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Joe Giudice Will Be Deported to Italy Following Prison Sentence
The Real Housewives of New Jersey husband has been in prison since March 2016.
Joe Giudice will reportedly be deported back to Italy following his 41-month prison sentence after a judge ruled on Wednesday (October 10) on the order in immigration court. The Real Housewives of New Jersey husband now has 30 days to appeal the decision, according to PEOPLE.
Joe is currently serving time for mail, wire, and bankruptcy fraud at Federal Correctional Institution Allenwood in Pennsylvania. His sentence began in March 2016 at the FCI in Fort Dix, New Jersey and he was transferred at the end of 2017 to the Pennsylvania location.
Previously, in June, James J. Leonard Jr. addressed speculation about Joe's future in a statement to PEOPLE: "I can state with absolute certainty that no decision has been made regarding the immigration status of Joe Giudice. The same immigration detainer that was lodged against him in March of 2016 remains in place today, but I want to be absolutely clear about this, no judicial authority has made any decision regarding what will happen with that detainer. Mr. Giudice has immigration counsel who are and have been working aggressively on his behalf so that he can return home to his wife and four young daughters and we remain optimistic that that is how this will end.”
The Giudice family attorney also recently shut down chatter about Teresa Giudice and Joe's nearly twenty year marriage in a statement to Page Six last week: “Teresa is not talking about getting divorced, she is not thinking about getting divorced and she’s not filing for divorce. It’s not happening, not just now, but never. I can’t be any more clear about it.”