Teresa Giudice begs court for more leniency

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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)
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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)
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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. 
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Teresa was sentenced to 15 months in prison after pleading guilty to 41 counts of fraud. The 'RHONJ' star hasn't started serving her time behind bars yet, but she's already asking for changes to her sentence, according to a new report.

Teresa Giudice, 42, is used to special treatment on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, so we're not too shocked that she's allegedly asking to downgrade her jail sentence and spend it in a halfway house instead of in the big house. Unfortunately, her reported plea for leniency may have made things even worse because prosecutors in her case are allegedly fuming over her request for special treatment.

Even after Teresa and her husband, Joe Giudice, 42, plead guilty to 41 counts of fraud, she still reportedly expects to be treated like a star. Teresa allegedly sent a letter to the judge begging for mercy.

Instead of spending 15 months behind bars, TMZ reports that Teresa has asked the judge to allow her to serve 12 months of her sentence in a halfway house.

And the prosecutors in her case are seriously unimpressed with her request! They have allegedly written an angry letter in response, claiming that the judge was clear - Teresa needs prison punishment, and nothing less.

It's even more shocking that Teresa would be asking for special treatment, considering the judge was already very compassionate.

Instead of forcing Teresa and Joe to be locked up simultaneously, Teresa will serve her sentence first, while Joe takes care of the kids. When her sentence is finished, he'll take his turn. That way, a parent is always in the home with the children!

Teresa will start her sentence on January 5, after the holidays. Seems like a pretty good deal to us, considering the 41 counts of fraud that Teresa and Joe racked up.

But what do you think? Should Teresa get special treatment and be allowed to serve most of her sentence in a halfway house? Or should she spend it all behind bars? Let us know!

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WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Episode 11159 -- Pictured: (l-r) Teresa Giudice, Joe 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)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Episode 11159 -- Pictured: (l-r) Teresa Giudice, Joe Giudice -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Episode 11159 -- Pictured: Teresa Giudice -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Episode 11159 -- Pictured: (l-r) Andy Cohen, Teresa Giudice, Joe 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)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Episode 11159 -- Pictured: (l-r) Teresa Giudice, Joe Giudice -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 02: Joe Giudice (2nd from L) and wife Teresa Giudice arrive for sentencing at federal court in Newark on October 2, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 02: Joe Giudice (2nd from L) and wife Teresa Giudice arrive for sentencing at federal court in Newark on October 2, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 02: Joe Giudice (L) and wife Teresa Giudice arrive for sentencing at federal court in Newark on October 2, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 02: Joe Giudice (9th from L) and wife Teresa Giudice arrive for sentencing at federal court in Newark on October 2, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 02: Teresa Giudice (2nd from L) and Joe Giudice leave after being sentenced at federal court in Newark on October 2, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 02: Teresa Giudice (L) and Joe Giudice leave after being sentenced at federal court in Newark on October 2, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 20: Teresa Giudice (R) and her husband Giuseppe 'Joe' Giudice leave 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 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 August 14, 2013 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 - AUGUST 14: Giuseppe 'Joe' Giudice (L) and wife Teresa 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 August 14, 2013 in Newark, United States. (Photo by Mike Coppola/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)
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)
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 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- 'Get to the Punta!' Episode 317 -- Pictured: (l-r) Teresa Giudice, Giuseppe Gorga (Photo by Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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