After applying for an extension of time to file a brief regarding the rejection of his deportation appeal, Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice‘s husband Joe Giudice was denied the request.
As if his case wasn’t already complicated enough, the Bravo star’s husband is now facing another blow in his never-ending deportation case. As was previously reported, on August 30, the convicted felon filed for an extension to submit a brief regarding his deportation appeal.
But according to a Radar Online report, Joe’s request for an extension request was officially denied on September 12. The request was made in response to a ruling by the Attorney General who had decided that Joe should be deported immediately to Italy after serving time in prison for bank fraud and wire fraud.
When the 49-year-old first requested the extension, it was reported that he filed his paperwork incorrectly, resulting in him being deemed “not in compliance” with the court. However, after submitting the missing documents, he was then considered “in compliance” with the court as of September 3.
Following this denial by the Third Circuit Court, Joe will now have to file his response by October 15.
On behalf of the Attorney General, the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division, Joseph H. Hunt, turned in a 40-page rebuttal to the court on August 14, stating he agreed with the immigration judge’s original ruling to deport him, which was based on the fact that he committed an “aggravated felony.”
For the time being, Teresa’s husband is awaiting a ruling on whether he can be released on bond following a bond hearing last week. His lawyer requested the bond hearing citing the fact that a federal court had previously ruled that individuals detained for more than 180 days are entitled to a bond hearing.
Joe has been in ICE custody since March, following his release from prison.
During the bond hearing last week, Teresa and Joe’s extended family were present, but they reportedly didn’t speak to each other. Sources claim Joe’s family snubbed Teresa as they were reportedly unhappy with how she’s been carrying on in public amid Joe’s legal ordeal.
Joe has described the conditions where he is currently being detained as “horrible” and will allegedly demand he be deported right away if he is denied bond.
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