Joe Giudice’s bond request is DENIED by judge as the husband of RHONJ cast member Teresa Giudice must wait behind bars for the ruling on his deportation appeal
It hasn’t been easy for the Guidices of late.
Joe Giudice’s petition to the court to be released from custody has been denied by a judge while his deportation case continues to unfold, TMZ reports.
The 47-year-old husband of Real Housewife of New Jersey Teresa Giudice asked the court earlier this month, via video conference, to be released pending his appeal of his deportation, in part so he could see and tend to his four young daughters.
In trouble, still: Joe Giudice’s petition to be released from custody has been denied by a judge; seen here with his wife Teresa of RHONJ in 2016
While Joe has been detained in an ICE facility, his wife Teresa, mother, brother, sister and almost two dozen other family members were present in court when he requested to be released while awaiting judgement.
‘We are absolutely devastated,’ Giudice family attorney James Leonard Jr. said. ‘Our system of justice has failed this family. We are now at the mercy of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals,’ Leonard continued.
‘God willing, they will return this man home to his four daughters.’
In the interim, Joe will remain behind bars in the Clinton County Correctional Facility in Pennsylvania where he has been since his release from prison in March.
Legal issues continue: Joe will remain behind bars in an ICE detention facility in Pennsylvania where he has been since his release from prison in March; seen here with Teresa on their way into being sentenced for their crimes in 2014
Giudice had been in prison serving a 41-month sentence for conspiracy to commit wire and bankruptcy fraud.
Teresa had also served time behind bars, 11 months to be exact, but the couple’s sentences were staggered in order for one parent to always be present for their daughters, who range in age from ten to 18 years old.
Joe reportedly feels that he is entitled to see his family, especially in light of the face that he’s at risk of soon being deported to his birthplace of Italy.
He was brought to this country when he was an infant and knows New Jersey as home.
Homesick and tired: Giudice had been in prison serving a 41-month sentence for conspiracy to commit wire and bankruptcy fraud; seen here in 2015 in NYC
Joe has twice appealed the move to be deported, but lost his first appeal.
This judgement will come from a higher court, where he has appealed a second time.
According to TMZ, Joe had the option to appeal this bond denial over the next 30 days, but their lawyer has said they are foregoing that option in favor of waiting to see what the decision is on Joe’s deportation appeal.
Better times: Teresa had also served time behind bars, but the couple’s sentences were staggered in order for one parent to always be present for their adolescent daughters