Joe Giudice Freed from ICE Custody, Lawyer Releases Statement

Real Housewives of New Jersey star Joe Giudice has been freed from ICE custody and he has left the United States.

The 47-year-old husband of Teresa Giudice began a prison sentence for mail, wire, and bankruptcy fraud back in March 2016 and he was released into ICE custody back in March 2019.

An immigration court ruled to deport Joe to Italy last October. He has been living in the U.S. since he was a child, but he never became an American citizen. He has been appealing the deportation order and will continue to appeal it now that he’s in Italy.

“He is en route to Italy right now. He spoke to Teresa and Gia from the plane and he is extremely happy to be released, more than words can describe,” the reality star’s lawyer told People. “We are still fighting and it is his desire to return home to the United States to be reunited with his…