‘Real Housewives’ star Teresa Giudice starts prison term

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Teresa Giudice (Credit: CNN)

DANBURY, Conn.— 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.