Joe Giudice is an Italian citizen who is married to the reality TV star Teresa Giudice of The Real Housewives of New Jersey fame. He also came to the limelight due to his financial woes and legal tangles due to it. Let us take a sneak peep into his wiki and know about his life and career and the hardships he is facing now!
Joe Giudice birth, age, full name, parents, siblings, school, and childhood
Joe Giudice was born on 22 May 1972 in Saronno in Italy. His full name is Giuseppe Joe Giudice. His parents’ names are Frank and Filomena Giudice. Joe also has siblings; a brother called Pete and a sister named Maria.
There is no information known about his education and schooling and college days. He had come to America as an infant and though a permanent resident, he remains an Italian citizen.
Joe Giudice and his career
Joe was a wealthy person. He was a construction builder and also owned a restaurant. He gained fame with his appearances on the Bravo TV show The Real Housewives of New Jersey. He became a TV personality and an entrepreneur.
Joe Giudice and his married life, wife, and children
Joe is married to Teresa Giudice and their marriage was sermonized in 1999. They were happy initially and lived in affluence. They have four children. The eldest Gia was born on 8 January 2001. This was followed by the birth of Gabriella on 4 October 2004, Milania on 2 February 2006 and Audriana on 14 September 2009.
Joe Giudice and his financial troubles
The family’s financial problems commenced in 2009 and in October 2009 they filed for bankruptcy. A date of 22 August 2010 was set for the auction of their furniture at their home in Towaco, New Jersey. It was rescheduled but was ultimately canceled as the couple then decided to withdraw their petition for bankruptcy.
On 29 July 2013, the couple was charged with the crime of having committed mail fraud, wire, and bank fraud. They were also said to have made false claims on their bank loan applications. They also were charged for bankruptcy fraud. Joe was also said to have failed to have filed tax returns for the tax years 2004 to 2008.
It was alleged that during these years, he earned more than $ 1 million. The couple pleaded not guilty of all the charges. Their lawyer was Miles Feinstein from Paterson, NJ.
Joe was also charged with obtaining a driver’s license using his brother’s birth and marriage certificate. He was sentenced to 20 days of community service and his driving license was suspended.
Joe Giudice’s trial for the fraud
In 2014, the couple was tried for the financial frauds. They entered a guilty plea for 41 counts of fraud with the prosecutors. They had earned a net of $ 5 million from such frauds over a 10-year period. Teresa was handed over 15 months in federal prison and Joe to 41 months.
It was also likely that he would be deported to Italy at the end of the sentence period which ends in early 2019. The pair had also to pay $ 414000 as a penalty. They could serve their sentences separately so that one parent is with their children.
Teresa completed her sentence first and came back to her kids. Joe is serving his sentence in jail. Teresa is ready to join him in Italy with their kids.
Joe Giudice’s deportation
After Joe completed his jail sentence, the judge ruled out last month that he will be deported to Italy.
His wife Teresa said that “He’s very upset,” and the whole family are “taking it day by day” and doing “whatever we have to do.”
She told The Daily Dish:
“Joe’s deportation has been the most upsetting news by far, I think, that we’ve had in the history of [The Real Housewives of New Jersey], much worse than either of them going to jail. I immediately had reached out to Teresa. She answered me right away. She is very, very strong. And I have said this, if anybody can hold it together, it’s Teresa Giudice.”
“She’s gonna be strong for her daughters, she’s gonna be strong for her family, and whatever the outcome is, if he is actually deported, she’ll deal with it accordingly and hold her family together like she has all along. I mean, this is the most unfortunate news, and I’m devastated. It’s heartbreaking, and it’s the worst hand that you can be dealt. But she will handle it like the champ that she is.”
Reference: (Wikipedia.org, people.com, bravotv.com)