"Real Housewives" Star's License Suspended in ID Case - NBC New York

"Real Housewives" Star's License Suspended in ID Case



    "Real Housewives" Star's License Suspended in ID Case
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    NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - MARCH 01: Joe Giudice and Teresa Giudice host a wine bottle signing and tasting at NB Liquors at Costco on March 1, 2014 in North Plainfield, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

    A "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star preparing to head to federal prison for bankruptcy fraud has had his license suspended for two years.

    A state judge Thursday suspended Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice's license and fined him the maximum of $10,000. Giudice pleaded guilty in October of unlawful use of an ID and impersonation. His guilty plea included an 18-month sentence.

    That will run concurrent with his 41-month federal sentence handed down in October for bankruptcy fraud and failing to file taxes.

    An Italian citizen by birth who never became a U.S. citizen, Giudice also is expected to be deported once his federal prison term ends.

    His wife, Teresa, is serving a 15-month federal sentence on the fraud charges. He will begin his sentence when hers is over.

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