Though they love to brag about their fabulous lives both on and off the camera, most of the ladies of The Real Housewives of New Jersey have found themselves facing some serious financial troubles during their time on the show. Not all of their money messes are created equal. But from Jacqueline Laurita’s pricey tax lien to Teresa Giudice’s numerous pocketbook woes, we’ve gathered all of the biggest RHONJ financial scandals!
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Ahead of their sentencing for fraud and tax evasion in 2014, Teresa and her hubby, Joe Giudice, were hit with a $13 million dollar bill from their 2009 bankruptcy case. Their trustee attempted to get the debt erased by filing discharge papers, but a judge denied the request!
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And to pay off the $415,589 judgment they owe the government due to the their guilty pleas to their mortgage and bankruptcy fraud charges, NorthJersey.com reports that Teresa has agreed to give 25 percent of her income from Bravo to the federal government as well as sell the furniture in her home and a 2005 Maserati Quattroporte!
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Danielle Staub has quite a lengthy list of financial problems as well, including a federal tax lien from 2006 for $111,161 and a second tax lien filed against her by the IRS in 2007 for $130,577.
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Laurita also found herself in a pretty tight money situation when she faced a pending $85,127 tax lien from the IRS in 2014. The situation wouldn’t have been as dramatic had she not already been hit with a $338,337 state tax lien from New Jersey in early 2013. And along with her money troubles, she and her hubby, Chris Laurita, also put their $2.85 million mansion up for sale in 2014 after living in the home for close to 13 years. The listing came after they faced a foreclosure filing on the property in early 2013.
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And NJ.com reports that a second home owned by the couple is now being foreclosed on, a four-bedroom house they purchased in 2007 that has been in default since 2012. Ouchies!
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Caroline Manzo has had the IRS come for her as well! She faced a state tax lien in 2000 for $10,546.17. And she also has had several judgments against her, including one in favor of the Federal Mortgage Association for $148,000.
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Melissa Gorga and her husband, Joe Gorga, have also been rumored to be having serious money issues. The couple has faced reports they are living beyond their means and struggling financially despite the flashy image they portray on the show. But the two have knocked the rumors and say they are doing just fine! What do you think about the ladies’ of The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s money troubles? Tweet us @OKMagazine or let us know in the comments section below.