Reality star Teresa Giudice will be spending serious time in prison, a federal judge decided. Giudice was sentenced to 15 months in prison for committing numerous types of fraud with her husband. She said tearfully before receiving the sentence, "I’m so scared. I’m blessed, but today I am also humbled. I fully take responsibility for my actions. This is not how I was raised. I am more sorry than anyone will ever know."

Her husband, Joe Giudice, was sentenced to 41 months in prison and may be deported (he's an Italian citizen). Teresa Giudice will serve her sentence first, starting in January, and when she's completed her time, then Joe Giudice will go to prison. This is to ensure their children have at least one parent.

Joe Giudice told U.S. District Judge Esther Salas, "I stand here humiliated before the court and my family and society. I disgraced many people, including my wife and four daughters. I take full responsibility for my actions. I promise to be a better person." From

Joe Giudice's lawyer Miles Feinstein delivered a long tribute on his client's behalf, asking Salas to consider leniency because Joe took responsibility for the crimes in an attempt to exonerate his wife. "That is the mark of a real man," he said.

He talked at length about the recent death of Joe's father Frank, who died from a massive heart attack "in Joe's arms," and how devastated his client has been since then. Though mostly stoic throughout the hearing, at this point Joe Giudice took a tissue offered by his wife and wiped away tears.

"Nobody can say Joe Giudice is not a good and considerate son," Feinstein said. "He's a low-key and loving individual. This is the real Joe. Not the 'Housewives' Joe."

He also read a letter from Joe's mother Filomena, who could not be in court due to health problems. "My son needs a slap on the wrist, not to be taken away from his family."

Salas later responded: "It's not a slap on your wrist you need, Mr. Giudice. Uh-uh. You need to understand the laws of this country and that they need to be respected."

The Bergen Record detailed Salas's annoyance at the couple:

Salas lectured the couple about "glaring omissions" in both of their financial disclosure forms. Salas read off recreational vehicles, home furnishings, cars, construction equipment — all not reported to the probation office by the couple but listed on federal prosecutor's documents.

The judge questioned why Teresa says she has no jewelry on the forms, but her attorney defended that statement, saying her costume jewelry is worth very little. The couple listed $25,000 in furnishings for their $3 million Montville home, an assertion that her attorney said was accurate. He explained that most of the furnishings seen on TV are brought in by the production company.

The judge then went on to list seven other items not listed on any court documents that were later discovered by government investigators.

The couple is millions in debt.