An immigration judge in York, Pennsylvania decided that Joe Giudice will be deported following his prison release next year in March 2019
He has an opportunity to appeal the decision before November 9.
Joe Giudice is the husband of Real Housewives of New Jersey's Teresa Giudice. Joe Giudice wasn't aware that he wasn't an American citizen prior to the decision. Turns out, he's still a citizen of Italy despite living most of his life here in the United States. He came to the States when he was only one year old with his family.
Joe is currently serving a 41-month federal prison term at FCI Allenwood for bankruptcy fraud following his wife Teresa who served 11 months at Danbury Federal Correction Institute.
Both Teresa and Joe pleaded guilty in 2014 after they admitted to getting $5 million mortgages and construction loans by using false loan applications. Joe also owed about $200,000 in income taxes to the IRS.
Photo: MOUNT POCONO, PA - MARCH 05: Teresa Giudice, (L) star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, and Joe Giudice appears at Mount Airy Resort Casino for a book signing and meet and greet on March 5, 2016, in Mount Pocono City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images for Mount Airy Casino Resort)