It’s being reported that earlier today Joe Giudice plead not guilty for obtaining a license at the Motor Vehicle Commission office in Paterson and using marriage and birth certificates that belong to his brother, Pietro Giudice
Giuseppe Giudice, who goes by Joe Giudice on the Bravo reality series, rejected an offer from the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office to cap any prison sentence at five years in exchange for a guilty plea, his attorney Miles Feinstein said. Feinstein said the offer was harsh and not as generous as prior deals that have been offered to other clients facing similar charges. “I believe that because of Joe’s celebrity he is being treated differently,” he said. “It’s totally unfair.” A grand jury indictment in December charged the 40-year-old Montville resident with second-degree wrongful identity use and forth-degree impersonation. Giudice faces 10 years in prison if convicted of the second-degree charge and 18 months if convicted of the other. Authorities said Giudice obtained a license at the Motor Vehicle Commission office in Paterson in June 2010 using marriage and birth certificates that belong to his brother, Pietro Giudice. Giuseppe’s license was suspended at the time. Prosecutors began to investigate the brothers when Pietro Giudice was pulled over during a routine traffic stop in Lincoln Park. When the police officer ran Pietro’s information through an onboard computer, the search produced Giuseppe’s photograph, authorities said.
Do you think Joe was being treated differently?