‘Real Housewife’ husband Joe Giudice begins 41-month prison sentence

Posted at 9:13 PM, Mar 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-23 21:13:31-04
Joe Giudice began his 41-month sentence Wednesday. (CNN)

Joe Giudice began his 41-month sentence Wednesday. (CNN)

“Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Theresa Giudice’s family is getting split apart again.

Three months after she was released from prison her husband Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice, who also stars in the Bravo reality TV show, has entered a federal correctional facility to service time for similar charges.

Giudice surrendered to authorities at noon Wednesday to serve a 41-month sentence at Federal Correctional Institution, Fort Dix (FCI Fort Dix) in New Jersey for bankruptcy fraud charges, according to the family attorney James Leonard Jr.

“His brother, his sister and several other members of the Giudice family, as well as myself, were present when he turned himself in to the prison, including Teresa. It was obviously a very emotional day, but this is a very strong family with a tremendous support system and they will get through this, just as they did when Teresa was away,” Leonard said in a statement.

Teresa Giudice served 15 months at the low-security Federal Correction Institution in Danbury, Connecticut, before she was released December 23, 2015.

In 2014 the couple pleaded guilty to charges of mail, wire and bankruptcy fraud, totaling 41 counts.

At Fort Dix, Joe Giudice may run into Apollo Nida, husband of fellow “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Phaedra Parks. Nida is serving eight years there for bank fraud.