Jon Campisi Aug. 15, 2013, 10:53am


An attorney representing a worldwide laundry solutions company has filed a civil action against a reality television star.

Lloyd S. Markind, a lawyer from the Cherry Hill, N.J. firm Sklar-Markind, filed a praecipe to enter judgment in favor of his client, Alliance Laundry Systems LLC, a commercial laundry products manufacturer, in an amount in excess of $235,000.

The judgment was filed against Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice.

The court filing, docketed on Aug. 5 at Philadelphia’s Common Pleas Court, seeks judgment in the amount of $235,510.15 plus interest that has accumulated to date beginning on June 13 of this year.

The filing states that interest to date comes to $711.37 and costs amount to $216.

Specifics with regard to what led to the filing for judgment did not appear to be included in court paperwork.

Giudice is no stranger to the legal system.

The website Philly.com reported Wednesday that Teresa Giudice and her husband, Joe, were scheduled to enter a plea at a federal courthouse in Newark, N.J. that afternoon relating to fraud and tax evasion charges.

Last month, the website reported that the Giudices were charged in a 39-count indictment with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud.

Joe Giudice, whose given name is Giuseppe, was also charged with failing to file tax returns from 2004 through 2008, during which he is said to have earned close to $1 million.

News reports have stated that if convicted, Giuseppe Giudice, a citizen of Italy, could possibly be deported to his native country.

In her criminal case, Teresa Giudice is reportedly being represented by attorney Henry Klingeman.

According to Courthouse News Service, the federal government is alleging that the New Jersey couple conspired to defraud lenders and illegally obtain mortgages and other loans and then hide any assets and income during a bankruptcy matter.

The mail and wire fraud conspiracy charges relate to the couple’s allegedly setting up fictitious employment and salaries in order to obtain the mortgages and other loans, the federal indictment alleges.

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