Kim G’s Friend, Monica Chacon, Says She’s Been Working with Federal Investigators for Four Years to Nab the Giudices
After the story broke that Joe and Teresa Giudice were indicted for fraud and released on $500,000 bond each, Kim Granatell (Kim G) — who is Kim D’s sister-in-law — celebrated by poking fun of Teresa on Twitter. Her hatred for Teresa stems from Teresa joking during RHONJ season 2 about Kim’s “old lady butt crack” on the stripper pole with Danielle Staub. Teresa also referred to Kim as “elderly” and called her “Kim Grannytell.”
The following are Kim G’s tweets directed at Teresa on July 30, 2013:
@Teresa_Giudice in jail without makeup-SCARY! Mascara is a toothbrush dipped in ink, eyeliner is a #2 pencil @realitytea @celebritymagnet
The Do’s and Don’t list. Coming live from a real prison inmate @teresaguidice @realitytea @celebritymagnet @swimmie2009
Stay tuned for my Helpful Hints for being in prison. @celebritymagnet @swimmie2009 @realitytea @bravoandy
Btw @teresaguidice II have an Orange Hermes Birkin bag to match your orange jumpsuit. @celebritymagnet @jaclaurita @realitytea
Teresa, make sure you stock up on toilet paper. U r only allowed one roll per week in prison. @celebritymagnet @realitytea @bravoandy
God is good. Finally, justice shall prevail
No toenail clippers in prison @Teresa_Giudice so start chewing @Realitytea @celebritymagnet @NaughtyNiceRob @HuffPostCeleb @swimmie2009
@Teresa_Giudice Get ready-Only 5 articles of clothing washed over + over, watch out for broom handles, hope U like bologna @celebritymagnet
@Teresa_Giudice Your ugly 1000 count sheets will soon be like gauze + your stolen @PaylessShoes will be slip-on sneakers @celebritymagnet
Hey Tom, @Teresa_Giudice will be wearing pants that read INMATE instead of FABULOUS @celebritymagnet @JacLaurita @PageSix @Realitytea
Kim G tagged self-proclaimed “celebrity magnet” Tom Murro (her good friend, pictured with her above, who is also a friend of the Manzos and Lauritas), tagged Reality Tea, and Jacqueline Laurita in her tweets — tagging Jacqueline speaks volumes.
Kim G is Jacqueline’s friend and neighbor — could Jacqueline have been helping Monica Chacon and the federal investigators? During the taping of season 4, Jacqueline and the other cast members tried very hard to get Teresa to admit to being paid for magazine covers and articles and consistently asked her about financial matters when Bravo’s cameras were rolling.
Below are Kim G’s tweets to Jacqueline on October 20, 2011, where she says, “So glad Jacqueline, myself and Tom Murro converse everyday… oh, I forgot, Monica too!”
Update July 31, 2013: Kim G included Danielle Staub in one of her tweets on July 31, 2013, and Danielle replied back, “Keep my name out of your filth”:
Kim Granatell @Kimgranatell
@Teresa_Giudice – I know @daniellestaub is celebrating, rightfully so. @celebritymagnet @radar_online @OKMagazine @usweekly @BravoAndy
9:05 AM – 31 Jul 13
danielle staub @daniellestaub 2h
@realmrhousewife @Kimgranatell keep my name out of your filth
11:26 AM – 31 Jul 13
Kim Granatell @Kimgranatell 2h
@daniellestaub Since when did you reform? I own you rent. @celebritymagnet @Realitytea @swimmie2009 @radar_online @TMZ
11:41 AM – 31 Jul 13
Update July 31, 2013: On July 31, 2013, Jacqueline called out Kim G for her tweets directed at Teresa:
Jacqueline Laurita @JacLaurita
Hey @Kimgranatell ! I haven’t seen you in 2 years,U have been MIA, until now. U r very vocal. I know you never… http://fb.me/108eQdByr
Jacqueline Laurita @JacLaurita
Hey @Kimgranatell ! I haven’t seen you in 2 years,U have been MIA, until now. U r very vocal. I know you never cared… http://say.ly/gUo6oqG
Kim G’s friend Monica Chacon (seated far right in the photo below) told RadarOnline on July 30, 2013, that she has been working with federal investigators over the past four years to nab the Giudices (so would that make her a snitch, rat, narc, fink?).
