It’s going to be a very bleak holiday in one reality family’s household after Uncle Sam became Uncle Scrooge and destroyed Christmas — but Teresa and Joe Giudice have no one to blame but themselves.
According to RadarOnline, the Giudice family got a little Christmas visit this week, but it was from the polar opposite of Santa Claus. Their source says federal agents raided the Giudice’s mansion in New Jersey and made off with anything that wasn’t nailed down, to satisfy the couple’s debt — including their daughters’ Christmas presents.
“Plasma televisions, expensive jewelry, cash and even the kids’ Christmas presents were taken,” the insider revealed.
“Teresa was home and was absolutely stunned by the raid. She had no clue they were coming. She was absolutely hysterical, and begging them not to take the girls’ Christmas presents.”
The feds even found “a large amount of cash” in the wine cellar.
It may sound majorly Grinch-like, but the Giudices have no one to blame for their family’s failed Christmas but themselves. The raid was a result of their failure to “submit any payment plan for the outstanding $214,000 they owe in restitution,” the insider said. “As such, prosecutors were eager to get the property seized.”
“The property will now be auctioned off with the money going into a trust account. If there is any money left over, it would go to paying creditors in their bankruptcy, in which they owe $14.3 million.
“This all could have been avoided if Teresa had simply submitted a proposed plan to pay off the restitution,” explained the source. “Yet, Teresa chose to once again thumb her nose at the law, and was ignoring it.”
A rep for Teresa Giudice, who is due to report to jail to begin her 15-month sentence on Jan. 5, denied the raid happened, saying, “There is no truth to this rumor.” The US Attorney’s Office had no comment.