AceShowbiz - Joe Giudice is not reuniting with his family anytime soon. Earlier this month, the husband of Teresa Giudice requested through his lawyer that he be released from ICE custody on bail so that he could wait out his deportation appeal with his family. However, a new report has revealed that his plea has been rejected by the judge.
According to an immigration official, who broke the news to Radar Online on September 20, the judge rendered "a decision of no bond pertaining to Giuseppe Giudice's case." The publication mentioned that the 49-year-old businessman has an opportunity to appeal the judge's decision within 30 days. However, it looks like he won't do that because a previous report suggested that Joe planned to ask for immediate deportation if his appeal were denied.
Joe and his wife, Teresa, were indicted in 2013 when they were accused of hiding their fortune in a bankruptcy filing. Joe was also accused of failing to file tax returns between 2004 and 2008. While Teresa was released from federal prison 2015, her husband was freed from prison in March of this year. He has been placed in the Clinton County Correctional Facility in McElhattan, Pennsylvania after that.
He filed an appeal to a judge's decision to send him back to Italy, but the appeal was denied in April. He appealed again to a higher court and is currently waiting for the decision.
Recently, his lawyer James Leonard Jr. said of his ongoing case, "What is happening to Joe Giudice and to his family and thousands of other families regarding these draconian immigration laws in nothing short of inhumane. This family has paid their debt to society and then some. Enough is enough. This is obviously a very critical hearing for Joe and his family. We are hopeful that the Court will grant him bond. Joe is anxious and he desperately wants to come home."