Joe Giudice, husband of “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice, is set to complete his 41-month sentence in federal prison on Thursday.
But he will not get to go home to his family because he is facing deportation to his native Italy.
In October, a judge decided that Giudice, who is in a federal prison in Allenwood, Pennsylvania, should be deported to his native country after the completion of this sentence.
Born Giuseppe Giudice in Saronno, Italy, outside Milan. He moved to the United States when he was 1 but never became a citizen. Permanent residents who commit crimes of “moral turpitude” are eligible for deportation.
In 2014, the Giudices, who live in the Towaco section of Montville in Morris County, were sentenced in federal court after pleading guilty to bankruptcy fraud and conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud.
Teresa Guidice was sentenced to 15 months in prison and was ordered to serve her time first so their daughters could have one parent at home. Teresa served just shy of a year in 2015, while Joe reported to prison to start his sentence of more than three years in 2016.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has had a detainer on Joe Guidice since he was first locked up in 2016.
When a legal permanent resident commits an aggravated felony or crime of “moral turpitude,” including fraud, ICE can start removal proceedings.
At Fort Dix, Giudice, was barred from alcohol counseling because of the ICE detainer. The Residential Drug Abuse Program would have qualified him for early release.