Joe Giudice‘s family back in Italy has started making plans for his arrival, after his status as a U.S. Permanent Resident was revoked this week.
“His family in Italy has been planning for this and they already started working on a family home for him, doing repairs and making it livable,” a source close to the Real Housewives of New Jersey star told Radar Online. “Joe’s family hoped this wouldn’t happen, but they were trying to make sure if it did that Joe would be comfortable living there.”
On October 10, an immigration judge ruled the father of four be deported back to his native Italy, upon his release from federal prison in March 2019.
“Based upon the law, I find you deportable and ineligible for any kind of relief,” Judge John Ellington announced at the court hearing in Pennsylvania’s York Immigration Court.
Joe’s wife, Teresa Giudice, daughters, as well as his mother and brother, were all stunned by the judge’s decision to extradite Joe.
“Joe doesn’t speak any Italian,” the insider told Radar. “This will be terrible for him.”
The 46-year-old fraudster, who appeared via teleconference from Allenwood Federal Correctional prison, responded to the ruling.
“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.”
He continued, “I have to go back and tell my kids this, and they’ve been waiting to hear from me… My charges are one of the lowest charges in this whole BOP facility or whatever you call it. I can explain.”
Former friend of the couple, Kim DePaola, spoke after Joe’s deportation news and claims Teresa Giudice is a cold-hearted, good-for-nothing mom, who parties like a “rock star,” and could care less about her husband’s deportation. But on the other hand — Joe’s mother, Filomena Giudice, will join her son in Italy.
“Joe’s mom wants to go with him if he ultimately has to go,” the insider said.
In 2013, Joe Giudice was indicted on 41-counts including conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud. The incidents occurred between September 2001 and September 2008. They were accused of filing fraudulent paperwork to obtain some $5 million in mortgages and construction loans and then hiding their assets during a 2009 bankruptcy petition. Joe also failed to file tax returns between 2004 and 2008 on income of more than $990,000.