EXCLUSIVE: Teresa Giudice's House Arrest Ends as She Looks Forward to 'Closing This Dark Chapter in Her Life,' Attorney Says
The RHONJ star was released from prison Dec. 23 after serving nearly a year behind bars
“Effective this morning, Teresa is no longer subject to the parameters of home confinement. She is now free in all aspects from the custodial portion of her sentence,” her attorney James Leonard tells PEOPLE in an exclusive statement. “The restitution has been paid in full and what remains is a two-year period of supervised release, the terms of which we will remain in full compliance with.”
The star, 43, was found guilty of fraud charges and sentenced to 15 months in jail in October 2014. She reported to the Federal Correctional Institution, a minimum-security satellite camp for women in Danbury, Connecticut, on Jan. 5, 2015, and was released Dec. 23. She has since taken occasional excursions out to see family or go shopping with permission of her probation officer, but will now be free to come and go as she pleases.
“Teresa is very much looking forward to closing this dark chapter in her life and moving forward both personally and professionally,” her attorney’s statement concludes.
Since her return home, the reunited Giudice family has been enjoying their time together as they prepare for Teresa’s husband Joe to begin a 41-month prison sentence in March. The couple – parents to daughters Gia, 15, Gabriella, 11, Milania, 10, and Audriana, 6 – recently took their children to celebrate Milania’s birthday at an indoor skydiving facility.
Teresa is also preparing to release her tell-all prison memoir Turning the Tables, out Tuesday.