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Celebrity Docket – Real Housewives Have Real Tax Trouble


“Real Housewives” Teresa Giudice, NeNe Leakes and Kim Fields. They seem to have a lot more in common than a reality show.

Several of the stars of “Real Housewives” could start a new show together. They could call it “Real Trouble With the IRS.”

Teresa Giudice is perhaps the most famous, and she ended up doing time for her crimes. The “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star was sentenced to 15 months in prison for bankruptcy fraud and tax evasion. Her husband Joe was hit with even more charges, and more jail time.

A Federal Tax Lien was filed against the Giudices in the amount of $219,804.38. Then another lien for $243,425.50 was filed a month before Joe Giudice began his 41-month prison sentence. Teresa is out on parole now, and hawking a book about her prison experience. (She’s going to have to sell a lot of them to pay back that debt).

“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star NeNe Leakes owes almost $830,000 from her 2014 taxes, so she has been hit with a Federal Tax Lien as well. Apparently 2014 was a lucrative year for her, as she starred in a Broadway show and did a stint on “Dancing With the Stars” as well as launching a clothing line on the Home Shopping Network.

Another “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star is on the IRS radar. Kim Fields, (you may remember her as “Tootie” from the “The Facts of Life” TV series in the ’80s) did not pay her taxes in 2011, 2012, or 2013, so she is also facing a Federal Tax Lien. Fields owes the IRS $212,421.02 in back taxes.

-Yes ladies, the rules really do apply to you too.