Monica’s husband, William Saracino of Totowa, NJ, is the attorney for Joe Giudice’s former business partner, Joseph Mastropole, who sued Joe and Teresa in 2007 for $260,000, the debt due in a business divorce agreement. Mastropole accused Juicy of forging his signature on documents to discharge a mortgage on property they jointly owned for the purpose of refinancing the property to garner funds (Juicy admitted in court to forging his signature).
Juicy forged Mastropole’s signature on the discharge of a mortgage for 17 Webster Place, and in June 2007, refinanced the mortgage on the property, whereby a preexisting $994,565 Astoria Federal mortgage was replaced with $1,675,000 of Dominion mortgages.
Juicy admitted that he forged the signature but testified that on any occasion Mastropole had authorized him to sign his name to documents (on camera in season 4, Juicy said he had his implied permission to do so, or something to that effect), which Mastropole denied, testifying that Juicy signed his name without his knowledge or authorization. Juicy also admitted during his testimony to forging the notary’s signature and the notary seal.
Juicy was found liable in court for the debt in the amount of $255,000 (Juicy went to Mastropole at some time in December 2007 and gave him a $5,000 payment, attributed by Mastropole to relate to an earlier vehicle transaction, but credited against the $260,000 debt by the awarding court in the judgment of October 23, 2009).
The judge wrote: “The Giudice forgery under the circumstances established in this proceeding leads to the clear conclusion that J. Giudice defrauded Mastropole. That conclusion justifies excepting Mastropole’s claim from any bankruptcy discharge of J. Giudice which might eventuate.”
Public records show that there is still an open judgment of $255,000, meaning he has not paid Mastropole.
You can read the opinion letter on the case here, which was written by the bankruptcy judge (at the time the case was before the court, in December 2010, Juicy had not withdrawn his bankruptcy petition, and Mastropole was suing so that the debt due him would be excepted from bankruptcy discharge). The letter is very damning against Juicy. The judge writes: “The extraordinary web of lies and misrepresentations woven by Giudice to implement and cover his misconduct reflects on his approach to business matters, and suggests his disregard for legal restraints which would bind others.”
Update July 31, 2013: Monica spoke with RadarOnline again on July 31, 2013, and said the following about the Giudices:
According to attorney Monica Chacon, who represented Joe’s former business partner Joe Mastropole in a 2007 fraud case, Joe allegedly used “gang” tactics to intimidate her and her client.
“Someone blew out seven windows at our office the same day we filed in court,” she claims. “They were shooting slingshots with marbles. Of course we didn’t catch Joe doing it, but my and my husband’s office and Joe Mastropole’s office were both targeted the same day we filed in court. It wasn’t a coincidence.”
“You see a lot of different types of people when you’re a lawyer, but these two … I don’t know if they’re just that dumb, or if they’re crazy smart.”
“They just don’t care!” Chacon says. “They do what they want, and they say what they want, and figure that someday they’ll deal with the implications.”
“Even Al Capone didn’t go down for murdering people, he went down for tax evasion!” Chacon laughs.
But despite rumors, she says that Joe and Teresa definitely don’t have mafia ties.
“They have an inner-city, gang mentality,” Chacon explains. “They’re like people who have nothing to lose. That’s what you’re dealing with. It’s crazy.”
The following is an excerpt from the July 30, 2013 RadarOnline article where Monica says she has been working with the feds to nab the Guidices.
A lawyer who worked to have them found liable for fraud back in 2007 tells RadarOnline.com that she feels vindicated — and even a little bit pleased.
