RHONJ’s new bad boy is Mortgage Banker James Marchese (hereinafter “Marchese”), husband of Amber Corbino Marchese. Viewers were shocked and/or relieved by Marchese’s “in your face” style informing Joe Giudice that he wanted no part of him. Marchese claimed his relationship with the U.S. Attorney’s office made it impossible for him to associate with Teresa and Joe Giudice.
Tabloids exploded with stories that Marchese allegedly lied about his involvement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Radar On Line called Marchese a “real faker” saying he “lied about his link to Giudice prosecutor.”
Newsflash: The Tabloids are 100% wrong. Marchese didn’t lie and he is no faker when it comes to his relationship with the U.S. Attorney’s Office under the local supervision of Paul Fishman, U.S. Attorney.
By Faux Reality article dated May 23, 2014, Marchese’s involvement as the star witness for the U.S. Attorney’s Office was well documented. See: RHONJ Spoiler Alert Amber & Jim Marchese Full Throttle. However, Marchese’s relationship continues as detailed below:
First and foremost, a layperson uses the terms “Attorney General” and “U.S. Attorney” interchangeably. There is a distinction: The Attorney General’s Office is the State of New Jersey’s highest ranking attorney who prosecutes state law violations. The U.S. Attorney’s office is a Federal Agency under the Department of Justice run by Eric Holder that enforces federal law. Marchese & Giudice are both involved with the same U.S. Attorney’s office (not the Attorney General’s office).
In or about 2010, Marchese purchased interest in a mortgage company known as Mortgage Now Inc. Unbeknown to Marchese at the time of the purchase, the U.S. Attorney had been investigating massive fraudulent dealings within the mortgage industry dating back to 2008 that impacted Mortgage Now (Mortgage Now was named as a victim in the massive criminal case).
Soon thereafter, the U.S. Attorney charged a litany of people with mortgage fraud, conspiracy to commit fraud, conspiracy to commit murder, witness tampering, wire fraud, etc in what may turn out to be one of the biggest mortgage fraud cases in New Jersey history.
One of the Defendants/witnesses involved was a former employee with Mortgage Now. It was alleged, among other criminal activities, that as a result of a Grand Jury Subpoena served on Mortgage Now, Defendants conspired and did in fact take a witness to a wooded area in an attempt to shoot him.
As part of the State v. Ricks, et als investigation, Marchese provided the U.S. Attorney with his expertise regarding Mortgage Now’s operating procedures, etc. (details redacted due to the sensitive nature of the matter). The matter is scheduled to proceed to trial later this year.
Based upon Marchese’s participation in State v. Ricks, et al., it was determined that it would be reckless to place Marchese in a social setting with Teresa or Joe Giudice for the the good of the Giudice family AND Marchese where things may be said jokingly or otherwise that Marchese would then have an obligation to report to the U.S. Attorney. (Can you imagine Rich Wakile saying “Hey Joe, I know where the money is buried” or some other idiotic statement?) Rather than place anyone in such a position, Marchese made it clear TO ALL prior to filming that he would not film with Teresa or Joe Giudice, and would immediately remove himself from any discussions regarding their legal issues.
So why did Marchese attend the First Responder’s Party you ask. . . .
. . . Let’s not forget the adventures of Penelope PitStop where she revealed the escapades of Production in forcing / tricking people to show up at events under false pretenses. See the Adventures of Penelope PitStop.
An inside source revealed to Faux Reality that Marchese attended the First Responder’s Party to escort his wife to a fun filled party and film with his friend of 10 years, Bobby Ciasulli. Marchese was assured that Production would abide by his wishes not to discuss the Giudice legal issues with them or others and not to film with them.
Our inside source confirmed that Marchese was stunned when his wife was assaulted and further shocked when his reason for not filming with Teresa and Joe became the focus of arguments between him and other cast members.
“Clearly the show has shifted from focusing on Amber’s well adjusted happy family!”
Welcome to Real Housewives of New Jersey where even the criminal justice system takes a back seat to chicanery!!