09/05/2013 10:23 am ET

Teresa Giudice Brought Her Lawyer To 'Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Reunion (REPORT)


Teresa Giudice brought a guest to "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" reunion: her lawyer.

Teresa and her husband Joe are facing 39 counts of federal fraud. The embattled reality star brought her attorney Henry Klingeman to the reunion taping, according to WetPaint.

"Teresa wants to clear her name, but she's extremely limited in what she can talk about," a source told WetPaint. "It's very frustrating to her."

In July, Teresa and Joe were hit with a 39-count indictment with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud, according to the court document. WetPaint reports that the full cast -- Teresa, Jacqueline Laurita, Caroline Manzo, Kathy Wakile, Melissa Gorga -- was in attendance along with Venus Nicolino, aka Dr. V.

Having her lawyer present at the taping isn't the only way Teresa's legal problems are affecting the show. Prosecutors reportedly have asked Bravo for unaired "Real Housewives of New Jersey" footage in hopes of finding Teresa or Joe doing inappropriate spending.

"Real Housewives of New Jersey" airs Sundays, at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.



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