“It does feel good,” attorney Monica Chacon tells RadarOnline.com exclusively. Chacon represented Joe’s former business partner Joe Mastropole when he sued Giudice for fraud in 2007.
“The work we put in to make sure the judge recognized they were committing fraud ultimately resulted in them withdrawing their petition [and tipping off the feds],” she explains. “It’s been a long road.”
In fact, Chacon says, she’s been aiding federal investigators in their work to nab the Giudices for years. “Our office has had calls from some federal agencies over the past four years,” she reveals. “You don’t think it’s gonna come to anything and then finally [it happens].”
Still, she says, “Teresa and Joe’s true day of reckoning is yet to come. The federal case is still ongoing. To actual vindication, I think it will be a long road.”
“But finally it feels like people are opening their eyes to the situation after so many years,” Chacon says. “Little by little, the truth is starting to come out. They’re starting to show who they really are and what they are about.”
“Everybody around her knows they’re sleazy,” Chacon insists. “I think that their fans must be from anywhere but New Jersey!”
Monica was Kim G’s guest at the Gorga’s Christmas party in their home during season 3 episode 10 (photos below) — she introduced herself as “the lawyer suing Teresa.” She is the “lawyer” the Gorgas like to boast about kicking out of the party to appease Teresa — Teresa was upset that Monica was there, in her brother’s house, because the two had a verbal altercation at the court house earlier that day.
According to an insider, both Bravo and Melissa invited Monica to the party, although, during the episode, Melissa denied even knowing her.
During season 3 episode 10 (Melissa’s Christmas party), Melissa first claimed, “I don’t even know who the woman [Monica] is, so why is she in my house?” Then she feigned surprise recognition when Kim G said to Melissa, “Say ‘hi’ to Monica again.” Melissa quickly regrouped and said, “I think I met you at the fashion show.”
Lets flashback to some older articles at FW where Monica Chacon is mentioned. The following are excerpts from those articles.
“This is how Don C works. She planned to humiliate Kim G, who Missy and Bravo TOGETHER invited with Monica Chacon. Don C turned on Tre because she is pissed at Dina and taking it out on Tre. She is angry that Tre does not jump when she speaks ala Jac. Don expects everyone to listen to her, and when they don’t, all hell breaks loose. This is why she likes Missy, who only kisses Don’s ass to spite Tre.
“Kim G. did not invite me to Melissa’s party,” said Monica Chacon, who is outraged over having been set up for a public fallout. “I went as Kim’s guest after a producer of ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey’ invited me to a charity event, supposedly with the consent of the hostess, Melissa Gorga.” I was also assured that Teresa would not be at the event since she and Melissa did not get along. Without getting into specifics which are irrelevant at this point, Bravo should be ashamed of themselves for setting someone up who did not sign up to be a part of the show or have a venue with which to defend myself. There are always three sides to every story. But as far I knew, I was simply going as a guest to a charity event. It is unbelievable how everything unfolded.”
Comment by Lee on May 15, 2012 (originally posted at AllAboutTRH.com):
Teresa’s bankruptcy was exposed by Danielle at the 1st Posche fashion show (season 2) when she said Teresa’s house was in foreclosure (Melissa fed Danielle this information, which was a lie). After that episode aired, the wave of articles on the web and the magazines started. Monica Chacon, who was the lawyer representing Joe Giudice’s partner, fed a lot of dirt to Kim G, and she, in turn, fed it to Danielle and the bloggers. When they were ready to film season 3, Teresa was forced to talk about it because the Bravo producers invited Monica to the 2nd Posche Fashion show and the Gorga’s Christmas party. Remember when Monica introduced herself to Melissa and Kathy as the lawyer suing Teresa. Let’s not forget, the Wakiles and the Gorgas were asked to be on the show if they would address Teresa’s personnel finances.
