Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s Joe Giudice is currently serving a 41-month prison sentence for mail, wire, and bankruptcy fraud.
He is set to be released from prison in March 2019.
Joe, who is married to Teresa Giudice, is now facing possible deportation. According to Radar Online, Judge John Ellington told the court on October 10: “Based upon the law, I find you deportable and ineligible for any kind of relief. Mr. Giudice, no matter how this turns out, I wish you the best. I decided this case as a matter of law.”
Upon hearing the judge’s decision, Joe immediately started arguing with the judge.
“I don’t understand how I can be deported on this case,” he said.
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is reportedly in deportation proceedings, but Joe and his lawyer claim he won’t be deported.
James J. Leonard Jr., the Giudice family attorney, told People, “I can state with absolute certainty that no decision has been made regarding the immigration status of Joe Giudice.”
During the hearing, Judge Ellington explained that Joe could file an appeal by November 9 regarding the deportation decision.
Joe desperately wants to stay in the US with his wife and four daughters, but if he’s deported, it seems likely they’ll go with him. During the RHONJ reunion in January, Teresa implied she’d be willing to move. She said, “I mean, Italy’s a beautiful place to live. I wouldn’t mind, you know, I’m just saying. Listen, whatever God has planned for me, that’s what’s going to happen. I will embrace it the best I can.”
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