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RHONJ’s Teresa Giudice Explains Why She Believes Caroline Manzo is a ‘Rat’ and Reveals One of the People Who Turned Her and Joe Into the Feds Appeared on the Show

RHONJ's Teresa Giudice Explains Why She Believes Caroline Manzo is a 'Rat' and Reveals One of the People Who Turned Her and Joe Into the Feds Appeared on the Show

RHONJ's Teresa Giudice Explains Why She Believes Caroline Manzo is a 'Rat' and Reveals One of the People Who Turned Her and Joe Into the Feds Appeared on the Show

Teresa Giudice doesn’t necessarily believe that Caroline Manzo went directly to the feds about crimes she and Joe Giudice committed years ago, but she doesn’t think she’s innocent either.

After slamming her former Real Housewives of New Jersey co-star as a “rat” during her Bravo special, Teresa and Joe: Unlocked, last year, Teresa opened up about the way in which she feels Caroline contributed to the federal government’s case against her and her now-estranged husband.

“I just feel there was a lot of people dabbling in it… that were probably in this person’s ear,” Teresa explained on the RHONJ: After Show.

As RHONJ fans may know, Joe’s former business partner, Joe Mastropole, has been accused of turning the Giudices in. However, when it comes to the information he used against them, Teresa believes Caroline played a role.

“I said it, right? I said it. That’s why I said it. We know who did it because that person didn’t get in trouble… and I did. And I had nothing to do with it,” Teresa continued.

Mastropole filed a fraud case against Joe years ago after accusing him of forging his name on mortgage documents to get $1 million for himself. A short time later, after Mastropole received a judgement in his favor, Teresa and Joe filed for bankruptcy and were later sentenced to serve time behind bars for bank and wire fraud.

“I took it like a champ. I went to jail. It’s fine. That’s what I had to go through,” Teresa recalled.

In November of last year, Jacqueline Laurita claimed Joe’s former business partner threatened to turn Joe into the feds if he didn’t receive the money he was owed from Joe.

“I just feel there was a lot of people dabbling that were communicating with this person also,” Teresa explained. “A lot of people were dabbling to take me and Joe down which is so sad. Like, if people really watch the show, it’s so black and white it’s not even funny. It’s all spelled out.”

According to Teresa, Caroline likely got her chance to communicate with Mastropole, who she did not name, during the time he and his wife were close to the RHONJ cast. As she explained, Mastropole’s wife was seen on the show before the two of them allegedly confirmed their involvement in Joe and Teresa’s downfall.

It’s unknown when this After Show was filmed as Caroline and Teresa reunited in December to film a Super Bowl ad, and sources have stated that the ladies got along during the video shoot.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey season 10 airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on Bravo.

Photos Credit: Charles Sykes/Bravo, Astrid Stawiarz/Bravo