope."
Tara Reid is more than welcome to take a bite out of the "Sharknado" sequel, People reports.
Despite a report stating otherwise, the buzzed-about SyFy flick's producer David Latt tells The Hollywood Reporter, "Tara is invited back."
And the former "American Pie" star, 37, confirms on Twitter: "Everyone that is saying I got cut, that is not true #liars."
But even though she's been asked to reprise her role as Ian Ziering's ex-wife April, Reid isn't sure she wants to come back.
"There is no script for 'Sharknado 2,' " she says. "Until I read it, then I will make a decision."people