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Teresa Giudice And Joe Giudice Petition Judge For Separate Trials

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January 23, 2014 AT 6:52 AM
Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice may stand united, but they'd like to be tried independently. The Real Housewives of New Jersey stars face up to 50 years in jail for 41 counts of fraud. They filed motions to conduct separate trials in the federal indictment against them on Wednesday, Jan. 15. Former pizza parlor owner Joe, 43, maintains that Teresa, 41, had no knowledge or involvement in any criminal activity. He will only testify to that fact if a judge grants their request for separate trials. "He feels he has evidence that could exonerate her," Joe's lawyer, Miles Feinstein, told The Star-Ledger .