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Teresa Giudice Hires Ponzi Schemer and Ex-Con Wendy Feldman Purner as Her Crisis Manager and Legal Coach (Updated 1/3/2015)

November 28, 2013

In the Fall of 2013, Wendy Feldman Purner became Teresa Giudice’s pro bono “crisis manager.” Wendy is trying to become famous by associating herself with high-profile clients (i.e. she is another famewhore).

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On March 6, 2014, In Touch reported that Teresa Giudice’s crisis manager Wendy Feldman went on the record last year and slammed Teresa — calling her a narcissist and a terrible client — just months before Teresa signed her as a legal coach:

In the August 2013 interview, she also said the reality star “needs to go into treatment” because there is “something wrong with her thinking.”

At the time, Wendy was talking to The Amy Beth Arkawy Show about how she would handle her as a client, saying she would tell Teresa and husband Joe to “stop all the media.”

Of course, that didn’t exactly happen. In November, the Real Housewife hired “The Fixer” to help her prepare for her trial.

During the initial radio interview, the legal coach revealed she would have Teresa “evaluated” if she had the opportunity to work with the reality star — even though that has yet to happen, that we know of.

“The number one thing I would do if I was on her team is get a psychological evaluation because there is something with her and she needs to go into some sort of treatment,” Wendy explained.

“I am not saying substance abuse treatment because that is not her issue. But there is something wrong with her thinking and until you correct her thinking you cannot really work with it.”

Wendy told the radio hosts she knew Teresa “from a long time ago,” adding that she is friends with other women from the Housewives franchise, so it wasn’t as if she was judging the mother-of-four based on her table-flipping television antics.

Still, even with a personal relationship, she wasn’t hesitant to slam Tre.

“There is an interesting dynamic with people who do those shows,” she said. “There is a narcissistic component that, unless you get a hold of it, will destroy you.”

The bottom line — the self-proclaimed “leading alternative sentencing specialist” had absolutely no interest in working with the Giudices, who pled guilty to multiple counts of fraud earlier this week.

“You have two people here that would be terrible clients because they would never listen,” Wendy said. “And they are in a load of trouble.”

In November 2013, Wendy Feldman confirmed to US Weekly (and other tabloids) that she is working with the Teresa Giudice, labeling herself as Teresa’s “legal coach and crisis manager”:

“I’m her legal coach and crisis manager. I have not been hired to prepare either Teresa or Joe Guidice for prison. In fact, most of my work is well-known as crisis management oriented. In addition, I am known as director of alternative sentencing at Cliffside Malibu where [Lindsay] Lohan recently was. However, I am acting as the legal coach and crisis manager only for Teresa Giudice.”

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Previously Wendy was described as a prison consultant, counseling inmates released from prison and helping them go back into society [source]:

“Prison and criminal justice consultant and coach Wendy Feldman talks about working with people to prepare for incarceration, serve their sentences and re-enter society. She tells of her own experience serving time in a federal prison camp and halfway house, and how it shaped her belief that prison should be a transformational experience. Her program, Custodial Coaching, collaborates with Las Encinas Hospital, The Ranch, Elements Treatment Centers, Promises and others.” [Source]

The following are Wendy’s self-promoting tweets.

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Wendy pleaded guilty to wire fraud and was sentenced in 2006 to 27-months in federal prison for fleecing clients and bilking $4 million from investors, which included friends and family (she served approximately 22 months in custody and almost three months in a halfway house/home incarceration, although she claims she served 16 months):

“During the period from July 1998 through late 2001, Wendy breached the trust of her brokerage customers and investment advisory clients and engaged in fraud when she misappropriated approximately $4,145,000 from her customers at Broker and her clients while associated with San Diego Asset Management, Inc.” [Source]

Wendy recently was described by E! as a criminal justice expert even though she has no background in law – her experience with the legal system comes from being charged for securities fraud and serving time in a federal prison for the crime.

The following are other ways she’s been described in the media:

  • Legal expert and founder of Custodial Coaching Wendy Feldman
  • Alternative sentencing specialist Wendy Feldman
  • Prison and criminal justice consultant and coach Wendy Feldman

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Wendy unabashedly takes credit for Teresa Giudice’s November 20, 2013 court appearance, from her hair to her trench coat, saying “that’s crisis management full service” and tweeting that she tries to “humanize people” with the “right humility.”

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In an E! Online report, Wendy said she is good friends with Jill Zarin and explained that Jill was the one to introduce her to Teresa. Also in the report, Wendy asserted that she is acting as Teresa’s publicist and crisis manager and that she will be helping her with her brand and the show when ‘Real Housewives’ season 6 begins taping.

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In November 2006, the San Diego Union-Tribune published a story on how Wendy ran an investment Ponzi scheme, stealing more than $4 million from investors (including her parents) which she covered up with bogus account statements. Wendy befriended wealthy clients and persuaded them to trust her before misappropriating their money – she used the money she scammed to pay off other investors to whom she had lied about how much their investments were earning. Wendy drained the assets of her friends and family to fund a lavish lifestyle. The judge in her case ordered Wendy to pay nearly $4.2 million in restitution, but noted she was unlikely to do so. At that time, in 2006, her lawyer said she had no assets and no job, so the judge ordered her to pay $25 every three months while in prison and $500 a month after she got out.

Click here and here for legal documents pertaining to Wendy’s securities fraud case.

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The following are articles about Wendy or featuring her.

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Wendy served approximately 22 months in federal prison, not the 16 she claims. Her surrender date was January 26, 2007, and her release date was November 14, 2008, which is 22 months. With credit for good behavior, her sentence would have been 3 1/2 months less than 27 months, or almost 24 months. The last 82 days or so days of her 24 months would have been spent in a halfway house or home incarceration.

San Diego Union-Tribune
November 30, 2006

Woman sentenced for fleecing clients; $4 million was bilked from investors, friends

A former Rancho Santa Fe financial adviser was sentenced yesterday to two years, three months in prison for stealing from investors more than $4 million that she covered up with bogus account statements.

Wendy Feldman, 40, was ordered to turn herself in to a federal prison by Jan. 26. She has been free without bail since pleading guilty in San Diego federal court two years ago to three counts of wire fraud.

Feldman, also known as Wendy Purner, befriended wealthy clients and persuaded them to trust her before misappropriating their money.

She wept while apologizing in court to her former clients, her former employers and her parents, from whom she also stole.

She said she betrayed a trust by stealing from “my close friends.”

In a letter to Judge Barry Ted Moskowitz, she said she stole the money while in an abusive marriage and addicted to prescription drugs. She said she used the money to pay off other investors to whom she had lied about how much their investments were earning.

“What started out as a way to save face cost me and my family almost everything,” Feldman said in the letter.

But a lawyer for a plastic surgeon whose family lost the bulk of their life savings said Feldman splurged while her clients suffered.

“She bought cars with cash,” Anthony Dain said. “She rented private jets for jaunts to Vegas and stayed in luxury suites.” Dain said Feldman also spent more than $120,000 on a pool and spa for her Rancho Santa Fe home.

Kelley Kupfer, the doctor’s wife, said Feldman visited her in the hospital after complications from back surgery landed her in an intensive care unit. About the same time, Kupfer said, Feldman was draining her family’s investment accounts.

Kupfer’s husband was planning to enter semi-retirement before the money was stolen. Instead, he was forced to work seven days a week to make up the losses, his wife said.

The Kupfers settled a lawsuit against A.G. Edwards & Sons, Feldman’s former employer, for more than $2 million, but legal fees have left them with about one-third of the $3.5 million she stole from them and the life savings of Dr. Kupfer’s mother.

She took all that a widow had,” Moskowitz said. “It’s terrible.”

Feldman’s lawyer said she has no assets and no job.

The judge ordered Feldman to pay nearly $4.2 million in restitution, but noted she is unlikely to be able to do so. He ordered her to pay $25 every three months while in prison and $500 a month once she gets out.

U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Litigation Release No. 19748 / June 29, 2006

Securities and Exchange Commission v. Wendy Feldman Purner
Civil Action No. 06-CV-01148 (D.D.C. filed June 23, 2006)

Court Enters Final Judgment Against Wendy Purner

SEC Bars Purner from the Securities Industry

On June 27, 2006, the Honorable Paul L. Friedman of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia entered a final judgment against Wendy Feldman Purner, a former registered representative, based upon charges of fraud relating to her alleged misappropriation of $4,145,000 from her brokerage customers and investment adviser clients. Purner consented, without admitting or denying the allegations in the complaint, to the entry of the final judgment imposing a permanent injunction and ordering disgorgement of $4,145,000.

The Commission filed a complaint on June 23, 2006, alleging that during the period from July 1998 through late 2001, Purner breached the trust of her brokerage customers and investment advisory clients and engaged in fraud when she misappropriated $4,145,000 from their accounts. While associated with a registered broker-dealer and investment adviser and later at her own investment advisory firm, Purner received money from her customers and clients to invest and manage.

The Commission alleged in its complaint that Purner told her customers and clients that she would invest their money in various investment vehicles, including commercial paper, investment partnerships, and common stock. The complaint alleged that Purner did not, however, invest her customers’ and clients’ money but rather misappropriated it or used it to conceal her withdrawals from the accounts of other customers and clients.

According to the complaint, Purner concealed her fraud at the registered broker-dealer and investment adviser by creating and mailing, to her customers, false account statements that described non-existent investments and contained inflated account balances. The complaint further alleged that while at her own investment advisory firm, Purner hid her fraud from her clients by making materially false oral representations to her clients regarding the nature and value of their investments.

In September 2004, Purner pled guilty to three counts of wire fraud in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California for the same conduct alleged in the complaint and agreed to pay restitution totaling $4,145,000 to her defrauded customers and clients. Purner is scheduled to be sentenced on November 27, 2006, and faces a period of incarceration of up to fifteen years.

Without admitting or denying the allegations in the Commission’s complaint, Purner consented to the entry of the final judgment which permanently enjoins her from violating Section 17(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 thereunder, and Sections 206(1) and 206(2) of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. In addition to the injunctive relief, Purner agreed to pay $4,145,000 in disgorgement which will be deemed satisfied by the anticipated order of restitution in the criminal proceeding. In the event that no order of restitution is entered in the criminal proceeding, the final judgment requires Purner to pay the entire amount of disgorgement of $4,145,000 to the Commission following the final disposition of the criminal proceeding.

On June 29, 2006, based on the entry of the Court’s injunction, the Commission also instituted settled administrative proceedings against Purner. Without admitting or denying the Commission’s findings, Purner consented to the entry of the Commission’s Order, which bars her from associating with any broker, dealer, or investment adviser.

