Joe Giudice is three months into his 41-month prison sentence, and while the time away from his family and wife, Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice, is difficult, he’s doing his best to remain positive.
Recently, the Giudice Family attorney, James J. Leonard opened to E! News about how Joe is fairing in jail.
According to James, “Joe is doing fine. I know he misses Teresa and his daughters very much, but he is strong, and he will get through this just like Teresa did.”
James also clarified internet rumors that Joe is being held at maximum security and is being protected by the mob saying these rumors are “absolutely fiction.”
While Joe is away, Teresa is bust taking care of her family and remains strong. Teresa is “a rock for [Joe], as he was a rock for her. They’re a very strong family, and they’re holding together the best they can,” James explains.
However recently things have gotten complicated for Teresa after a Judge decided to reopen Teresa’s bankruptcy case. Teresa and Joe were sentenced to jail on 39 counts of fraud including bankruptcy and bank fraud, which stemmed from their 2009 bankruptcy case that the couple dropped in 2011.
The couple eventually pled guilty to the multiple charges and were sentenced to prison in 2014. As of now the couple is in the process of repaying the debt from their 2009 filing, which is still outstanding seven years later.
The Giudice’s bankruptcy attorney Carlos J. Cuevas confirmed that U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Stacey L. Meisel decided to reopen the Giudice’s bankruptcy case in part due to the couple’s failure to pay their debts in full.
“Satisfied means paid in full in my book.There may have been a satisfaction of a number of creditors… but the fact remains that creditors still exist,” Meisel told Mr. Cuevas in court last month.
Despite this latest setback for the Giudice’s, their bankruptcy attorney assures, “A lot is going on, so stay tuned.”
I’m glad to hear that Joe is doing good. And it’s nice to hear that those crazy rumors about Joe are nothing but fiction. I’m hoping that Teresa and Joe’s bankruptcy case goes in their favor and that they can pay off their debt and put this mess behind them.