In a move bound to draw criticism from those who think there is a two-tiered system of justice, the woman dubbed the “Real Fraudwife” — Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice — has been granted special permission to leave her home state, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.
The judge overseeing her 39-count fraud indictment is allowing Teresa, 41, and husband Joe to make a special appearance at the Pangaea Nightclub at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla.
The Giudice’s outing to Pangaea is being billed as “Absolutely Fabulous” where women can snare “complimentary fabelinis” — Teresa’s signature drink — from 10 p.m.
Despite previously being ordered not to leave the states of New Jersey and New York, the potential jailbirds are allowed to travel, RadarOnline.com has confirmed via court paperwork, provided they give the court 72-hours notice before doing so and are then granted approval to do so.
“My client is allowed to leave the New York/New Jersey area, if she gives the court notice, 72 hours before traveling and gets approval. She is in full compliance with terms of her bond,” Teresa’s attorney, Henry Klingemen, told Radar.
The couple previously had to surrender their passports and aren’t allowed to leave the country.
The Giudices were indicted on 39 charges last week on bank and bankruptcy fraud charges. Joe is also charged with failing to file tax returns from 2004 to 2008.
Law enforcement authorities claim the controversial couple filed fraudulent mortgage and other loan applications from 2001 to 2008, a year before their show debuted. Prosecutors said the couple submitted fake W-2s, tax returns and bank account information to lenders.
They also allege the Giudices received about $4.6 million in mortgages, withdrawals from home equity lines of credit and construction loans.
Speaking about the trip to Florida, a spokesperson for the United States Attorney’s Office told Radar: “Under the terms of their bail package, if they want to travel outside of New Jersey and New York, they have to get prior approval from the U.S. Pretrial Services Agency.”