In the Matter of Wendy Feldman Purner, Administrative Proceeding File No.3-12348; Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Release No.54068 (June 29, 2006); Investment Advisers Act of 1940 Release No. 2527 (June 29, 2006).

The Commission acknowledges the assistance in its investigation of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California.

SEC Complaint in this matter

CBS News
July 16, 2011

Wendy Feldman, who served 16 months in a federal prison camp for securities fraud and is now a prison consultant, told “Early Show on Saturday Morning” co-anchor Russ Mitchell every inmate in the United States is processed in a similar fashion when being released.

“She will change her clothes, ‘dress out’ as they call it, and get into civilian clothes,” said Feldman, who’s the founder of Custodial Coaching, where she counsels people who are going to prison and those being freed. “She’ll go through a standard checkout form, be given any medications that she’s taking, and then be ready to go.”

Usually, Feldman says, it’s not the responsibility of authorities to take inmates to their next destinations, “but in this case, because it’s so unusual … they will escort here until she’s at her destination, whether that’s a plane or a home or where have you, and that will be it.”

Feldman says it’s “likely that they’re going to take her out a back exit, back garage door, in an unmarked car, with her lawyers or whoever’s picking her up. That’s pretty typical in high-profile cases.”

Will Anthony get any money?

“Typically, in Florida,” Feldman replied, “they give you $100 ‘gate money.’ As you hit the gate, they give you the money. But, in this case, she won’t be eligible for that money, because she’s not ‘needy.’ She had money on her books. So she won’t get that $100.”

Does a prison system offer any type of support for newly-released inmates?

“No,” Feldman responded. ” … If you’re ordered to, like, a half-way house, then they would. But there are all kinds of faith-based organizations, re-entry organizations that come visit inmates in jail, and they have visited Casey Anthony. She even said they visited her on the jailhouse visiting tapes from 2008. So, she will have programs presented, but they’re optional.”

The prison system has no obligation at all in this regard, Mitchell surmised, and Feldman agreed, saying, “Not unless it’s ordered. She doesn’t have probation, so it’s not ordered.”

Feldman offered a surprising take on authorities saying they won’t provide any special security for Anthony short of credible threats against her, saying, “Law enforcement has an obligation protect everybody who is outside of custody equally, so if there is a credible threat, they’ll protect her. But they can’t act as her 24-hour-a-day bodyguards. They’re going to most likely escort her where she needs to go. But just like in the O.J. (Simpson) case, if she goes to a certain location, law enforcement might be there to protect the other neighbors, and not Casey Anthony.”

What would Feldman advise Anthony about surviving after prison?

“I would tell her to get help, get all kinds of help, go through an aftercare program, get mental health experts, get a whole team together because, not only is this high-profile, but she’s been incarcerated for almost three years. So she has a large re-entry task, and that’s compounded by the fact she is not liked by most people in America. So, I would tell her (to) get a team of experts and get some professional help.”

The Giudices may, or may not, show remorse on ‘RHONJ’ (Excerpt)
NorthJersey.com, The Bergen Record
July 6, 2014

Wendy Feldman, a “legal-crisis manager” whom Teresa hired last fall to be part of her defense team, is confident that the Giudices will come off in a good light on the show this season.

“Keep this in mind. I was working with Teresa prior to the start of shooting this season. It was always on my mind that it’s usually likely that there’s a continuance in a case like this,” says Feldman, adding that, given the “summer scheduling,” along with the fact that it’s a “complicated case” involving two high-profile defendants and that there’s a backlog of cases in Newark, made a continuance even more likely.

“And so, we started shooting with that in the back of my mind, that it would likely be the government who even asked for the continuance, which is what happened. And so, the show was carefully constructed to … I’m not saying that it’s not an authentic portrayal. It is. But Bravo was very cooperative and respectful in shooting certain things and in not shooting certain things, although you get a very interesting inside look at what a family goes through who’s under this type of scrutiny and stress and distress.”

On June 20, Klingeman told The Record that he and Joe Giudice’s attorney, Miles Feinstein, had requested the postponement, which was made “to allow the parties to be completely prepared.” But Feldman insists that “Newark is one of the busiest offices in the United States and it is the government who asked for the delay and the continuance.”

Feldman, who served 16 months in federal prison, beginning in 2006, after pleading guilty to three counts of wire fraud which occurred in the ’90s, said her work as a legal-crisis manager covers everything from being a liaison between the lawyers and the clients, to “helping the children understand or navigate what’s going on,” to dealing with the media on Teresa’s behalf (unlike many of her clients, the Giudices do not have a personal publicist), to being a trusted confidante for Teresa (“All of my clients, people sell stories about them, every day”) to “working with Bravo on how the season’s gonna go.”

“Reality is unscripted, but it is set up. You get a schedule and you know who you’re working with that day and what you’re gonna talk about,” Feldman says. “When we sat down to film this season, certain things were carefully constructed so that Teresa wouldn’t be put into a situation that, maybe in the past she would be OK with. And I think that viewers will also get a chance to look at Joe from the standpoint and the viewpoint that people know him see and he is not at all the character he is on the show. These are characters. These are not real people that you see. And this season, I think they are much more the real people.”

That logic may sound faulty — careful construction of greater authenticity — but the season opener truly does feel more real than “RHONJ” has felt in ages. Teresa tells sister-in-law Melissa Gorga that she’s “in a very dark place and it’s so scary,” and she tells pal Dina Manzo, who’s making her return to the regular cast this season, that her sleep is haunted by her legal problems, which have clearly taken an emotional (as well as financial) toll. Throughout the episode, Teresa looks puffy-faced, as if she’s spent a great deal of time crying lately. Her oldest daughter, Gia, also appears to be on the verge of tears — at two different points in the episode.

“I obviously know what’s going on. I’m old enough to comprehend and understand what’s going on,” Gia tells her mother early in the episode.

BIO of Custodial Coaching Founder Wendy Feldman
She is available for private consultation on how to prepare for a successful incarceration, probation and re-entry.

Wendy Feldman is unique. She is a Legal Coach and Crisis Manager, and the leading expert on Alternative Sentencing today. The ultimate crisis manager, Wendy is well established with various media outlets and also has a solid reputation in courts all over the country. As a coach she works with people to prepare for court, investigations, incarceration, alternative sentences and most importantly, re-entry into society. She works the entire family to assemble the proper team for the best long term results. Others have turned their criminal justice experiences into major platforms for change and awareness, but none have been able to present all sides of the story from personal experience.

Wendy Feldman, founder of Custodial Coaching, is an expert on criminal justice issues ranging from preparing for prison and re entry, as well as alternatives to prison such as community service and residential treatment programs. Having been there and done that, Wendy knows what anybody facing prison time can expect and separates fact from fiction. NBC calls her the Legal Fixer and she has worked with over 1000 clients from custody cases to violent crime charges.

Ms. Feldman strives to build awareness to the problems in our criminal justice system and offers insight and solutions to these issues. She is recognized as the leading insider on alternative sentences and re-entry. She is well known for her opinions about the crisis in our prisons and the danger of the mental health crisis in the United States.

She knows first hand the journey that awaits a person whose choices have landed them in our criminal justice system. Wendy coined the term Incarcervention™. She prepares her clients for it all, while pushing them to get real, be honest and lead happier and productive lives. Wendy believes that prison should be a TRANSFORMATIONAL experience and the ultimate equalizer. Neither pro offender nor pro law enforcement, she believes in Equal Justice and understands all sides.

E! Online
November 21, 2013

Teresa Giudice has been going through some rough times, but luckily she has someone to help her through it.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star, along with her husband Joe, was hit with two new fraud charges earlier this week, but is working to keep a positive outlook on her situation thanks to crisis manager Wendy Feldman of Custodial Coaching.

Feldman talks to E! News about working with the 41-year-old celeb and how she sympathizes with the mother of four.

“Teresa and I met through [Real Housewives of New York star] Jill Zarin,” Feldman tells us. “Jill is one of my closest friends. We don’t have a working relationship, but she was the one who connected Teresa and myself.”

She explained: “What I do with Teresa and Joe is what I do with a lot of celebrities in crisis management. People going through this needs a shoulder to lean on who understands the process. I act as her publicist, as her crisis manager and I’m helping her with her brand. I’ll also be helping her with the show when it starts up again in a few weeks.”

Feldman adds that one of her main goals is to help people “focus on the positive, because there’s so much negative,” and when it comes to Giudice, “we’re taking it day by day. This is going to be a very long, tough process.”

It also doesn’t help that Teresa and her family are going through this while in the public eye. Feldman said she feels for her client, telling E! News: “What I want people to realize is that this is a woman with four children who has to play out a sad, unfortunate situation in public. This is a wife, this is a mother, this is a daughter, this is a friend.”

The Bravo star has been receiving some support from her fans on Twitter, and let her followers know that their well wishes are appreciated. “I just want to thank everyone for your kind words, thoughts and prayers,” Teresa tweeted.

The husband and wife duo pleaded not guilty to the two new charges—loan application fraud and bank fraud—during their arraignment at a federal court in Newark, New Jersey, yesterday.

“She looks forward to defending herself at the trial, scheduled for Feb. 24, 2014,” Teresa’s lawyer, Henry Klingeman, said in a statement on Monday. “Beyond that, we will answer all of the charges in court, not out.”

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  1. Anonymous
    November 29, 2013 at 1:39 AM

    How do we know if what this woman is saying is true, I wouldn’t believe her word that she is hired by Teresa, I could make the same claim…..unless Teresa says it is the truth on camera we don’t know if this woman it telling the truth ….sounds suspect to me.

    • jla
      December 1, 2013 at 12:39 PM

      I hope she is getting paid upfront. I personally would never trust someone I hire for this type of work who is a blabber.

  2. November 29, 2013 at 3:27 AM

    Fame,
    I am proud to be the blabber mouth that brought attention to this.
    I am! I am! I caught on to it on twitter and then received some a treasure trove of docs, I passed b/c my new site is not ready yet and that is all I can say right now.

    I have to laugh when Wendy took credit for the way Teresa was dressed. Yes, T could wear Praire clothes (You know, Little House on the Praire) and look great. If you have ever seen Wendy on her interviews and pics, the jackets she wears are always bulky — her twitter profile pic does make her look better than she actually looks.

    For you Nay Sayers; a twitter search can prove I am the one who brought attention to it.. Actually WENDY brought attention to it. Honestly Fame, I totally forgot about you – sending to you b/c I didn’t know if you would have wanted to do a post like this.

