'Real Housewives' couple face sentencing for fraud

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NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 04: Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice are seen outside a federal criminal court, where they face mortgage and bankruptcy fraud charges on March 4, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images
NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 04: Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice are seen outside a federal criminal court, where they face mortgage and bankruptcy fraud charges on March 4, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images
NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 04: Teresa Giudice (L) and Joe Giudice leave court after facing charges of defrauding lenders, illegally obtaining mortgages and other loans as well as allegedly hiding assets and income during a bankruptcy case on March 4, 2014 in Newark, United States. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 20: Giuseppe 'Joe' Giudice (R) and wife Teresa Giudice arrive to Newark federal court on November 20, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. The two of the stars of the Bravo television show 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' are appearing in court to face additional charges of bank fraud and loan application fraud in addition to original charges of defrauding lenders, illegally obtaining mortgages and other loans as well as allegedly hiding assets and income during a bankruptcy case. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 20: Giuseppe 'Joe' Giudice (R) and wife Teresa Giudice arrive to Newark federal court on November 20, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. The two of the stars of the Bravo television show 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' are appearing in court to face additional charges of bank fraud and loan application fraud in addition to original charges of defrauding lenders, illegally obtaining mortgages and other loans as well as allegedly hiding assets and income during a bankruptcy case. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 20: Giuseppe 'Joe' Giudice (R) and wife Teresa Giudice arrive to Newark federal court on November 20, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. The two of the stars of the Bravo television show 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' are appearing in court to face additional charges of bank fraud and loan application fraud in addition to original charges of defrauding lenders, illegally obtaining mortgages and other loans as well as allegedly hiding assets and income during a bankruptcy case. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 14: Giuseppe 'Joe' Giudice (L) and wife Teresa Giudice appear in court to face charges of defrauding lenders, illegally obtaining mortgages and other loans as well as allegedly hiding assets and income during a bankruptcy case on August 14, 2013 in Newark, United States. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
THE VIEW - Actress Jane Lynch; Teresa Giudice, Dina Manzo and Melissa Gorga ('The Real Housewives of New Jersey') are guests today, Thursday, July 10, 2014 on ABC's 'The View.' 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images)
PARSIPPANY, NJ - JULY 13: Melissa Gorga, Amber Marchese, Teresa Giudice and Dina Manzo attend the 'Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Season Six Premiere Party on July 13, 2014 in Parsippany, New Jersey. (Photo by Manny Carabel/Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- 'Roses Are Red, Dina Is Blue' Episode 607 -- Pictured: (l-r) Amber Marchese, Teresa Giudice -- (Photo by: Mike Todaro/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
GARFIELD, NJ - NOVEMBER 11: Teresa Giudice attends the 'Goddess Night Out' event benefiting Project Lady Bug hosted by Dina Manzo on November 11, 2013 in Garfield, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
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Their grand entry was extravagant. 
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- 'Reunion' -- Pictured: Teresa Giudice -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Episode 11159 -- Pictured: (l-r) Teresa Giudice, Joe Giudice -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
EAST HANOVER, NJ - SEPTEMBER 03: Teresa Giudice attends her Fabellini Bottle Signing at Godfather Catering on September 3, 2014 in East Hanover, New Jersey. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A couple who appeared on the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" have arrived at a federal courthouse for their sentencing on conspiracy and bankruptcy fraud charges.

Teresa and Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice (JOO'-dys) are being sentenced in Newark.

The couple pleaded guilty in March, admitting they hid assets from bankruptcy creditors and submitted phony loan applications to get some $5 million in mortgages and construction loans.

Under federal sentencing guidelines, Joe Giudice faces a potential sentence of 37 to 46 months and Teresa Giudice could get 21 to 27 months.

Each pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and three types of bankruptcy fraud. Joe Giudice also pleaded guilty to failing to file a tax return for 2004.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

The married stars of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" are due for a dose of unscripted reality.

Teresa and Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice are scheduled to be sentenced Thursday on conspiracy and bankruptcy fraud charges in federal court in Newark.

The couple had pleaded guilty in March, admitting that they hid assets from bankruptcy creditors and submitted phony loan applications to get some $5 million in mortgages and construction loans.

Under federal sentencing guidelines, Joe Giudice faces a potential sentence of 37 to 46 months and Teresa Giudice could get 21 to 27 months, though the judge could deviate up or down from those ranges. Lawyers for Teresa Giudice, 42, remain hopeful that she may be spared a prison sentence and instead receive probation, noting the need to care for the couple's four young daughters.

Joe Giudice, who is an Italian citizen, could be deported upon completion of a prison term. His attorney has said that Giudice came to the U.S. as an infant and wasn't aware that he wasn't an American citizen.

Both Giudices pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and three types of bankruptcy fraud. Joe Giudice, 43, also pleaded guilty to failing to file a tax return for 2004, though he acknowledged he didn't file taxes on income of approximately $1 million between 2004 and 2008.

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