Teresa Giudice has been spotted lawyer shopping all over the Tri-State area in hopes of getting her prison sentence overturned, as the reality star plans on filing legal documents this week to support her position.
"Teresa has been meeting with numerous lawyers since being sentenced in 15 months. She believes that more could have been done to persuade the judge to give her house arrest or probation,” a source tells RadarOnline.com exclusively. “Several lawyers that have met with Teresa have conveyed to her that under terms of the plea deal she signed, any appeal would automatically be rejected.”
But the reality star has apparently been told that an overturned prison sentence is wishful thinking!
“Teresa was advised that any lawyer telling her the judge would toss out the prison sentence isn't being honest with her. Teresa plans on filing new financial disclosure forms, fully detailing her financial assets," the source added.
“For a moment, I thought about probation, and house arrest, instead of jail time,” Judge Esther Salas admitted at the sentencing. “For a moment. I considered probation with confinement. But the behavior you engaged in greatly offended the court.”
Her comments were in reference to an apparent lack of transparency in the list of assets that the Giudices submitted to the court, which cited the value of Teresa’s jewelry collection, for example, as $0.
Prosecutors apparently found that suspicious, and brought with them to the proceedings a copy of a Radar report from August 19.
The time for Teresa to disclose "her financial assets has now passed. Trying to rewrite history and now come clean is just too late. It's astonishing that Teresa would actually do this," the source added.