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Joe Giudice was back in court this afternoon to face the official sentencing on his driver’s license fraud case.  And it was not good news for the Real Housewives of New Jersey star! 

New Jersey based reporter Vicky Hyman was in the courtroom and shared a play by play of the events happening.  In a nutshell, Joe must pay a $10,000 fine, have his license suspended for two years and will serve 18 months in prison (to run concurrent with his federal sentence). 

Vicky Tweeted the events and it was a bit comical.  In true Juicy fashion, he was trying to find a way around the sentence, trying the Judge’s patience!  Joe asked if he could at least move cars around in the driveway if he needed to but the judge said if he so much as saw him in a vehicle in the driveway, he would be in violation.  Joe let him know how long his driveway is, hoping the judge would let him drive the girls down the driveway to meet the bus!  No go.

Vicky also shared, “Joe’s lawyer admits Joe has an “uneviable” driving record but pleads for leniency so Joe’s kids don’t suffer more.”  The attorney also shared that Joe was there to be a man and take responsibility.  The judge replied, “I’ve seen hundreds and hundreds of driver abstracts … This one takes the cake.” 

The judge gave Joe the max fine amount, citing his recent interviews with Us/Extra as ability to make money.  His lawyer tried to claim Joe was destitute. 

They’re still in the courtroom right now, hashing out details of when Joe has to report to start his sentence!  Vicky shared, “Judge, prosecutor & Joe Giudice’s defense att in chambers looking at fed plea deal about when Joe reports vis a vis Teresa’s release.”   Vicky just added, “They’re back arguing about when Joe reports. Judge wants Joe reporting as soon as Teresa gets out, even if she gets out early.

 

We’ll keep you posted on that final piece of the puzzle. 

TELL US – ARE YOU SHOCKED THAT THE JUDGE WAS GIVING JOE THE MAX PUNISHMENT IN SO MANY AREAS? DO YOU THINK IT’D BE DIFFERENT FOR SOMEONE NOT FAMOUS?

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