‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ stars indicted on additional fraud charges

Teresa Giudice, 41, and her husband Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice, 43, were indicted Monday on additional charges of bank fraud and loan application fraud, announced Attorney Paul J. Fishman in an official press release.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey couple were originally indicted with 39 counts on July 29, 2013; that included conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud, as well as charges against Joe Giudice for failure to file tax returns from 2004 through 2008.

On Monday, they were hit will two additional counts: one count of bank fraud and one count of loan application fraud. This amounts to a total of 41 counts against the pair.

"Counts Two and Eight of the superseding indictment are the new counts; arraignment on new charges is scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, before U.S. District Judge Esther Salas, Newark federal court."

Joe claimed in an interview with Andy Cohen on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live that his family has never lived beyond their means: "Whatever I could afford to buy I would buy. We work hard, so what, we are allowed to make money. It's part of that's what we do, I'm a business man and I make money.”