    This post alone proves T is not behind this blog. Ahem..

    A little birdie told me that Wendy won’t be on board for a while..
    X’s and no O’s.

    Ok, I will read post and comments now, LOL

  3. November 29, 2013 at 3:35 AM

    Let me point something out:
    As a part of Wendy’s release term and sentencing — Wendy is barred from giving stock advice etc. I am wondering if financial is also mingled in ( it’s late, I can’t think of the right term, Jeannie can weigh in.. Hi Jeannie!! ) by Wendy can’t help T w/ her brand.. Think about it.. I say, wtf can Wendy do to “help” T w/ her brands? T’s brands are doing good.

    Also, my concern is:

    Who is this helping in general? Wendy or Teresa? I know who and I will just say it’s not T.

    Wendy says she wants ppl 2 understand that T is a: Mother, Sister (to a rotten brother), daughter, friend etc. We know that! T’s critics are going to think what want.

    This should have been kept quiet. Why is Wendy forever linking herself to Lindsay Lohan? You’re next T, run.

    Wendy is going to be around when the show starts to air.. That’s funny! Is this Wendy’s big break? How can Wendy “help” ? I digress.

  4. nsr1076
    November 29, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    First, I hope everyone had a safe and happy Thanksgiving. I am staying away from the black Friday crowds so here I am.
    Honestly as much as I like Teresa I can’t see how having an ex con in her court is going to help her image more. Maybe I’m reading this wrong. Is this a good move for her or not cause I don’t see it that way.

    • November 30, 2013 at 12:59 AM

      That’s my thought on these things, too.

      Casey Anthony’s team hired a lady who did sorta the same thing. She was some kind of coach for people facing high crimes. Anyway, before this lady worked for the shitbag that murdered Caylee, she married one of her other clients….A guy that committed a heinous murder and was in lockup for life when she met him. She left her husband and kids for this guy who would never leave jail. She left her husband and kids for a murderer. Left her kids! Then, she went into the business of trying to keep murderers out of jail.

      This Wendy chick is into some sick sort of racket, and seems just as smarmy as that Florida lady. Stay away, Tre, if this is indeed true.

  5. Buck Henry
    November 29, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    It’s funny we haven’t seen any pics with her and Teresa together. Also she hasn’t been hired by Teresa. Tell this conwoman to pay her victims.

    • Laram
      November 29, 2013 at 4:35 PM

      Wow, thanks Fame and all. This is interesting. No bueno, tho, if she is not what we, or at least I thought she was all about in helping T. I did think the Lohan bragging, and the attempt to take credit for T’s court appearance was odd. T knows how to look and dress. But considering the media sources of whom she is bragging to and with (Fox news and InTouch), pffft! Another Nancy Grace style Famewhore looks like is in the midst.

      • November 29, 2013 at 5:10 PM

        I agree Laram!

        I originally thought, not knowing the full extent of what a crisis manager really “does” and who Wendy Feldman did (I did hear she had been in prison but I didn’t know the full story), the same as you but now. . . .I still think the same as you!!! People can be disgusting riding on the tailcoats of other people’s troubles – sometimes, it does make it difficult to not be too cynical but I have to keep trying!!

        Hope you had a wonderful day yesterday!!

        P.S. It’s good to see you back here – you’ve been MIA for a bit – I think of you and hope all is well!!! 😀

        • November 29, 2013 at 5:24 PM

          Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. The extended family loved the corn casserole, it will be included in all holidays meals. I agree with both Laram and Jeannie. This Wendy chick is in love with herself.

        • November 30, 2013 at 9:55 AM

          Hi Jeannie,
          It’s formerly Miss Fab!
          I wanted to ask you:
          Wendy said that she would be “helping” T w/ her brand.. Part of her sentencing was not to give financial advice ( I can’t remember if it had to do w/ stock as well)
          But wouldn’t that prevent her from “helping” T w/ her brand? Also, T does not need help.

          Have you taken a look at her TL? It’s things like “Thanks for losing my Tv make up South West Airlines”
          That is the newest installments.

          • Jeannie5233
            November 30, 2013 at 8:17 PM

            Well, Hello Miss Amia (who is still FABULOUS even though that avi still scares me – eww!)!!! 😉

            I would say this Wendy person could help with T’s “Brand” – meaning Teresa’s personal brand, i.e. how she presents and purports herself in public going forward (what she wears, where she goes, what she says, who she is seen with, etc.) and act in a public relations capacity, which would have nothing to do with finances. However, she would and should not be able to advise Teresa on how she runs or manages her businesses or have anything to do with Teresa and/or Joe’s financials.

            I would agree with you – Teresa does not need help with how to dress or even how to run her businesses. However, she really could use help in the public relations department as well as learning how to sidestep any prying questions that could possibly incriminate her further. Why, on Earth, she would ever choose Wendy, whose association with Lindsay Lohan alone, makes her credentials questionable, makes no sense. Teresa’s legal team should be the ones helping her out with these issues, not someone who is a former felon and is doing more harm than good.

        • Laram
          December 2, 2013 at 4:15 PM

          Hey sweet Jeannie. I tagged you and @msjulesaz on Thanksgiving! Like @Gloria said. The corn dish was a hit, and I put Jalapenos in it with blessings for Jules healing. My youngest asked me to remake it this week. Done. Missed chatting here, also! Love the people on Fame!! 🙂

          • Laram
            December 2, 2013 at 4:24 PM

            And, Jeannie, I also wanted to say that I think of you often, and esp on these holidays without your mom. She is fully aware and thriving in a loving Heaven watching over you all! 🙂

          • December 2, 2013 at 7:39 PM

            Hello, Laram and Gloria!!! So glad the corn dish was a hit with your families – now a piece of me will be with you both – that makes me happy!!

            I got through Thanksgiving okay – I have great, great kids who are thoughtful and caring – I feel very blessed!

            • December 2, 2013 at 8:31 PM

              Glad to hear you did ok through Thanksgiving. My mom has been gone 10 years now and it’s still hard on all of us. Yes, a piece of you will always be with me now.

            • Laram
              December 2, 2013 at 10:07 PM

              Kids are the best blessings! Circle of Life lives on! God Bless you, Jeannie. You touch my life, and from comments many others on this site that is the only HW site that is respectful and supportive by all commenters, imo. Thanks, in part to you, and of course to Fame.

    • black enga
      December 1, 2013 at 10:29 AM

      I’m with you Buck Henry, the only thing I saw was a tweet from Teresa telling everyone to tune into her show about Hollywood on Oct. 24th. I am trying to figure out what crisis mangers really do because this woman seems to be all over the place. Something off topic, Melissa’s PR team looks like they’re working overtime. There is definitely something up with those staged Jamaica photos. “Jamaican me crazy”, where have I heard that before?

      Is it me or does everyone seem like they are distancing themselves away from Teresa and becoming more family oriented?

      • December 1, 2013 at 1:35 PM

        TSIL went to Jamaica for Thanksgiving last year too “to get away from the drama”, but we all came to find out it really was for a photoshoot for a bathing suit line she continually has hawked on Twitter about. More than likely, it’s the same thing or similar this year too.

        Pity she can’t let her husband spend Thanksgiving with his sister instead – sadly, it may have been the last one in a while they could have spent together with their parents if Teresa goes to jail. Of course, once again, TSIL and TB put themselves and their wants before others. But, maybe that is the way Teresa wants it anyway – less stress for her.

        • black enga
          December 1, 2013 at 4:56 PM

          Hi Jeannie, I hope all of you (fame-ily) had a nice Thanksgiving, I spent a lot of time thinking about all the things that I am thankful for. Breath was one of them. We seem to forget about how important the simple act of breathing is. Breath is life and I’m blessed to be alive. I’m very thankful to have been given one more chance to have Thanksgiving with my family. I hope Teresa had a nice time with her family as well. Teresa’s brother and SIL need to realize that they are not promised tomorrow nor is anyone else. What is that cute little saying about past, present, and future? Someone please post it. TB and TSIL need to tape it to the mirror so they can look at it everyday.

          Twitter was all abuzz with what the cast was doing for the holidays. Kathy, Rich, and the Manzo’s were tweeting so loudly plugging their brands with friends and family that I had to stop following them. Why did I follow them in the first place? I knowwwwwaa! I guess I’m nosy. Still don’t get the whole twitter thing. Are you suppose to tweet about what ever pops into your head? lol. Maybe my nerves are bad because that was to much tweeting for me. I now mostly follow photography and emergency cute animal pics and themes. S-E-R-E-N-I-T-Y (in my Animal from the Muppets voice)

          Most of the blog sites have some article about Melissa and her family in Jamaica. I knew they went there last year, this one is like a carbon copy. Do you guys think that she just likes to be seen in a bikini? It’s like she shouting LOOK AT ME! If I was able to go to Jamaica with my grand kids the pics would be of them frolicking in the water, eating messy pieces of overly ripe tropical fruit or building sand castles together basically having a great time. The pics don’t feel organic and natural to me. Which is a shame because I think the best pictures of children are when they are just being themselves. She may have pics of the kids having fun (which I sincerely hope that they did) but just felt the were not tabloid perfect enough to post on instagram.

          This reminds me of when Andy asked her, what would she have done differently on season 5? She stated that she would have filmed more with the kids. Sad because they wont be kids forever.

          • December 2, 2013 at 5:51 AM

            I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Black Enga. I did! TSIL and TB are both so unpopular and unliked right now (her book was a joke and hit a nerve with a lot of people). TB and his short temper, roid rages and TSIL’s pathological lying didn’t win them very many fans. TSIL is a super, duper, creepy control freak and TB is a maniac. TSIL has to control every situation and it show’s in the pic’s she releases. It’s all about her and I’ll say it’s because she might have got a discount on her Jamaica trip to hawk something? Possibly her and Antonia’s swimsuit’s? I doubt TSIL’s book and iTune’s sales could afford them that trip! Not unless they used the money they made from selling their house??? Jus’ kiddin’! The Gorga’s just keep embarrassing themselves more and more that it’s uncomfortable to watch. I forgot about TSIL telling Andy she wished she filmed more with her kids. I know she has blogged about not wanting to expose her kids on TV, a dig at Tre, obviousely.