Reality Tea on August 8, 2012:
Kim Granatell returned to the show in snippets for Season 3. She appeared at Melissa Gorga‘s Christmas party with Monica Chacon and was asked to leave. Kim G insists the producers put a lot of pressure on her to make that cameo. And they were texting her to appear at the season 4 Posche Fashion Show, among other things.
Click on the link below to see her tweets about the season 4 Posche Fashion Show:
Adios Lunatic, Guest Blogger on FameWhorgas, October 14, 2012:
In order to understand this season, we need to revisit the Gorga’s Christmas party in season 3. We all remember what happened to Kim G, correct? She was thrown out, her and the rat attorney [Monica Chacon] she brought with her. And no one likes a rat, or Kim G, for that matter… Kim G was a sacrificial lamb. Gladly sacrificed by the cast and the producers. She must have been a huge pain to the producers, trying to wriggle her way on to the show constantly. The producers had enough on their plates with the Gorga/Manzo/Laurita/Wakile clown posse, so they needed to ensure they would embarrass Kim G enough so that she will never darken their door again.
The producers had in mind, later in the season finale at the Posche Fashion Show (PFS), how they were going to utilize the “action” of Monica Chacon being thrown out of the Christmas party; however, the cast was not aware that this was the producers’ end game.
Back in season 3, Kim G brought the attorney turned rat, Monica Chacon, with her to the party [that is what the producers told her to do – see “related” story at the end of this article]. Even though Monica was asked to leave for EVERYONE’S benefit, I don’t think Teresa’s feelings were foremost in anyone’s minds — the producers, possibly, but no one else.
I believe Melissa was told by the producers that if she asked Monica Chacon to leave her Christmas party, they would make nice for Melissa somewhere else. And Kim G, who came bearing a BIG gift wrapped as the rat attorney [of Juicy’s former business partner], was shocked and dismayed when she was later thrown out — she thought she would be welcomed (she knows that Melissa hates Teresa) for bringing someone who Teresa just had a confrontation with at the court house, but was thrown out instead because of Caroline Manzo’s dislike for her.
A day after we reported on the drama that took place during the annual Posche Fashion Show on Tuesday night, we now have more details on what really went down thanks to an insider who was not only at the event, but is actually close with the cast members. According to the insider, Monica Chacon was NOT at the event, and neither was Kim G. though the producers of the show wanted her there and even invited her. Kim G. however sensed the set up and declined the invite which in itself is quite shocking.
The fringe player from RHONJ seasons past talks to RadarOnline.com about the night of the women’s reunion… the night from which Jacq was glaringly absent. Kim G reveals, “Jacqueline seemed so traumatized that night, so we sat on my couch, had a few shots of Cafe Patron and chatted ‘til 3 a.m., Jacqueline telling me that she hated Teresa Giudice, and that I had been right about her all along.” At least you’re not tooting your own horn, Kim!
I’m not going to say that I think Kim G. was right all along, because let’s be honest, she just wants air time. However, I do believe that Jacqueline was in need of a lot of Patron that night! Kim shares with the site, “She was crying and completely broken over the mess the show had become and I was comforting her.”
Kim continues, explaining, “Jacqueline said she didn’t trust anyone, and she was very disappointed in Teresa.”
Oh yeah…your a hypocrite and a pot stirrer. Jacqueline knew Kim G and that Murro guy sent the pictures of Joe Guidice cheating, she knew that Kim G has said nasty things about Caroline, Kim G went to court with Danielle to press charges against Ashley, Kim G brought Monica Chacon to Melissa’s party…..yet Jacqueline talks, tweets and engages Kim? Jacqueline interviewed and even retweeted the guy that sent those photos of Joe Guidice to the gossip mags……um yeah. I am guessing that is why Teresa felt that Jacqueline was involved in the photo scandal as she is so buddy buddy with the culprits who hurtfully did this.
Jacqueline knows what Teresa is all about..she admitted to me, I was right all along!
InTouch Mag: Teresa’s husband and his latest GF. Thanks to Tom Murro and myself for having those photos! Jacqueline nothing to do with them.
