Two stars of the popular Bravo reality TV show
"The Real Housewives of New Jersey" pleaded guilty Tuesday to several federal fraud charges, including conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and lying on mortgage and loan applications.
Teresa Giudice, 41, released the following statement Tuesday, through her attorney, Henry Klingeman:
"Today, I took responsibility for a series of mistakes I made several years ago. I have said throughout that I respect the legal process and thus I intend to address the Court directly at sentencing. I will describe the choices I made, continue to take responsibility for my decisions, and express my remorse to Judge Salas and the public. I am heartbroken that this is affecting my family -- especially my four young daughters, who mean more to me than anything in the world. Beyond this, I do not intend to speak specifically about the case outside of court, at the recommendation of my attorney and out of deference to the Government and our legal system."