            I like your, “Are you suppose to tweet about whatever pops into your head?” It seems that way. I don’t do twitter, facebook is as far as I go! I have certain friends and family that I cringe for when I read their post’s! Some of them release too much information at sensitive time’s! I tend to ignore the post’s that attack someone else. I also tend to not trust that person, either. Facebook and Twitter seem to be a passive-aggressive person’s dream! They can friend you one day and un-friend you the next day and smile at you a day after that! It’s like a power trip for them, at your expense. Those mind f–kers! I always think of Jaq when I think of crazy twitter people. Even though Tre and Jaq seemed to have made up at the reunion I still would never trust Jaq. Some of the things she tweeted about Tre were cruel! I would never trust Jaq again after the way she turned on Tre. That lady is a dangerous psycho who doesn’t know what loyalty is.

          • December 2, 2013 at 7:37 PM

            Hi black enga! I love reading your posts 🙂

            • Laram
              December 2, 2013 at 10:11 PM

              Black Enga, you have awesome posts! I love them also, Jeannie.

            • black enga
              December 2, 2013 at 11:16 PM

              Hi Jeannie, I loves reading yours more,lol. Thanks soooo much for your posts as they are always thoughtful, kind, and very informative. I still cant wrap my mind around what is going on with this case. I cant help but wonder what’s going to happen next.

              Thanks Fame for all you do and being the best blogger out here! Love Fame-ily!!!

              • black enga
                December 2, 2013 at 11:29 PM

                Hello Laram, hope all is well with you and your family, thank you guys it means so much. I know I ramble on a lot, thank you all for putting up with me,lol. It’s all Fame’s fault for having such a nice environment that I feel comfortable posting in.

                • Laram
                  December 3, 2013 at 8:30 PM

                  I agree @black enga!you area sweetheart.I love thiscommunityso much,that I amtypingamd reading on phone wheremessages here go in skinny, vertical reads,and ourcommentsaregood for a brain stimulant, or puzzle.
                  with a phone. You can’t seewhat you aretyping. Lol

        • December 2, 2013 at 6:24 AM

          I think TB is too scared to go around his dad for fear his dad will smack him upside the head and call him a shameful disgrace of a son, brother and man! Especially now, with talk that TB and TSIL helped Monica help the FEDS in taking down the Giudice’s. Both TB and TSIL are coward’s when it comes to the elder Gorga’s. I’m pretty sure that the reason TSIL took so long to visit her FIL in the hospital was due to her guilt. She was probably scared of what her FIL would say to her. I read that last year, after TSIL said Tre called Antonia ugly, the elder Gorga’s wanted to disown them. That is pretty bad when a sick man is wanting to disown his only son. I hope from now on, when TB tries to use the “my sister turned my parents against me” card, Tre will tell TB he needs to go ask their parents why they want nothing to do with him. As stupid as TB is, I’m sure he knows why his parents are angry with him.

          • black enga
            December 2, 2013 at 1:22 PM

            Hi ceeeseee! I’m so glad you enjoyed your Thanksgiving. Mine was all about relaxing and taking time out to reflect.

            I hear you on TSIL and TB, I think you are right about the guilt too. They all seem to be acting guilty if you think about it. Avoidance big time. She could at least let the kids visit their grandparents. It is a very sad situation.

            The whole twitter/facebook/istagram social media is kind of scary to me.I look at them as being modern day tracking devices. I had Facebook until I goggled my self and it lead right to my page, everyone I talked to, and what city I live in. Even if you set the privacy all it takes is for them to friend one of your friends that are blabber mouths and don’t care who they accept. I have family members that put way to much info on FB, I jokingly tell them if I was a hit man, I would know exactly where to find you and what you ate for breakfast,lol. Plus, sometimes I don’t want to know what everyone else is doing every minute of the day. Call me old fashioned but I like the intimacy of a one one one conversation to hear about your day.

            When I was following all of the cast on twitter, I did notice something. Jacqueline has transformed herself into this dedicated, informative Autism activist. She’s really channeling this love and light persona lately. I wonder why if she was supposedly fired, maybe she’s on probation till next season. She’s not fooling me, I’ve seen her slither in the grass.

            • Jeannie5233
              December 2, 2013 at 7:07 PM

              Here is TSIL’s official explanation as to why she and TB were in Jamaica over Thanksgiving. Note the comment that she tries to do Easter and Christmas with Teresa and Joe, once again lying – Easter 2013 was spent with her family as evidenced by the photos her sister, Lysa, happily tweeted (the day after the Posche2 brawl):

              ‘RHONJ’ Melissa Gorga on why she spent Thanksgiving away from Teresa Giudice
              December 2, 2013

              When The Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Joe and Melissa Gorga took their kids to Jamaica for Thanksgiving instead of staying in New Jersey to be with family, namely Joe and Teresa Giudice, some fans wondered if that meant that Melissa and Teresa were back on bad terms. Not true. As Melissa explained to the NY Daily News for an article posted on Monday, Dec. 2, her family’s absence from the Giudice’s dinner table for the big holiday is nothing new.

              “We honestly haven’t spent Thanksgiving together. We try to do Easter and Christmas with them. Joe and I usually go away for Thanksgiving or spend it with my family. We went to Jamaica last year too,” she explained.

              Joe and Melissa Gorga’s Thanksgiving holiday stirred up some controversy over the long weekend not only because they chose to spend it away with Joe and Teresa Giudice, who are facing time in prison on multiple counts of fraud, but also because of a seemingly-innocent photo. Melissa was criticized by some fans of The Real Housewives of New Jersey for posting a photo of her daughter Antonia in a bikini on Instagram. One person involved compared it to child porn.”

              http://www.examiner.com/article/rhonj-melissa-gorga-on-why-she-spent-thanksgiving-away-from-teresa-giudice

              Personally, given the fact Teresa and Joe could be “going away” for a period of time I would think the TB and TSIL could have made an exception this Thanksgiving but I think ceeeseee may be right. They are cowards and don’t want to spend an inordinate (I know you Whorgas read this so here is the definition: in·or·di·nate. adjective \in-ˈȯr-dən-ət, -ˈȯrd-nət\. : going beyond what is usual), amount of time with the in-laws for fear of being put in their proper place – curbside, along with the rest of the garbage.

              • black enga
                December 3, 2013 at 1:05 AM

                Thanks jeannie for posting this. ITA with you and ceeeseee. Antonia’s pic seemed innocent to me (my God she’s just a baby) but I could see the tone turning darker with each post on some of the other blog sites. Some of the things that people posted…….. SMH

      • Laram
        December 2, 2013 at 4:20 PM

        Hey @blackenga, I wanted to make your pecan pie, buy hubbly and I stopped drinking Bourbon for health reasons. You had the Bourba recipe, right? I will make it for Derby party in May, tho. :-).

        I think they filmed Jamaica Gorga trip, to flow with storyline of separating from all family on their terms, and making M all about her original “hw” storyline, haha.

        In any case, unfortunate that there is family drama, esp. With Mr. Gorga’s health and indictments, but better the little kids not around for drama, imo.

        • Laram
          December 2, 2013 at 4:21 PM

          *bourbon.

        • black enga
          December 2, 2013 at 5:52 PM

          Awww, I think it would have turned out ok even without the bourbon. I didn’t make one either. I did make a blueberry lemon cake that was sooo cute, I wish I could post the pic My family loved it.

          That heifer ( what my grandmother use to call me when I was bad) really wants to be the new Teresa doesn’t she, lol. This is the time when you stick by your family whether they are right or wrong. All of them dissociating themselves from her really says a lot about their true characters. They are going to ride that gravy train until the wheels fall off and if they have to throw her under it, oh well.

          Sometimes good people do bad things, like my SIL every time we would go to the grocery store she would put stuff under her cart so she didn’t have to pay for it. I would ask her why do you do that, she would say, everybody else is doing it. I’m sorry I cant steal. I’m the type of person who gives the bank teller that extra 20 back, when her drawer comes up 20 bucks short, she’s the one that will suffer for it. People say you are so stupid but I’m the person that is blessed with that twenty times ten out of the nowhere when I least expect it. Good works are re payed so are bad ones.

          Teresa’s dad is in really poor health, it’s such a shame what his son and daughter in-law are doing for fame. I personal think the drama happens in the outside world. I don’t think there would be any drama inside their house if they dropped the kids off for a bit to see their grandpa. I think it would make him happy to see them. Sometimes I wish I could just shake some sense into both of them.

          • Laram
            December 2, 2013 at 10:16 PM

            Again, I love your posts mama! My hubby introduced me to Heifer as a word for some big-headed, biatch women. He and I don’t share same genetics of melanon, lol, but we do in humor. Yes, Melissa, and especially her sisters amd mother are “Heifer” qualified in my book! :-). Share your other pie recipes, please.

            • black enga
              December 2, 2013 at 11:34 PM

              ROTFLMAO!!! What ever you want Laram, just let me know what kinds you like and I will post them for you. Ohh my goodness, ohh that was a good laugh!

  6. November 29, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    OT I know but I would like to take this opportuniity to tell everyone that tomorrow is Small Business Saturday. Hopefully, small business owners will reap the benefits of this day, which is put aside to remind everyone that if we support our local businesses and entrepreneurs, the benefits trickle down to everyone in the community!! Personally I prefer to shop in mom &pops over the big boxes and sadly it is becoming more and more difficult for these businesses to stay open. I find most have a far better selection and unique inventory and it can turn out to be amuch more satisfying and personalized experience. So if you can, “Shop Small” tomorrow!!

  7. November 29, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    Hi Jeannie,
    I hope your holiday was nice..although I’m sure bittersweet. Your corn recipe was a hit. Had dinner at my cousins last night ( sent out several requested copies of ur recipe) and woke up this morning to no leftovers..best way to solve that was to prepare a full thanksgiving dinner today. (very spontaneous but, was grateful to get my hands on a fresh 24 lb bird) It’s not thanksgiving to me if I can’t send my kids home with a care package. Mission accomplished.

    I absolutely agree with ur post. I’m in the eye care industry and see first hand what large corporations would love to do to small private practices. I too am a firm believer in supporting your local small business. I’m happy to know a day has been set aside to acknowledge such a thing!!!

    • December 2, 2013 at 8:43 PM

      Hi Dubba! So glad you liked the corn dish!! And what an awesome mom you are to make a dinner for your kids to have leftovers!!

      I shopped til I dropped in town on Saturday – so much nicer than the nightmare of Black Friday. Results are in and the numbers are down – including the numbers fromThursday – from last year. I am so glad. I hope these retailers rethink about what they have created – they have taken a holiday that was supposed to be about setting aside a day for people to gather together and give thanks for all the blessings they have. Instead, it has now become an occasion to get out there, trample over one and other, shoot, stab, and taser each other, and generally behave barbarically towards our fellow man all in the name of acquiring more “stuff”.

