Joe Giudice’s fate may already be sealed. But it didn’t stop his daughter Gia from making this plea to allow him to remain in the United States.
Joe and his wife Teresa from The Real Housewives of New Jersey were sentenced to prison time in 2014 for a slew of crimes including mail, wire and bankruptcy fraud.
Teresa was sentenced to serve 15 months and Joe just completed his 41-month sentence. The judge in the case imposed the sentence because the Giudice’s probation included a number of “glaring omissions and inconsistencies.” So, judge Esther Salas issued jail time because she wanted to send a message. “For a moment I thought about probation. I don’t honestly believe you understand or respect the law. I need to send a message. In the eye of the law, it doesn’t matter who you are. There are consequences to pay.”
Joe completed his sentence, so why does he still need help?
Joe never became a United States citizen. Even though his family came to the U.S. from Italy when Joe was a child, he never applied for citizenship. As a result, he was immediately transferred to an immigration detention center upon release, People reports.
The family’s attorney made an appeal for his release into the U.S. but the appeal was denied. “We are extremely disappointed that the Board of Immigration Appeals has denied Mr. Giudice’s appeal,” James J. Leonard Jr., the Giudice family attorney, told People in a statement. “We have filed a stay with the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and will continue to fight to keep Mr. Giudice in the United States, the only country he knows, and reunite him with his wife and four daughters.”
Whether or not the family would move to Italy with Joe was a big topic during the RHONJ season. At one point Teresa seemed on board, but eventually said she would not move to Italy if Joe was deported.
His eldest daughter makes this plea
Now that Joe’s future in the U.S. looks bleak, his daughter Gia issued a plea on Instagram for President Donald Trump to intervene. “How could we live and support a nation that Allows sex offenders and pedophiles to stay in the United States as long as we register them to a list knowing they could live next-door and harm again, yet they could take a man who committed a minor crime to support his family away from his family it makes me want to leave this country !!!!!!!” she wrote.
Gia posted a picture of the entire family together, looking happy. “Donald Trump do something intervene,” she begged. “I voted for you because I support you and what you stand for.” She added, “I think you can make a motion to bring this man home back to his family instead of sending him to a country that he has no ties to besides his cultural background ✔️ please help @realdonaldtrump Make a motion to pardon Joe Giudice 🙏🏼 1 nation under God! Gods in control nobody else.”
Teresa may be more resigned to the fact that there is no going back. She posted a loving photo of Joe and his daughters from an Easter during happier times. “Joe with the girls decorating eggs, days like this I love having photos,” she wrote.
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