The husband of "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice has been accused of allegedly forging a signature on a mortgage document to secure $1 million, the New York Post reports, citing court papers.
It’s unclear what happened to the funds, since the pair declared bankruptcy in October and said they were in debt for almost $11 million, the article says.
The story reports that Joe Giudice and his former business partner, Joe Mastropole, owned property together, and that Mastropole allegedly gave Joe Giudice a $586,000 loan secured by three East Orange, NJ, buildings.
Bu, allegedly, Giudice repaid only $300,000. Then Guidice allegedly forged Mastropole’s name on a June 2007 document that said the mortgage was paid, allowing him to take out another loan and pocket $1 million, the story says.
While Mastropole won a judgement in the case last year, that’s now in dispute because of the Guidice’s bankruptcy, the article adds. The Guidice’s bankruptcy attorney said Guidice signed the document with Mastropole’s permission, which Mastropole says isn’t true.