Teresa Giudice Files Malpractice Suit Against Attorney, Blames Him for Prison Time

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Teresa and Joe Giudice at a court date last March.

Teresa Giudice is making some moves from her prison cell. Entertainment Tonight reports that the Real Housewives of New Jersey star has filed a malpractice suit against her former bankruptcy attorney, claiming that he is the reason she is behind bars.

“As alleged in the complaint — if he had taken appropriate action as her attorney, entrusted with her welfare, she would not be incarcerated,” [said Attorney Carlos Cuevas, who filed the complaint for Giudice].

“The missteps were so bad she had to plead guilty to bankruptcy fraud. … Emotionally it’s a tremendous strain, because imagine going to bed at night and not being able to say to your children, ‘I love you.'”

Giudice is currently serving a 15-month sentence after she and her husband pleaded guilty to fraud last year. She is expected to be released in February of 2016.