‘Real Housewives’ star Teresa Giudice released from federal prison

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DANBURY, Conn. — One of New Jersey’s “Real Housewives” has been released after serving nearly a year in prison for bankruptcy fraud.

Teresa Giudice was released at 5:01 a.m. Wednesday from the Danbury Federal Correctional Institution in Connecticut.

A lawyer for Giudice says she will travel home to Montville, New Jersey. She will be on home confinement until Feb. 5.

Giudice has been at the prison since January. She and her husband, Joe Giudice, pleaded guilty last year to bankruptcy fraud. They admitted hiding assets from bankruptcy creditors and submitting phony loan applications to get some $5 million in mortgages and construction loans.

Joe GiudiceĀ is expected to start his own prison sentence in March. A federal judge staggered the couple’s sentences in deference to their four daughters.

Teresa’s oldest daughter, Gia, tweeted this early Wednesday:

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