      • Miami53
        December 2, 2013 at 9:28 PM

        When I was working, I use to go out on Black Friday….it never bothered me…I would have my lists and just do my shopping. I have learned in the past, that you have to do clothes shopping before Thanksgiving to find your sizes. After that, it was a piece of cake to shop for children. To be honest, it was much simpler when the grandkids were younger, girls are the easiest even as they get older. There is so many things that you can buy them…

        • Laram
          December 2, 2013 at 10:22 PM

          See, Miami, I think boys are easier bc of lack of choices…trains, then legos, then video games…jeans, cargo shorts and cool t-shirts or sneakers. Lol, yet, my 16 yr old daughter is the only one I bought for bc I am intimidated at the fact that she buys her own clothes on line with her work paychecks, and I use to obviously style her. Her choices are wonderful, but now I feel like I have ro really keep up with or out do her. I haven’t realized that until writing this. Lol!!

  8. js
    November 29, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    can Teresa ever get any qualified help? When she mentioned a crisis PR person had been hired & this Wendy lady starts yapping…I felt so bad. all that should have been kept quiet.
    hope someone helps Teresa dump & move on. Taking credit for her clothes is such a low blow.

    • November 30, 2013 at 5:50 PM

      This Wendy lady seems to be doing more harm to Tre, than good. I think Tre knows how to dress appropriately when she goes to court from what I seen of her. She looks nice when she goes to Juicy’s court dates and looked professional this past summer for her first court appearance. For this Wendy lady to bring up the coat she told Tre to wear seems very unprofessional, to me, for Wendy to point out. It’s like she wants a pat on the back! Who does that? Someone trying to promote their business, maybe? Also, I do agree with MissAmia about Wendy saying she’s helping Tre out with her brand. That does seem like it would be illegal for her to do since she’s barred from giving financial advice. Something doesn’t make sense with this Wendy lady. It appear’s she’s just like TSIL and Kathy’s bunch, trying to get a piece of the pie that doesn’t belong to them!

    • jeanbean
      December 1, 2013 at 3:53 PM

      This Wendy sounds like a flake. She should be hiding under a rock somewhere in shame. Lets see, no formal training…..yet she hires out as a crisis manager….with a big mouth! I had the flu once, does that make me a Dr.?

      • black enga
        December 2, 2013 at 1:27 PM

        lol

      • Laram
        December 2, 2013 at 10:23 PM

        So true, lol!

  9. Sackem
    November 29, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    …Why do I get the feeling someone’s hankering for their own series?

    • Miss Alicat
      November 30, 2013 at 3:05 AM

      bingo

    • Laram
      December 2, 2013 at 10:26 PM

      I thought T shot it down? Do you mean Wendy? Or Melissa with fam in Jamaica? I assuming Sackem it is Wendy, the as I now refer to Nancy Grace style famewhore of this is all true.

  10. Honnie Badger
    November 30, 2013 at 9:06 AM

    Just another skanky famewhore, like Dr. Touch my Vagina.

  11. Jeannie5233
    November 30, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    Miss Celi – I want to make sure you get this so I am covering all my bases. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are an exceptionally generous soul and the world is a better place because it has you in it. Yes, indeed, Onjo and my mom are together keeping watch over us. With much love, gratitude, and respect I wish you a joyous Christmas season! (((((Celi)))))

    • November 30, 2013 at 3:45 PM

      you are too sweet im happy now you got it
      ,love you all my fame-ily

    • November 30, 2013 at 9:48 PM

      Just got on my computer, checked my emails and now Fame. This exchange brought tears to my eyes. Love you both.

  12. December 1, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    OT – GT (God Topic) I want to share an angel story. One evening my eldest sister Kathy was visiting us. She was married a couple of years, I was 4 years old and she was 24. She sat with me at the kitchen table and talked to my mother and other sister while they worked on cleaning dishes. I was drawing a picture and Kathy asked what it was and I said “Daddy”. My mother freaked out and picked me up to throw me out in the dark for the boogie man to take. I was kicking and screaming. When the door opened and she got my head out, I looked to see if the boogie man was there and I saw a shepherd (angel) with sheep. Immediately, I stopped screaming and was calm and my mother shut the door. When I talked to my sisters years later, I wanted to find out which one of them was holding my legs to keep me from kicking.

    Kathy said she does not remember the event. She does not suggest it was something I dreamed up. She was sexually abused and she knows what her parents were capable of. She knew my sister, with instructions from my mother, dressed up one day as the boogie man with a stocking pulled over her face.

    My other sister who was a Christian and took me to Sunday school, denied being the one who held my legs. She does not believe I saw something of God. I believe God sent an angel in the form of something a four year old child, who went to Sunday school could understand.

    At the funeral of my first husband, before entering the parlor, my brother stood behind me prepared to catch me if I fainted. I sensation came over me and my brother witnessed the look on my face. I could not feel my feet touch the floor. I describe it as a “God Hug” embraced inside and out. I went to people and hugged them. When I hugged the wife of the man who sexually abused me, she stepped back and gave me a look, I said “Did you feel that”? and she said yes. Amazing. The woman that said God would get me for what I had done to her was faced with something she had to think about while I had something to hold fast to for those that thought I was crazy.

    God stops some things and other things are allowed to happen for a reason we may or may not understand until later. There are angels everywhere and you do not know how, when and where and mostly why, but you don’t forget it. It is natural to wrestle with whether something is real or not.

    It will change you. People who think you are crazy, avoid you. People who pity you because your dealing with reality by embracing fantasy, keep their distance. People who want to believe you, hang out and hope they experience something too. People who do believe you, because they have had their own experiences, get all excited and share something with you.

    • December 1, 2013 at 1:22 PM

      What a wonderful “God” experience you had, kay. He does work in mysterious ways.

    • December 1, 2013 at 9:46 PM

      I agree wholeheartedly kay.so beautifully said,when I couldn’t handle things I wood pass out or faint GOD DOES MAKE A WAY FOR US TO SEE HE MAKES A WAY.PRAISE HIM.I DONOT KNOW HOW PEOPLE MAKE IT WITHOUT HIM!

      • December 2, 2013 at 7:44 AM

        Oh Celi, you are so right about the Lord, without Him I would be lost. With him my life has been so very blessed, blessed beyond my wildest dreams.# sothankful

    • December 2, 2013 at 8:02 PM

      Yes kayswhims – there are angels everywhere and I am glad you are able to recognize them. For me, there are also many angels here too – you, being one of them. I love your heart.

    • Laram
      December 2, 2013 at 10:33 PM

      Wow Kay! I believe, and thank you for sharing. I had two knowingly and proof positive of Mary as a child, and I ise to be able to see auras or halos. I don’t talk much about it, now on a social media site, but it was real, and I will NEVER forget it, EVER like it was yesterday.

  13. December 1, 2013 at 11:23 PM

    I hope that Feldman is doing more than paying back only $500 per month to those from whom she stole more than $4 million. By watching the show “American Greed,” I learned that only a small percentage (if anything) of what is stolen from people in Ponzi schemes is ever paid back once the scammers are caught. Millions of dollars of peoples’ life savings have been lost because of Ponzi schemes like the one Feldman ran.

    According to the story in the San-Diego Union-Tribune, in a letter Feldman wrote: “What started out as a way to save face cost me and my family almost everything” – her statement focuses only on herself and not the others whose life savings she stole:

    But a lawyer for a plastic surgeon whose family lost the bulk of their life savings said Feldman splurged while her clients suffered.

    “She bought cars with cash,” Anthony Dain said. “She rented private jets for jaunts to Vegas and stayed in luxury suites.” Dain said Feldman also spent more than $120,000 on a pool and spa for her Rancho Santa Fe home.

    Kelley Kupfer, the doctor’s wife, said Feldman visited her in the hospital after complications from back surgery landed her in an intensive care unit. About the same time, Kupfer said, Feldman was draining her family’s investment accounts.

    Kupfer’s husband was planning to enter semi-retirement before the money was stolen. Instead, he was forced to work seven days a week to make up the losses, his wife said.

    The Kupfers settled a lawsuit against A.G. Edwards & Sons, Feldman’s former employer, for more than $2 million, but legal fees have left them with about one-third of the $3.5 million she stole from them and the life savings of Dr. Kupfer’s mother.

    “She took all that a widow had,” Moskowitz said. “It’s terrible.”

    Teresa might be hoping that Feldman will help her with “alternative sentencing” like Lohan received, but Teresa’s case is completely different because it involves the feds. A source told me that the feds have recordings of Teresa with mortgage bankers that back up the charges and that the Giudices have tried twice to work out a deal where Teresa won’t get prison time, but the U.S. attorneys said no, especially since they are annoyed that she is claiming to be both innocent of, and ignorant about, the charges and keeps saying she doesn’t know why this is happening to them. The source also said that Teresa believes if her case goes to trial a jury won’t convict her.

    • December 2, 2013 at 8:07 AM

      Tre was recorded? Uh-oh, that’s not good! I really don’t comment much on Tre’s indictment’s but I have a feeling she might have to go away for a while. To me, personally, I’ll say that this Wendy chick’s charges seem more severe than Tre’s because Wendy was stealing from people she knew. Maybe that’s why Tre is using her services? Tre seems like she can just about handle anything and I’ll say she’ll be okay if she does have to exit society for a couple of years. It’s Tre’s daughter’s who are going to have a hard time with this. 😦

    • black enga
      December 2, 2013 at 1:39 PM

      Oh my goodness Fame I don’t know what to say. If the source said they have recordings, what is she going to say, it isn’t her voice? This is terrible.

    • GPM
      December 2, 2013 at 7:08 PM

      Respectfully, Fame, I think your source may either be honestly — or dishonestly — mistaken regarding the existence of any telephone recordings between Teresa and any relevant mortgage broker or with respect to any worry about such a recording.

      First, your source cannot be employed by the Department of Justice or have gotten his or her information from someone there as it would be illegal for them to discuss it with you. (“”At no time shall personnel of the Departent of Justice furnish any statement or information for the purpose of influencing the outcome of a defendant’s trial, nor shall personnel of the Department furnish any statement or information, which could reasonably be expected to be disseminated by means of public communication, if such a statement or information may reasonably be expected to influence the outcome of a pending or future trial.”)

      It would not be unheard of, however, for the U.S. Attorney’s office to attempt to illegally communicate with bloggers as U.S. attorneys elsewhere have been caught doing that very thing elsewhere in an attempt to gain a criminal conviction — conduct which, I might add, the reviewing court referred to as “grotesque” misconduct and which resulted in a verdict being overturned on appeal. (http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/09/reversal_of_danziger_bridge_co.html#incart_maj-story-2)

      Assuming your source’s information did not come illegally from a source within the government, it would have had to have come from Tre (which I presume it did not, given its disparaging nature) or a trusted confidant — who is apparently not trustworthy at all!

