'Real Housewives of NJ' stars back in court

Two stars of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" are due back in court.
Teresa and Guiseppe "Joe" Giudice are scheduled to enter a plea before a federal court judge Wednesday afternoon.

FILE - This Sept. 13, 2009 file photo originally released by Oral-B Pulsonic shows "Real Housewives of New Jersey" stars, Teresa Giudice, left, and her husband Joe Giudice at the Caravan Fashion Show sponsored by Oral-B Pulsonic in New York. Teresa and Giuseppe �Joe� Giudice were charged in a 39-count indictment handed up Monday, July 29, 2013, in Newark, N.J. The two are accused of submitting fraudulent mortgage and other loan applications from 2001 through 2008, a year before their show debuted on Bravo. Prosecutors say they made false claims about their employment status and salaries. (AP Photo/Oral-B Pulsonic, Gary He)

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two stars of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" are due back in court.

Teresa and Guiseppe "Joe" Giudice are scheduled to enter a plea before a federal court judge Wednesday afternoon.

Lawyers say both are expected to plead not guilty.

Both were indicted last month on federal fraud charges.

They were charged in a 39-count indictment with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud.

The couple is accused of exaggerating their income when applying for loans, then hiding their improving fortunes in a bankruptcy filing.

They are accused of submitting fraudulent mortgage and loan applications and fabricating tax returns and W2 forms.

Prosecutors allege Joe Giudice also failed to file federal tax returns from 2004 to 2008.

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