'Real Housewives' Dad Matt Holmes Arrested for Arson, Insurance FraudRelated: Reality Check
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By Mary Kosearas
Looks like the ex-husband of "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Jacqueline Laurita and father of her 20-year-old daughter, Ashely, has found himself some drama of his own.
According to reports, John Madison "Matt" Holmes was arrested this past June in Texas on charges of arson, insurance fraud and money laundering. His current wife, Jodi Sue Holmes, was brought in on the money laundering charges as well.
The couple received $429,000 in insurance money after their two-story home burned down in March which a "credible witness" claims Holmes stared the fire. A newspaper reports that a complaint was filed by Parker Country Fire Marshall's investigator, Ken Dabbs that revealed that the cash was spent towards plastic surgery, a $40,000 diamond ring for Jodi and other things.
Shortly after the arrest back in June, both Matt and Jodi were released on bond.
Matt's daughter Ashely, who has seen her fair share of controversy as a regular on the "Housewives," tweeted: "FYI -- my parents have NOT been indicted.This whole thing was started by a disgruntled employee..they are INNOCENT & that's all I have to say."
Click to see other "Housewives" husbands who have had run-ins with the law.
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