      And if they’re not trustworthy, why give their report any credence, particularly when just analyzing the allegation of a recording on its merits fails so miserably:

      First, the contents of an illegally obtained wiretap are considered the “fruit of the poisonous tree” and as such are forbidden from being entered into evidence. As a result, any tape that may be in existence would only be relevant if it were legally obtained.

      Second, in New Jersey it is only legal to record a conversation if you are a party to the conversation, i.e., the recorder would have had to have been either be the mortgage broker or Tre.

      It’s unlikely that a law-abiding mortgage broker would in the normal course of business record telephone conversations s/he was having with potential borrowers and keep them for over than five years. (Keep in mind that the transactions in question occurred prior to Teresa’s involvement in RHONJ so the couple would have had no celebrity cachet at that time.) And it’s even less likely that a law-breaking mortgage broker would do so!

      It’s similarly unlikely that Tre would make such a tape recording and/or keep it. I have not looked at the two transactions recently added to the indictment, but I did note that the earlier loan transactions corresponded very closely with the births of the Guidice’s children. It seems highly unlikely that an expectant mother or the mother of a newborn could be bothered to deliberately make and/or keep such a recording.

      The only legal alternative then is that the recording was made — and saved — by law enforcement pursuant to a federal wiretap. I wouldn’t discount this as a possibility given (1) Saddle’s coffee lady’s remarks regarding Juicy’s apparently widely regarded “connected” status, (2) the possibility of federal investigation into “go-go” mortgage lenders (although highly unlikely and don’t we wish?!?!), or even (3) I suppose the potential of possible federal interest in Joe Mastropole if for no other reason than he was Juicy’s partner.

      But if all they could find was Juicy doing what tens of thousands of other Americans were doing at the same time, he certainly didn’t turn out to be Public Enemy No. 1 and, if the feds are giving either mortgage brokers or Mastropole a break in exchange for testifying against Teresa now, it’s unlikely that such a deal would be well received either by the public or by a jury.

      While it is highly unlikely that a pre-RHONJ Tre would have been a target of a federal investigation, pursuant to the Patriot Act the recording could be used against her (possibly with some limits; see http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/12/defense_attorneys_question_leg.html),

      But I’m not at all sure that the New Jersey U.S. Attorney’s Office (which was notably helmed by potential presidential candidate Chris Christie between 2002 and 2009) would want to have to put law enforcement officials on the stand to testify exactly what it was investigating and why it was listening to Tre’s conversations if she was not a target, particularly given the post-Snowden anti-snooping sentiment in the U.S. today.

      And if the U.S. Attorney is hoping to use the wiretap at trial, moreover, he would also have to be able to prove it actually was Teresa on the phone — something which is even more important given the fact that there are some important signatures in question which are obvious forgeries; recall that Juicy testified at the bankruptcy hearing that he “and others” which would require expert voiceprint testimony — and we’ve all seen how well expert voiceprint testimony worked out in the Zimmerman trial.

      And even assuming Teresa said something culpable, they couldn’t prove she wasn’t acting under duress — a fear of Juicy, Mastropole or even the unnamed others the feds deemed worthy of investigating!

      And all of the above assumes that such a recording even exists!

      Let’s face it — even if Tre were 100% innocent, in order for Juicy (her husband and only sexual partner, the father of her four children and the son of her parents’ lifelong friends) to get a plea bargain and the reduced sentence that comes with it, the U.S. Attorney’s Office is apparently going to require that Teresa do time in jail. Why? Not because they want money; if that were the case, they would want her working. It’s because Juicy going to jail — for something hundreds if not thousands of other New Jersey residents did but have not so far been prosecuted for — doesn’t “send a message.” For that they need to convict Bravo villainess Teresa Giudice, regardless of her innocence or guilt. She is facing an extraordinary conundrum and I am very glad that she has expert legal counsel, but it bothers me greatly that such extraordinary efforts appear to be being taken to undermine her ability to receive a fair trial.

      • Jeannie5233
        December 2, 2013 at 7:27 PM

        GPM – your last statement has crossed my mind frequently – I cannot see how in the world Teresa Giudice will get a fair trial – anywhere – considering your very valid comment that they need to prosecute Teresa to the fullest extent because of who she is and given all of the press and reporting done on this case. It has made national news with filming of the court appearances; has been splashed all over the tabloids repeatedly, as well the nightly entertainment news shows. Oh, they will find jurors but I think there will be a few that will slip by the selection process who will be biased against Teresa and Joe.

        For those who would like some insight on what the selection process (Voir Dire) consists of for potential jurors, here is the definition:

        “Voir Dire –
        (vwahr [with a near-silent “r”] deer) n. from French “to see to speak,” the questioning of prospective jurors by a judge and attorneys in court. Voir dire is used to determine if any juror is biased and/or cannot deal with the issues fairly, or if there is cause not to allow a juror to serve (knowledge of the facts; acquaintanceship with parties, witnesses or attorneys; occupation which might lead to bias; prejudice against the death penalty; or previous experiences such as having been sued in a similar case). Actually one of the unspoken purposes of the voir dire is for the attorneys to get a feel for the personalities and likely views of the people on the jury panel. In some courts the judge asks most of the questions, while in others the lawyers are given substantial latitude and time to ask questions. Some jurors may be dismissed for cause by the judge, and the attorneys may excuse others in “peremptory” challenges without stating any reason. 2) questions asked to determine the competence of an alleged expert witness. 3) any hearing outside the presence of the jury held during trial.”

        http://dictionary.law.com/Default.aspx?selected=2229

        • Laram
          December 2, 2013 at 10:52 PM

          Thank you, Jeannie. It has been 25 yrs since I took a class in college on jury selection, but living in AZ with Arias trial, and these nut jobs on Media not giving credence to our Constitution, and tainting innocence before guilty really spoils due process. Not that Arias and Giudices are the same, but due process is a right, even for non-citizens (pfft Joe) in alleged crimes here.

          I will wait for the defense’s argument, and the jury (let’s hope for fair?? In NJ), and the Judge’s sentencing if they are found guilty beyond reasonable doubt.

      • December 2, 2013 at 7:27 PM

        You make valid points, as usual, GPM. My impression was that the mortgage bankers recorded the phone conversations as part of normal business, but I’m only guessing. The source could be wrong, as you pointed out.

      • Laram
        December 2, 2013 at 10:44 PM

        I agree @GPM. The leaks that are In addition to the recordings, should only be privy to Feds and IRS. Something is fishy to me, and imo, could lead to a mistrial with evidence being leaked that may be rumors, but too detailed for such, if true.

      • December 3, 2013 at 9:00 AM

        One thing that comes to my mind is the fact that the Guidices used at one point Park Avenue bank in NYC. That bank *was* under investigation by the Feds which led to the prosecution and conviction of it’s head on fraud charges. If there was a wiretap done (conjecture on my part) as part of the Federal investigation it might have captured a conversation with Tre or Joe. Not that they didn’t do anything different from tens of millions of others during the real estate boom. Sorry but ordinary folks didn’t create the mess – the bankers did. No consumer can dictate terms to the bank. The banks ultimately control the process. If they choose (like they did) to not follow standard underwriting procedures or demand verifiable documentation – whose fault is that? They created a toxic financial environment and millions were swept into it. Now rather that prosecuting the real villains the Feds go for the *victims* of the banking hoax. Perhaps the Guidices did things that were on paper improper. But they had coaching and acceptance from the banks themselves in their (the banks) relentless pursuit of blinding profit.

    • Laram
      December 2, 2013 at 10:37 PM

      Thanks Fame. I am not a victim anymore, but pissed off bc we lost all with Enron. The Ponzi scheme and what continues to happen by corporate greed is disgusting, and hurts more with a trickling down effect that the guilty care to think about. It is bs and awful!!!

      • Laram
        December 2, 2013 at 10:38 PM

        *than not that.

  14. Detroitrockcity
    December 2, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    Oh My??!! My mymymy?! What can you say? Good Luck? I wish them all the luck in the world, but when you go against all the laws you should respect?? Hey!! We all have to follow rules!! You play! You pay 🙂 Go Wings;)

  15. black enga
    December 2, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    I just thought of something, why were the mortgage bankers recording Teresa? 0_0 Hmmmmmm.

    • kitty
      December 2, 2013 at 5:42 PM

      That strikes me as odd, too, black enga. Since these charges are years old, is the implication that they Feds were wire-tapping the bank — or the Giudices? And if either the bank or the Feds were taping the Giudices, why did the process even give them the (fraudulent?) loans they were going after? That info (if true) just begs more questions…

      • black enga
        December 3, 2013 at 12:35 AM

        Ikr, this case becomes more bizarre as each day passes, talk about torches and pitchforks.

  16. December 2, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    An EXCELLENT commentary on the Giudices’ plight and what they are going through compared to the banks and mortgage brokers who have gotten off scott free. It is a must- read; I find the last paragraph with regards to Fishman’s statement to be so unfortunately true:

    “Eric Holder Thinks ‘Real Housewives’ Commit Mortgage Fraud – But Not Bank CEOs
    By David Dayen July 30, 2013

    The unstated purpose of reality television is for viewers to feel superior to the poor saps on screen. And this week it is also apparently the purpose of the Department of Justice, which indicted two of the stars of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” on Monday. In a case involving the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Inspector General, the IRS, the U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee and the U.S. Attorney’s office in New Jersey, Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe stand accused of cheating on their taxes, hiding assets from a bankruptcy court and, in what is described as a “mail and wire fraud conspiracy,” fraudulently obtaining several home mortgages with false applications from 2001 to 2008.

    “The Giudices falsely represented on loan applications and supporting documents that they were employed and/or receiving substantial salaries when, in fact, they were either not employed or not receiving such salaries,” reads the indictment.

    Far be it from me to get in the way of a stampede of schadenfreude. But before we move straight to delighting in the misfortune of obnoxious pseudo-celebrities, let’s note that this case actually feels like a rerun. Since the financial crisis, the Justice Department swears it’s made strides in prosecuting financial fraud. What it means is that it has found defendants like Teresa and Joe Giudice, who commit the crime of lying to a bank. Meanwhile, the banks—who have lied to homeowners, courts, investors, and bankruptcy trustees—have escaped prosecution entirely.

