'Real Housewives' star makes prison her new home - WFSB 3 Connecticut

'Real Housewives' star makes prison her new home

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Teresa Giudice attends "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" White Party at the Woodbury Country Club on Monday, July 21, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP) Teresa Giudice attends "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" White Party at the Woodbury Country Club on Monday, July 21, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)
DANBURY, CT (AP) -

One of New Jersey's "Real Housewives" has gone to the big house.

An attorney representing Teresa Giudice says the star of "Real Housewives of New Jersey" reported to federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut, on Monday morning to begin serving a 15-month sentence for bankruptcy fraud.

James Leonard says Giudice was anxious to "get this nightmare behind her" so she can return home to her family.

Her husband, Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice, will start his 41-month sentence on similar charges when Teresa Giudice is released. The couple has four daughters.

They pleaded guilty last year to hiding assets from bankruptcy creditors and submitting phony loan applications to get some $5 million in mortgages and construction loans.

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