According to judge Esther Salas, who was presiding over the case at the U.S. District Court in Newark, it was more of a question of what they didn't do. The Giudices were supposed to come to court with probation reports thoroughly filled out, listing their assets and specific financial information – yet the judge said there were still missing items totaling $75,000.
"On one hand, I see you're a savvy businesswoman," Salas told Teresa. "But then you're going to tell me you don't know how to cooperate with probation? Full disclosure of your financial assets was a requirement. The lack of transparency, that's what offends the court."