The embattled 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' stars reportedly refuse to pay $5 tickets for the 30 members of their entourage.
Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe Giudice appeared to be embroiled in an argument with police over the weekend. According to TMZ, the couple had to face the cops after refusing to pay an entrance fee of $5 per person when hanging out on Ship Bottom Beach on Long Island.
"The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star was initially approached by a female teen beach worker. She allegedly asked for their "beach badges," which were basically proof that they had paid the tickets, but the group which consisted of 30 friends and family members flipped out.
The beach girl started crying when one member in the Giudice entourage yelled, "F*** you, f*** this we are not paying for the f***ing beach. This is a joke!" The family reportedly insisted on not paying any money but eventually gave in when the cops stepped in.
The Bravo stars are currently in bigger trouble with the law. They were indicted on 39 counts of "conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud."
They were accused of exaggerating their income when applying for loans prior to their 2009 debut on the Bravo show, and then hiding their assets when filing for bankruptcy a year later.
Joe, whose first name is Giuseppe, was also charged for failing to file tax returns from 2004 through 2008. He and his wife are facing years in jail and millions of dollars in fines if convicted. An Italian citizen, he is additionally in jeopardy of being deported.
They are currently free on a $500,000 bond each. They have pleaded not guilty to all charges. A trial is set for October 8 by U.S. District Judge Esther Salas.
Teresa's sister-in-law Melissa Gorga who is also a "Real Housewives" star recently weighed in on Teresa's major legal woes when attending the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. "We're always here for Teresa," she said. "She's very strong and has a lot of strength and at the end of the day, it's about those four babies and we're here for them no matter what. She knows that we're here for her."
Melissa herself was no stranger to financial trouble. Last year, she and her husband, Teresa's brother Joe Gorga, were reported owing $2.25 million in mortgage. They took out the loan in 2007 to refinance their house.
While Teresa filed for bankruptcy, Melissa opted to sell her properties to solve her problem. They put the house which they took out the mortgage loan for on the market, and sold their Montville Township mansion.