Your tip

Teresa Giudice ‘Lawyer Shopping’ To Find New Attorney Who Will Help Overturn Prison Sentence, Source Says

//teresa giudice new lawyer overturned sentencing pp sl

Oct. 14 2014, Published 3:57 p.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to XShare to Email
Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

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 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.”

Article continues below advertisement

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.

Judge Ester Salas cited’s reporting regarding Giudice’s pattern of deception as a key factor in deciding to send the mother of four to prison.

Teresa Giudice

“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 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.



More From Radar Online

    Opt-out of personalized ads

    © Copyright 2024 RADAR ONLINE™️. A DIVISION OF MYSTIFY ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK INC. RADAR ONLINE is a registered trademark. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.