Guidices Indicted by a Grand Jury by NoMoreDrama
The indictment against the Guidices is for conspiracy to obtain fraudulent mortgages, and for doing it through the use of US Mail, or another interstate carrier – which escalates it up to a federal charge. Grand Jury indictments are serious and they are in deep doo doo. Here are some highlights of the charges, but you can read the full thing here. It starts with the loan application fraud charges to multiple banks:
- In 2001 they submitted documentation (paystubs) that Teresa had been employed as an executive assistant for the last four years – with the monthly salary of around 3.700 per month. She was unemployed at the time. They received the loan.
- In 2004 they submitted a loan application that stated that Teresa owned her own business and drew a monthly salary of $14,700 – and had been doing that for 7 years. She was unemployed. They received the loan.
- In 2005 two loan apps were submitted – again with Teresa owning a business – this time for 6 years. They received the loan. She was still unemployed.
- In another loan app in 2005 they submitted falsified tax returns. Again they received the loan for $800,000.
- In 2006 another loan app with a fraudulent tax return. This one gave Juicy a quarter million line of credit.
- 2007 – another loan app with fraudulent tax returns and W-2′s – and another line of credit.
- 2008 – another loan app for a construction loan – again with the fraudulent docs. This time they got a loan for 1.7 million. This was repeated again in 2008 with another bank.
Then there is the bankruptcy fraud. Basically, during the bankruptcy filing, they failed to disclose numerous accounts and businesses stemming back several years – both related to Teresa’s emerging branding, and Joe’s rentals.
They also took oaths that they declared all their assets – so there are charges for that as well.
And then there are a bunch of charges for not submitting tax returns. This is ironic since they falsified tax returns to get mortgages.
That’s the gist of it.
This isn’t about paying off their debt – this is about fraud, and the feds have put together clear documentation of it happening over and over and over again. This has nothing to do with Bravo or their cast mates. This is all Juicy and Tree. Well Juicy. Who knows if Teresa understood what she was signing. I have to remind myself that in this country you are innocent until proven guilty, but frankly, I’m disgusted. I’m worn out by all the New Jersey cast members and their lawsuits and bankruptcies – but this is the first one that involves a grand jury and federal charges. I know many of you are strong Tree supporters and I’m curious what you think, so I’ve put up a poll.
Real Housewives of Orange County “An Immodest Proposal” by BB
(PS – I just heard from Stars and she’ll be back in action soon – NMD)
I have a confession to make. Even though I’ve been blogging the Real Housewives of Orange County blogs, I haven’t watched every episode this season. So if I happen to miss some nuance in this episode that is a holdover from something explained in a previous show, then I apologize in advance (and I’m sure someone will set me straight!).
Lydia and Alexis are at Vicki’s to see her newly remodeled house. There is nothing left that she and Donn bought together. She’s decided she wants to have a party to celebrate. She’s been inspired by their recent trip to Whistler so she’s going to have an outside Winter Wonderland themed party. Lauri will NOT be invited. Neither will Brooks (since he’s not welcomed there). Lydia requests that Gretchen be invited but not Slade. Lydia thinks Slade is OK until he opens his mouth. Vicki tells them one of her friends has sent her a link from Slade’s radio show where he’s made some not so very nice comments about her. They listen to it and Slade talks about someone from the show who’s not very well liked, who’s condescending and that someone made the comment “Tupperware Face,” referring to Vicki’s recent plastic surgery. Vicki utters words like “dark,” “the devil,” “disgusting” and “filthy.” Lydia says anytime Slade opens his mouth, he’s being a jerk. Well, Vicki will be inviting Slade to her party because he’s rude, classless and he’s not getting away with it this time. Can’t wait to hear screeching Vicki at her party because you know there’s going to be some screeching.
Terry comes home from work and greets his family. He and Heather decide to tell the kids that they’ve sold the house and will be building another, you know because they didn’t plan for the youngest and the bedrooms are not correctly aligned the way anal Heather wants them to be. Heather’s not sure how her oldest son is going to react since he likes order and routine (like her). Terry gathers them around tells the kids they will be living with another family. Ha, Ha! The kids aren’t that excited about building a new house. They convince the kids they will love the new house and Terry asks them what they would want in the new house. Nicky wants a bigger movie theater (the only they have now has 15 seats Heather wants us to know). One of them wants a bigger pool. Then they start getting silly and talking about jelly beans and chocolate. How sweet! (Gag!)
Slade and DJ Kelly are in the radio station bantering back and forth. Kelly plays the song Gretchen has recorded for Slade. It’s the beginning of her engagement plan. Slade asks “who is this, what is it? Is that G? What is this about?” Slade starts getting verklempt when the song says “Marry Me ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Ahhhhhhhhhhh!.” Slade wants to know if Gretchen’s there and what is going on. Kelly tells him it’s a set up and he needs to go meet Gretchen and give her his answer. Kelly gives him a tux to change into to go meet Gretchen.
