Teresa Giudice Speaks Out On Indictment, Will Plead Not Guilty

By: Andrea Simpson / July 29, 2013

Teresa Giudice is speaking out for the first time since she and her husband, Joe Giudice, were indicted Monday by feds, charging the reality couple with 39 counts of conspiracy to defraud lenders to illegally obtain mortgages, loans and hiding assets.

And she’s standing by her man.

“Today is a most difficult day for our family. I support Joe and, as a wonderful husband and father, I know he wants only the best for our lovely daughters and me,” said Teresa in a statement obtained by Celebuzz. “I am committed to my family and intend to maintain our lives in the best way possible, which includes continuing my career. As a result, I am hopeful that we will resolve this matter with the Government as quickly as possible.”

Teresa’s attorney Henry Klingeman has confirmed that the Real Housewives of New Jersey star will cop a plea of not guilty.

“Teresa will plead ‘not guilty,’” he said. “The judicial process that begins today with an indictment is a search for the truth. As it moves forward, we look forward to vindicating her.”

The reality couple is expected to make their first court appearance to face the charges on July 30 in Newark, New Jersey.