In a little under a year from now, Joe Giudice will be returning to Italy.
The latest report comes from RadarOnline, confirming that a judge ruled on the order in immigration court Wednesday morning.
Presiding Judge John Ellington told the courtroom — where wife Teresa Giudice was reportedly absent from — saying:
“Based upon the law, I find you deportable and ineligible for any kind of relief. Mr. Giudice, no matter how this turns out, I wish you the best. I decided this case as a matter of law.”
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star is currently serving a 41-month sentence in federal prison on bankruptcy fraud charges. Back in June, we reported that there was a chance for the reality star to remain stateside after applying for “a cancellation of removal” and filing a motion to terminate the charges in late May. At the time, both motions were “pending.”
The 46-year-old felon, who appeared at the hearing from his Allenwood, Penn. prison via teleconference, understandably did not take the news well:
“I don’t understand how I can be deported on this case. If you will, I’ll tell you my side. I shouldn’t even be here right now. I have to go back and tell my kids this, and they’ve been waiting to hear from me.”
The online publication reports that the judge explained that Giudice has a chance to file another appeal by November 9.
So it’s highly likely that the legal back-and-forth will continue through 2019.
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