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Police: 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' couple's lawyer is not an attorney

Another day, another controversy involving a "Real Housewives" couple.

Police: 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' couple's lawyer is not an attorney

"The Real Housewives of New Jersey" cast members, from left, Melissa Gorga, Jacqueline Laurita, Caroline Manzo, Kathy Wakile and Teresa Giudice attend the Bravo Network 2013 Upfront on Wednesday April 3, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
"The Real Housewives of New Jersey" cast members, from left, Melissa Gorga, Jacqueline Laurita, Caroline Manzo, Kathy Wakile and Teresa Giudice attend the Bravo Network 2013 Upfront on Wednesday April 3, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Another day, another controversy involving a Real Housewives couple. Thankfully for Teresa and Joe Guidice, this news is unrelated to their recent legal woes.

Authorities say a 53-year-old man falsely represented himself as a lawyer to Jacqueline and Christopher Laurita, two cast members of the popular Bravo franchise, Real Housewives of New Jersey.

The Record reports that the man, Mark McGuire of Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, spent 45 minutes with the couple during their interview with police following an altercation in April at a salon opening in Ridgewood. McGuire drove off with the Lauritas after the couple's interview over the tiff.

Detectives later discovered that McGuire was not a lawyer, and he was promptly arrested last week and charged with "unauthorized practice of law."

The Lauritas are due in court on Sept. 26, alongside Joe Gorga, another cast member of the NJ Housewives and John Karagiorgis. Each individual will stand before a municipal court judge on assault and terroristic threat charges.

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