    Consider the disparity in offenses here. According to the indictment, the Giudices would fill out loan applications claiming Teresa drew a salary as an executive assistant or owner of a stucco company. The couple would even submit fake pay stubs and IRS forms to this effect. In actuality, Teresa was not employed at all; she was actually a real housewife. The Giudices pulled off this mortgage loan scam six times in seven years, securing mortgage loans or home equity lines of credit totaling around $2.4 million (they used a similar scheme to acquire $2.5 million in loans for a pretend construction business).

    These sound like big numbers, and they are until you remember that 11 leading banks illegally foreclosed on as many as 244,000 borrowers, who had either not actually defaulted on their loans, were approved for a loan modification or were supposed to be protected by various federal laws. And in nearly all of these cases, the banks proved their standing to foreclose in court by presenting false documents, exactly what the Giudices stand accused of.

    Assuming an average loan value of $200,000, that puts the bank haul at $48 billion, some 20,000 times the value of Teresa and Joe Giudice’s mortgage take. Keep in mind that this is not a comprehensive number; the amount of false documents peddled by the banks in various foreclosure fraud scandals easily number in the millions, if not tens of millions. And yet no bank executive faces a maximum penalty of 180 years in prison for mortgage fraud, the way the Giudices do.

    Another part of the Giudice indictment alleges that they lied to the U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee, by hiding income made from “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” and other sources during a 2009 bankruptcy filing. Yet mega-banks like JPMorgan Chase have been accused in class action lawsuits of producing false evidence in “tens of thousands” of bankruptcy proceedings. In one celebrated case, bankruptcy judge Elizabeth Magner hit Wells Fargo with a $3.1 million fine on one loan, for routinely misapplying payments and overcharging the borrower. In the course of the trial, Judge Magner learned that “Wells Fargo admitted that these actions were part of its normal course of conduct, practiced in perhaps thousands of cases.” Banks have been found to systematically lie to bankruptcy courts, yet their executives don’t appear on TV shows tossing over furniture and getting into slap fights, so they commit these crimes with impunity.

    It would be one thing if the Giudices were an anomaly in this two-tiered system of justice. But during the Obama Administration’s two terms, a commitment to fighting mortgage fraud has mostly meant a commitment to prosecuting people who lie to banks. Here are some highlights from just the past several months. In June, executives from American Mortgage Specialists were sentenced for lying to obtain $28 million in funds from BNC Bank of North Dakota. The chief executive of U.S. Mortgage, a loan servicer, pled guilty last month to defrauding Wells Fargo of $8 million. In March, an Orange County couple was sentenced to prison for bilking seven banks out of $5 million. Here’s another. And another. And another. And another. And another. In fact, the only top executive to go to jail for foreclosure fraud is Lorraine Brown, the CEO of a document processing company, convicted for passing off those false documents to banks, as if she just committed that conspiracy on her own without any direction, duping the poor Wall Streeters.

    Are these legitimate sentences? They appear so. But are the resources spent on prosecuting them outsized compared to the resources spent on prosecuting bankers for defrauding homeowners, investors and courts? I don’t see how you could say no. In the case of the Giudices, four separate agencies contributed to their indictment. And all of the individuals in the above cases received prison time. But no bank executive has spent a day in jail for systematic abuses which, by the way, helped sink the economy and prolong the misery of the foreclosure crisis. If banks get cited for their myriad crimes at all, they buy their way out of trouble with settlements for negligible sums.

    The focus on small fry in financial fraud enforcement serves two purposes. First, it gives the Justice Department a talking point, however cockeyed, to prove their worthiness in prosecuting financial malfeasance. They can claim that “mortgage fraud is a top priority of this Administration.” More important, this sends a subtle yet chilling message, that the federal government will throw its weight at anyone who dares to defraud a bank, rather than securing justice against banks that defraud customers. A high-profile indictment like the Giudices will produce lots of headlines and send that message loud and clear, that cheating banks is not tolerated in America. The real “irresponsible” parties of the financial crisis, in this reading, are homeowners who lied on loan applications, not mortgage brokers who sold what were actually called “liars’ loans,” and committed documented falsification of applications to fool underwriters. Most of those brokers avoided jail, too.

    I recognize I’m in the unenviable position of defending two stars of the “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” who appear to be fairly terrible people. But when U.S. Attorney for New Jersey Paul J. Fishman said in a statement Monday, “Everyone has an obligation to tell the truth when dealing with the courts, paying their taxes and applying for loans or mortgages… That’s reality,” he should be honest and recognize that said reality comes with an asterisk. In fact, everyone except the largest financial institutions in America holds that obligation to tell the truth. We don’t have a justice system with the courage to convict everyone, regardless of wealth and power.”

    http://www.newrepublic.com/article/114080/obama-sues-teresa-guidice-real-housewives-mortgage-fraud

    • kitty
      December 2, 2013 at 9:07 PM

      Thanks for posting this article, Jeannie. It should sound alarms for everyone,

    • Laram
      December 2, 2013 at 10:59 PM

      Omg, Jeannie you brilliantly, as always state the cause! For Holder or anyone in Executive Branch of any President to comment and deflect on other people, albeit it celebrities, is too disgusting, and an SNL comedy sketch in the making. If it weren’t so thoughtless, esp. To our Military fighting the longest and endless war for profiting a few.

  17. IamNobodysHW
    December 2, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    OT: I just saw a commercial for millionaire match maker. And to my surprise there was Katface and liver lips with Rosie. Seriously millionaire and Rosie does not belong in the same sentence. WTF are they thinking?

    • mzjulesaz
      December 3, 2013 at 2:37 PM

      Ugh and I. Was going to try and watch Patti as she is so Fawkes and annoying, not now.

  18. black enga
    December 2, 2013 at 11:40 PM

    You have been on my mind today Kayswhims, where are you? I hope that you are doing okay, missing your posts.

    Sending Big Bear (((HUGS))))

    • December 3, 2013 at 1:19 PM

      Hey Black Enga,
      My mind is usually moving back and forth this time of year. Everyone around me keeps me busy helping them bake cookies, and decorate for Christmas. It does take my mind off of things for awhile. Even God, keeps me thinking about something else with people who cross my path at a grocery store. An elderly lady hugged me this morning after I helped her find something. I almost burst out crying when she said as long as she had the Lord she would be okay.

      • December 6, 2013 at 6:53 PM

        That is so special, kay ❤

  19. punkinseed
    December 3, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    If the recordings were made by DOJ investigating some other case and caught others like Tre in their net, wouldn’t that come under Fruit of the Poisonous Tree?

    • GPM
      December 3, 2013 at 9:01 PM

      Evidence is only excluded as “fruit of the poisonous tree” if the tree is “poisonous.”

      If the wiretap or intercept was legal, whatever it yields — the “fruit” — can be offered in evidence.

      Historically, such evidence was limited in that it could only be used against the target(s) of the investigation, i.e., if the wiretap/intercept net was so broad that it scooped up dolphins as well as sharks, you had to let the non-target dolphins go.

      I believe that changed however, with the passage of “Patriot” Act and that such evidence can now be used against anyone, dolphin or shark, regardless of whether they were the ones targeted in the warrant that authorized the wiretap/intercept.

  20. October 29, 2014 at 12:06 AM

    On October 21, 2014, Wendy Feldman announced that she dropped Teresa Giudice as a client because Teresa didn’t consult with Feldman before she asked the judge in her fraud conviction to let her serve her sentence at Connecticut’s Danbury Federal Prison (the facility that inspired Orange Is the New Black) in order to be closer to her family in New Jersey.

    “Sadly, my time with Teresa and has come to an end,” Feldman told E! on Monday, explaining in detail how Teresa put in the request without her “knowledge or input;” didn’t refer to her in the official filing; and has breached her trust with similar lapses like this in the past.

    “This is clearly not the first time my advice has not been followed,” Feldman said, “but this is the time where the stakes are the highest.

    “I work hard to maintain a strong relationship with the Bureau of Prisons — as I’ve tried to instruct Teresa, this is a process that must be respected.”

    Feldman said that an assignment to a specific facility is looked upon “as a gift,” not a right by officials, and that “by making this request, Teresa has jeopardized months of work, months of preparation and, in fact, may jeopardize where she is ultimately designated or sent to.”

    “I’m hopeful that, at some point, a change occurs and rehabilitation begins. My thought and wishes will always be with her children.”

    According to Vicki Hyman at NJ.com on October 21, 2014:

    “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice was dropped by her crisis management counselor Wendy Feldman after the reality star asked her sentencing judge to recommend she serve her 15-month term for fraud at the women’s prison camp in Danbury, Conn., and not at one of the bureau’s higher-security administrative facilities in Brooklyn or Philadelphia.

    […]

    A Bureau of Prisons spokesman told NJ Advance Media after Giudice’s sentencing that it considers the convict’s crimes, history of incarceration, violence and escape attempts, and the judge’s recommendations when it determines the inmate’s security level and placement. For someone like Giudice, a minimum-security prison camp would be the most likely, and the closest two are Danbury and Alderson in West Virginia.

    But according to the letter to U.S. District Court Judge Esther Salas from Giudice’s new lawyer Stacy Ann Biancamano (obtained by RadarOnline.com), the language of Salas’ judgment would likely result in Giudice being assigned to a metropolitan detention center, which was not Salas’ stated recommendation during the hearing. Such detention centers are institutions with special missions, such as the detention of pretrial offenders; the treatment of inmates with serious or chronic medical problems; or the containment of extremely dangerous, violent, or escape-prone inmates, according the U.S. Bureau of Prisons website.

    The bureau also tries to place prisoners within 500 miles of their home, but space is certainly a consideration. The Danbury prison camp, which inspired the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black,” only houses about 200 female prisoners. Another option for Giudice is the much larger (and reportedly much nicer) Alderson federal prison camp, which is nearly 500 miles away from Giudice’s husband and four daughters in Montville Township. The letter from Biancamano says Alderson would be Giudice’s second choice if Danbury is full.

    Giudice must surrender on Jan. 5. After she serves her time, her husband Joe faces a 41-month prison sentence, with deportation to Joe’s native Italy a strong possibility afterwards.

    http://www.nj.com/entertainment/celebrities/index.ssf/2014/10/teresa_giudice_prison_danbury_request_wendy_feldman.html

    According to Life & Style on October 29, 2014, Teresa lost her temper with Wendy Feldman during a last-minute strategy meeting, four days before her sentencing:

    Life & Style has exclusively learned that just four days before Joe and Teresa Giudice were given jail time in their sentencing hearing, Teresa lost her temper in a last-minute strategy meeting with a group of six advisers and attorneys — and attacked her crisis manager, Wendy Feldman.

