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Joe Giudice Is Released from Prison After 41-Month Sentence

Teresa Giudice's husband still awaits the court's decision regarding his deportation to Italy.

By Laura Rosenfeld
Joe Giudice and Teresa Giudice

Teresa Giudice's husband, Joe Giudice, has completed his prison sentence, The Daily Dish has confirmed.

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The Real Housewives of New Jersey husband was released from FCI Allenwood Low in Allenwood, Pennsylvania early in the morning of Thursday, March 14. “Mr. Giudice has finished serving his federal prison sentence and was transferred early this morning from the Bureau of Prisons to a facility in western Pennsylvania which houses immigration detainees," his attorney, James J. Leonard Jr., said in a statement to The Daily Dish. "His lawyers and his family are hopeful that justice will prevail and Mr. Guidice will return home to his wife and four daughters who love him and miss him.”

Joe was sentenced to 41 months in prison after pleading guilty to mail, wire, and bankruptcy fraud charges in 2014. He began his sentence at FCI Fort Dix in New Jersey in March 2016, just three months after Teresa was released from the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut in December 2015. Joe was transferred to FCI Allenwood Low in 2017.

A judge ruled in October 2018 for Joe to be deported back to Italy, where he was born, following the completion of his prison sentence. An appeal was filed in November in an effort to keep Joe with his family in the United States. Joe and his family are still awaiting the court's decision regarding the appeal.

Teresa opened up about the end of Joe's prison sentence and his pending deportation during the RHONJ Season 9 reunion. She made it clear that she's doing everything in her power to keep her family together. "Yeah, it's just a lot to deal with, my children, what's gonna happen with him, it's a lot. And listen, everyone makes mistakes, but to get deported, that's so sad," she told Andy Cohen. "So I'm doing everything I can. I'm spending all this money, I'm appealing it, like everything. Like, whatever has to be done, I'm doing it. I'll fight to the end. That's what I'm doing."

Watch Teresa open up more about Joe's pending deportation at the RHONJ reunion, below.

Teresa Giudice Weighs in on Joe's Pending Deportation
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