Life behind bars is a totally different reality show than “Real Housewives of New Jersey” Teresa Giudice ever pictured herself starring in. To go from a sprawling mansion surrounded by loved ones to a tiny cell with other convicted criminals is not what anyone dreams of. But did you know that Teresa should consider herself lucky?
That is what former inmate, Beatrice Codianni, who served 14 years at Danbury on racketeering and drug trafficking charges, is alleging. “This type of arrangement is practically unheard of.” She is referring to the fact that the judge allowed Teresa and Joe to serve their sentences consecutively, starting with Teresa serving her 15-month prison sentence. Something tells me Teresa won’t be sending a thank you letter to the judge any time soon.
“Most of the time when there are people like Teresa and Joe, a married couple both convicted of committing a federal crime, they would have to go in at the same time.”
But Codianni has a theory. She said,
“This is a special and extremely unusual arrangement and was given to them not because of their kids, but more because they are famous. Usually you both go. If you don’t have anyone taking care of the kids, they would go into foster care and after seventeen months, the kids would be put up for adoption.”
And Teresa thought her lawyers were lousy. At least they got her this “special arrangement.”
“Teresa and Joe are so lucky because at least she knows that her kids are in good hands, that he is taking care of them and that he will be bringing her girls to see her while she is in. And vise-versa. Most married couples who have ever been in situation were not so lucky, but they were also not famous.”
Tell us what you think. Do you think Teresa considers herself lucky or an unfortunate victim who didn’t deserve this because she didn’t kill anyone?
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