    An eyewitness exclusively tells Life & Style that when Wendy tried to tell Teresa she couldn’t avoid some jail time, the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star snapped.

    “Teresa flipped out,” the witness reveals. “She just couldn’t hear those words. She grabbed Wendy with both hands and slammed her back forcefully. Everyone was stunned.”

    Three weeks later, Wendy quit. Publicly, she claimed it was because Teresa had filed papers asking to serve her sentence at the Danbury, Conn., prison that inspired “Orange Is the New Black” without her knowledge or input.

    But a source tells Life & Style that Wendy had made up her mind the moment Teresa attacked her in that conference room. “At that point, Wendy knew Teresa was a lost cause,” the source says.

    http://www.lifeandstylemag.com/posts/teresa-giudice-has-violent-brawl-with-crisis-manager-wendy-feldman-44985

  21. January 6, 2015 at 5:44 PM

    Vince Foster, Jr. ‏@JustTheFactsNJ Jan 1
    @teresa_giudice “I will make it right” Well you haven’t done squat. Now our prison system will finally make it right. #fireteresa

    wendy feldman retweeted
    arthur ‏@sakotheAmerican Jan 2
    @JustTheFactsNJ What’s even worse is that slow brain Teresa had Wendy write that worthless lying speech for judge Salas. #Ajoke

    wendy feldman ‏@Thewendyfeldman
    @sakotheAmerican @JustTheFactsNJ the speech Was very valuable! Federal court has no cameras but there was media. All saw the day unfold
    12:16 AM – 2 Jan 2015

    wendy feldman @Thewendyfeldman · Jan 2
    @sakotheAmerican @JustTheFactsNJ The speech will be addressed in my book. The hearing took 8 hours and was in full view of all media.

    wendy feldman ‏@Thewendyfeldman Jan 2
    @sakotheAmerican @JustTheFactsNJ well that’s my job. But when I’ve NEVER had anybody not actually walk the walk. So I bounced.

    arthur ‏@sakotheAmerican Jan 2
    @Thewendyfeldman I don’t blame you for speaking out in general terms regarding Teresa when she wasted many months of your time.

    wendy feldman ‏@Thewendyfeldman
    @sakotheAmerican I speak out because when you’re given a gift of an alternative sentence don’t ruin for others. Not 2 many ppl get experts
    12:23 AM – 2 Jan 2015

    wendy feldman @Thewendyfeldman · Jan 2
    Thank you @peoplemag for the profile and the upcoming one

    wendy feldman @Thewendyfeldman · Jan 2
    @washingtonpost will have a profile in the mag. You may be surprised. Let me know. And a preview of thee book.

    Teresa Giudice’s Ex Crisis PR Manager Wendy Feldman Is Writing A Tell-All

    “My retainer says collaboration not NDA. And respect of all rules and to be honest w me. So anything else BRING IT. I wrote good scripts too!” – Thewendyfeldman

    NDA = A non-disclosure agreement, also known as a confidentiality agreement.

    wendy feldman @Thewendyfeldman
    @piper @sandynightsky what do you think of my former client and my recent blogs at http://www.notesfromaninsider.com . #slammerpower

    Marivi-M.R.USA ‏@MariviGarces 20h20 hours ago
    @Thewendyfeldman @patriciafactor1 you got t be kidding. committed 40 + fraud crimes. thieves & liars do you understand?@Teresa_Giudice

    wendy feldman ‏@Thewendyfeldman
    @MariviGarces @patriciafactor1 @Teresa_Giudice THANK YOU and send her my outstanding and pay the DR for the kid- come on
    7:00 PM – 2 Jan 2015

    wendy feldman @Thewendyfeldman 2 Jan 2015
    @GableRgable55 to reflect you have to know you’ve done something not just be in denial and play blame game

    patricia copeland @patriciafactor1 · Jan 2
    @Teresa_Giudice ur only crime was providing for ur family!!! Best wishes!! Been there!!! X

    Vince Foster, Jr. ‏@JustTheFactsNJ Jan 2
    @patriciafactor1 @Teresa_Giudice are you kidding? She committed fraud so she could live in luxury. Get real! She wants to like the Jones.

    Gina Mariani ‏@GinaMariani57 Jan 2
    @Thewendyfeldman @patriciafactor1 @Teresa_Giudice I hope you got a healthy retainer at least, Wendy. That’s terrible.

    wendy feldman ‏@Thewendyfeldman
    @GinaMariani57 @patriciafactor1 @Teresa_Giudice hahahahahaha
    8:04 PM – 2 Jan 2015

    Amanda Marie Sutton ‏@amandasutton07 Jan 2
    @GinaMariani57 @Thewendyfeldman @patriciafactor1 @Teresa_Giudice wendy is terrible and blocked me

    Chris Magee ‏@Kiki_Mags Jan 2
    @GinaMariani57 @Thewendyfeldman @patriciafactor1 @Teresa_Giudice she blocked me, too. Truth hurts.

    Gina Mariani ‏@GinaMariani57
    @amandasutton07 I like to get paid when I do the work. You? Why did you follow me?

    Anne Green ‏@AgStisme
    @Kiki_Mags @GinaMariani57 @Thewendyfeldman @patriciafactor1 @Teresa_Giudice Seems she has blocked anyone who is on to her scam.

    LauraOf TheLight ‏@LauraoftheLight
    @Pamie68Queen @EReidenbach @Thewendyfeldman Maybe? But her behavior doesn’t seem like a woman who’s about to go away to prison right? #RHONJ

    wendy feldman ‏@Thewendyfeldman
    @LauraoftheLight hard to say. Everybody is different. Her actions however have shown zero. No downsizing and no humility. Prison will help
    11:39 AM – 3 Jan 2015

    Teresa Giudice- The Countdown…
    By Wendy Feldman
    December 30, 2014 · 10:51 AM

    Well, here we are days away from the surrender to Federal Prison of Teresa Giudice. I always told Teresa, as I tell many of my clients. The day of surrender will be a relief. An actual light at the end of the tunnel. A count down instead of an endless count and a road to nowhere. Yet that is a hard concept to grasp. She will wish she was on “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me out of Here.” Who knows, she may even think that?!

    There is much speculation about me, Teresa and the entire mess. Oh and of course the amazing interest in what prison is like and what awaits her and then Joe. First things first. I do not intend to discuss the details of our arrangement, but to those who think I have violated confidentiality I suggest looking at what I have actually discussed. All is my opinion or facts that are my own. The actual crimes are never something I discuss with any of my clients. The reason is my job is to guide people through situations, not judge or defend them.

    […]

    You can’t just waltz out of prison and think all is well unless you are a sociopath and you walk in that way. I am asked daily if that is the situation with Teresa. The answer is I have no idea. I do not think so. But I do know that a lot went into the sentencing and the hearing. The speech she read that every observer in court saw me sitting next to her all day madly rewriting. That speech was in process for weeks. It was a “collaboration”. The words however needed to be felt and then lived up to. For example, “I will make this right…” Only time will tell.

    I do know that it is well documented why I left the matter yet a major piece I have yet to share and will not at this time. I will say it is NOT a violation of privacy to voice my opinion and there is of course no NDA that I signed. Things should have turned out differently. There should have been no letter to Judge Salas as designations happen naturally everyday and the request for halfway house and community service now looks like what I said it was- FOOLISH-

    WHY? Because there has been no effort, not even a tiny one to do anything good for anybody. No community service. No acceptance of any responsibility, no I am sorry, no I will make “this” right. There has been nothing. Well, some photo opps and a lawsuit blaming a former lawyer where discovery alone will open a new can of worms. But nothing. This was a golden opportunity for Teresa to own her actions whatever they were and show people that you can comeback. You can rehabilitate and you can change you life.

    […]

    http://notesfromaninsider.com/2014/12/30/teresa-giudice-the-countdown/

    wendy feldman ‏@Thewendyfeldman
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2891497/Self-destructive-Teresa-Giudice-denial-just-days-reports-prison-lies-bunk-metal-bed-chilling-wake-call-says-former-crisis-manager.html

    Marivi-M.R.USA ‏@MariviGarces
    @Thewendyfeldman be grateful you don’t have to deal @Teresa_Giudice is a bad person & she is only famous b she has prostituted her family!

    wendy feldman ‏@Thewendyfeldman
    @MariviGarces @Teresa_Giudice I don’t think she’s a bad person.She certainly has lost her way I wouldn’t have invested a year w a bad person

    Marivi-M.R.USA ‏@MariviGarces
    @Thewendyfeldman @Teresa_Giudice she deceived a lot of us! #shebad

    wendy feldman ‏@Thewendyfeldman
    Maybe! She def needs help. RT @MariviGarces: @Thewendyfeldman @Teresa_Giudice she deceived a lot of us! #shebad”

    Marivi-M.R.USA ‏@MariviGarces
    @Thewendyfeldman @Teresa_Giudice missed a huge opportunity when she didn’t listen to you! Proud of U Calling it as you see it!#honestyrare
    9:18 PM – 30 Dec 2014

    wendy feldman ‏@Thewendyfeldman
    @MariviGarces still laughing at #shebad #word #shrimptails

    wendy feldman @Thewendyfeldman
    Yes RT @Imawear:The impression is not that you wish illness on her, but to explain your truth, after the harsh accusations on twitter. Yea?”

    wendy feldman @Thewendyfeldman
    @Imawear I don’t wish ill on Teresa at all and in fact I’ve said that many times. She knows that very well. Never know what might sink in

    wendy feldman @Thewendyfeldman
    @kwillis55 no idea. There are so many issues. Bankruptcy and civil plus the Judge Salas order from Nov. And the IRS. It’s a who not when

    wendy feldman retweeted
    Marivi-M.R.USA @MariviGarces
    @Thewendyfeldman @Teresa_Giudice missed a huge opportunity when she didn’t listen to you! Proud of U Calling it as you see it!#honestyrare

    wendy feldman @Thewendyfeldman
    Maybe! She def needs help. RT @MariviGarces: @Thewendyfeldman @Teresa_Giudice she deceived a lot of us! #shebad”

    wendy feldman @Thewendyfeldman ·
    I agree & tried! Thx RT @marywilkinson57:Teresa missed out, not listening to @Thewendyfeldman , such great advise http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2891497/Self-destructive-Teresa-Giudice-denial-just-days-reports-prison-lies-bunk-metal-bed-chilling-wake-call-says-former-crisis-manager.html …””

    Wendy tweeted on January 6, 2015 that Teresa is a sociopath and shouldn’t have expected probation and community service when she takes no “moral responsibility:”

    wendy's tweets about tre being a sociopath

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