UPDATE: Joe and Teresa Giudice are free on $500,000 bonds each and were required to surrender their passports, with instructions not to leave the states of New Jersey and New York. The couple is scheduled to be arraigned in New Jersey in federal court on August 14.
Surrounded by media, Joe became combative and even swiped a photographer’s camera out of his way the NY Daily News reports.
“Calm down, Joe,” his attorney Miles Feinstein warned. “Don’t do that.”
His attorney added that the Real Housewives of New Jersey couple’s appearance is strictly routine and they are there to “set bail.”
Teresa’s attorney, Henry Klingeman, told USA Today that she will plead not guilty to the charges.
“They’re presumed innocent,” Feinstein said. “They maintain their innocence. They’re supporting each other.”
As RadarOnline.com reported on Monday, Joe and Teresa were charged with 39-counts of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, lying on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud. Joe is also being charged with failure to file tax returns for 2004 through 2008.
On loan applications, Teresa and Joe allegedly made up fake jobs and salaries to get larger loans. They also allegedly used fake documents in a conspiracy to get mortgages and loans they did not deserve.
The couple now faces up to 30 years in prison.