Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice’s husband, Joe Giudice, has officially been released from prison. The Bravo star has been in prison for almost three years for committing fraud.
The 46-year-old was released on Thursday, March 14 from Allenwood Low Federal Correctional Institution in Pennsylvania.
Though he has been released, he is still in federal custody with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, aka ICE.
Because he is not an American citizen (despite living in this country since he was a child), he is being transferred to an immigration detention center where he must await a ruling about whether or not he’ll be deported to Italy.
“The custodial aspect of Mr. Giudice’s federal sentence does, in fact, expire on or about March 14, 2019,” the family’s attorney, James J. Leonard Jr., said in a statement.
“However, due to the immigration order and detainer lodged against him, that is not a release date, meaning he is not coming home on that date.”
The lawyer continued, “We are optimistic that once his appeal is heard, he will receive the appropriate relief and will be able to come home and remain there with his family. They love him, they support him and they miss him tremendously.”
Teresa has revealed that if her husband does get deported back to Italy, the family will not go with him and that she plans on divorcing him.
In fact, she confirmed her decision to not follow her husband to Italy during the Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion.
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