Gretchen has set up a surprise party for Slade as part of her proposal. Their closest friends and family have been invited. Slade will be flown by helicopter and Gretchen will be waiting at the top of the building with engagement ring in hand. Slade calls his mom while he’s in the limo and wants to know if she’s talked to Gretchen lately. His mom plays dumb and says she doesn’t know anything. Gretchen hasn’t invited any of the OC cast. She wouldn’t invite Vicki because she’s never supported them as a couple. She’s also on the outs with Tamra, Heather and Alexis. In other words, she alienated everyone on the show. At least she recognizes the fact and doesn’t invite them for drama purposes. For that I thank her.
Gretchen’s parents show up while she’s getting her hair and makeup done in old Hollywood glam. Not a fan of the dress, but to each her own. She starts whining to her mom about their struggles, her past relationship with Jeff, and how nervous she is about taking that next step. Her mom tells her she’s made the decision and there’s no turning back. Gretchen asks her mom if she loves Slade and if he’s the right man for the rest of her life. It’s hard for her mom to say yes, but she is trying very hard to be supportive of her daughter. She tells Gretchen “it takes two” and to remember that. Don’t know if she was referring to Slade or Gretchen when she made that remark.
The helicopter arrives. It’s taken them four years to get to that point and they been through hell to get there according to Gretchen. Flashbacks to everyone telling her how wrong Slade is for her. She apologizes to Slade for getting cold feet about his previous marriage proposals. If Slade is her idea of perfect, she has set the bar pretty low. She tells him he is her future, the father of her children. She asks, “So what do you say, you want to do this?” He gets down on one knee and tells her it would be an honor and a privilege to have her be his wife. Gretchen is the woman of his dreams. (He should know, he’s sampled many, several from the show even.)
Tamra is at her unfinished fitness studio getting ready for the pre-sale membership event. I mean, it’s nowhere near ready, but they want to start selling memberships. They are setting up for vendors. They have fitness clothing without the company logo on them yet. Alexis shows up to support them. Tamra thinks it’s ironic that the last time Alexis was there, she kicked her out, now she’s welcoming her.
Meanwhile, back at the engagement party, Gretchen yells “He said yes.” The crowd cheers. Slade’s mom gives Gretchen a gift and welcomes her to the family. Gavin, Slade’s son is there. He tells them he’s very excited about it and excited about having a baby sibling. Gretchen’s dad welcomes Slade to the family. (This is killing Gretchen’s parents.) Gretchen calls Slade’s brother Kent the “Swamp People version of Slade.” Kent is not that handsome, I’ll admit, but something Slade and Gretchen have is common is they have no problem insulting other people. They think if they laugh while they are doing it, it’s OK, because they are only joking – right? Wrong! But they will be getting their comeuppance soon, very soon.
Back at Vicki’s they are preparing for the Winter Wonderland party that night. Vicki is micro-managing the guys setting it up. She wants no drama at her party. She’s knows she’s only fooling herself because drama follows her everywhere. Tamra is getting ready and Eddie tells her she looks good. Tamra says Eddie lets her be her own woman (Trampy Tammy) whereas Simon used to try to tell her how to dress. (Translation: Simon wanted her to dress age-appropriately and not look like a truck driver with tits.)
In their limo Gretchen tells Slade she looks pretty because she hasn’t had all kinds of crazy surgery. I find it so ironic that her face isn’t moving while she is talking. She looks so natural – NOT! They decide not to tell anybody at the party about their engagement because they don’t want the happy moment to be spoiled. Probably a smart move.
In their limo, Heather is upset with Gretchen but Terry is looking forward to seeing Slade. Heather’s still hung up on the Malibu Country thing.
In their limo, Jim, Alexis, Lydia and Doug are discussing Slade’s issue about hurting others with his comments. Lydia is going to try not to take anything Slade says personally because she has come to the conclusion that people usually make hurtful comments because they are hurting. We’ll see how long Lydia’s sentiment lasts.
In their limo, Tamra tells Eddie she’s not looking forward to any conflict with Gretchen. They arrive and Tamra is seeing baby Troy for the very first time. What a precious lump of baby! Tamra says she’s done having babies. She changes Troy’s diaper and it’s a messy one. Vicki thinks it’s funny that Troy did what Nana (or Nonna?) asked him to do – pooped on Tamra. Tamra gives Vicki a picture with a saying about true friends. They hug it out. They are friends for now. How long it will last is anyone’s guess.
Tamra is shocked to see Jim at the party. He usually makes a grand appearance then leaves. Tamra says maybe she’s not the only one who’s changed. Lydia thinks the party décor is (whisper) magical.
As all of them are sitting around, Vicky tells her friends she’s no longer going to hide Brooks (but she hasn’t told Brianna yet) and they are taking their relationship to the next level (not marriage) We all know how that turns out. Tamra warns Vicki about Brianna’s feelings and grudgingly supports her decision. Tamra tells them she and Eddie have set their wedding date. Then the conversation turns to Gretchen, who has yet to arrive. Alexis tells the women about her and Gretchen’s lunch and how they didn’t work things out. Tamra starts making comments about Gretchen. Then Gretchen and Slade arrive and they all suddenly clam up.
Next Monday is the season finale and sparks will fly, of course.
On the promo for Watch What Happens Live, Andy says he and Gretchen will surely be talking about Slade’s brother Kent. I will NOT be watching!
In case you missed the show – Boston has a photo recap for you …
Happy Birthday MarDrag
(I mistakenly thought it was her b-day a few days ago – but today is the day)