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Teresa Giudice Pays $200,000 In Restitution Fees

Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice has paid $200,000 in restitution she was ordered to have in hand at the day of her sentencing for mortgage and bankruptcy fraud in federal court nearly two weeks ago. The North Jersey reports that the $200,000 will go toward the $414,588 in restitution that Teresa and her husband Joe have been ordered to pay.

As part of their plea deal, Teresa had been told to pay the $200,000 either before or at sentencing. Judge Salas said she didn’t understand why the funds weren’t secured in advance, given that the couple had months to prepare, but one of her attorneys told the judge at the sentencing that he was waiting for the checks to clear.

About $150,000 was secured through a contract advance of Teresa’s, while the remaining $50,000 was obtained from a friend as a loan, he said.

Eric Breslin, one of Teresa’s lawyers, said on Tuesday that the $200,000 demanded by the court was paid on Oct. 6. But he declined to provide details about the contract advance.

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