Even though Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe are facing federal charges related to fraud and a possible 50 years behind bars, the couple maintains that they're still trying to set a good example for their children.
"The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star appeared at a book signing for her new hardcover "Fabulicious!-On-the-Grill: Teresa's Smoking Hot Backyard Recipes" at Posche Boutique in Wayne, N.J., earlier this week.
"I'm not going to stop working," Giudice stated, revealing desires to open a. "It's a good example to show to my daughters - that Mommy's a business woman and hopefully they'll follow in my footsteps," according to Entertainment Tonight.
"RHONJ" stars Joe and Teresa pleaded not guilty to multiple federal fraud charges including alleged conspiracy to defraud lenders and illegally obtaining mortgages, as well as allegedly hiding assets and income during a bankruptcy case, in a Newark, N.J., courtroom Wednesday afternoon.
The reality couple has been accused of exaggerating income when applying for loans and not disclosing full income amounts when applying for bankruptcy after they appeared on the "Real Housewives" reality show in 2009. Both husband, 43, and wife, 41, face a 39-count indictment according to reports.
In 2009 the couple filed for bankruptcy claiming over $10 million worth of debt. In an interview just after the filing, Teresa Giudice said on "The View" that she and her husband had run into trouble because tenants living in homes rented out by her husband had failed to pay rent in a downturned economy. The indictment includes conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud.
Court documents obtained and published by RadarOnline.com reveal Joe Giudice admitted to forging a mortgage in 2007 which could have led federal investigators to watch his business dealings closely over the past six years.