And I know Jacqueline will be thrilled!
Oh and I forgot Monica Chacon..my fabulous lawyer who so wants to bring Teresa down..and will! Don’t mess with my Cuban GF!!
Oh what a wealth of knowledge..and so much more to come!
So glad Jacqueline, myself, and Tom Murro converse each day…oh I forgot Monica (Chacon) too!!
Kim G wants to be a reality TV star. The following are excerpts from some stories about her quest.
Lord help us all, the biggest Real Housewives of New Jersey famewhore to ever hit the garden state (or Bravo) is unleashing a new book upon us. Yes, yes… if you thought the literary prowess of Danielle Staub was paltry, feast your eyes on Kim Granatell‘s attempt!
Kim’s book will detail her experiences on RHONJ of course, the implosion of her marriage, why she was so crazy, and her new life as an ex-wife starting over. I don’t think all the words in the world could explain why Kim is so nuts, but ok.
Kim says she was forced to start over once her husband left her and the show ruined her reputation, but it was all a blessing in disguise. ”Everybody had the wrong idea about me because of what they saw on ‘reality’ TV,” Kim asserts. Afterwards, “I became very isolated.”
Love her or hate her, you know Kim Granatell (aka Kim G) brings the drama to New Jersey! The last we heard, Kim was working on a book (Amazon is going to be bursting with RHONJ cast members in 2013) and she was in talks to branch off to another reality TV show and leave those NJ Housewives behind. True to her word, Kimmy G is attached to the new show “The New Jersey Socialites”. This won’t be your typical “I’m so rich and fabulous yet the bank just put a lock on my front door in real life” type shows. It’s set to be a competition style series – for charity! Check out the full press release below!
What do strippers, Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Kim Granatell and the hit HBO show The Sopranos have in common? A new reality show heading our way: “The Real Girls of the Bada Bing”. The Real Girls Of The Bada-Bing follows the everyday lives of the strippers/exotic dancers who work at Satin Dolls (the club used as the Bada Bing on The Sopranos). Where does Kim G fit into all of this? Don’t worry, she’s not climbing a pole! Kim is actually an associate producer and the resident den mother, trying to help some of the girls. The show is described as a little “Jersey Shore meets the Housewives meets the Sopranos”.
Kim G, been banned from RHONJ, is desperate for attention.
Kim Granatell is, like, desperate for some attention. Like really, really desperate. Pay attention to her puh-lease, Andy Cohen! The wannabe Real Housewives of New Jersey star continues her reign of terror by speaking out against the woebegone Teresa Giudice. Poor Teresa – she hasn’t a friend in the world. Oh, except for her makeup artist!
In Kim G.’s latest assault on reason and sanity, she announces that Teresa is just as guilty as her husband Joe Giudice and deserves jail time as well!
“I hope the judge throws the book at him,” former Real Housewives of New Jersey star Kim Granatell exclusively told RadarOnline.com. Kim clashed with most of the women and is no longer on the hit Bravo reality show, but she still has zingers to send at her ex co-stars. “What goes around comes around and it’s all catching up to him,” she said about Joe’s run in with the law. “Teresa is as guilty as he is, and just as dumb,” Kim G told our friend Fox News’ Tom Murro. She continued with her rant, offering up a brazen new idea for a spinoff reality show. “Maybe Teresa should join him in prison and they can have his and hers bunks so that they can do a spinoff show called The Real Inmates Of New Jersey.”
“Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Kim G seems smitten with “dad of the year” Michael Lohan. “I just got back from making out with Michael Lohan in Florida,” Kim Granatell breathlessly told us. The pint-sized reality show sidekick said she’s been seeing Lohan since January and they’re working together on a “teen rehab” project out of Fort Lauderdale. “He’s got a very big heart,” she told us. “He’s a great guy.” Granatell confesses she has yet to meet Michael’s daughter, Lindsay, to compare hair extensions.
Kim G’s interview with Ranus Reviews from June 2010: