Joe Giudice Begins Prison Sentence

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Joe Giudice begins prison sentence

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Disgraced U.S. reality star Joe Giudice has checked in to prison to begin his 41-month sentence.

Guidice and his wife, The Real Housewives of New Jersey regular Teresa Giudice, were both handed time behind bars for fraud charges in 2014, but the judge allowed them to serve their sentences separately, so one parent could stay at home and look after their four kids.

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Teresa Guidice was released from prison on December 23 after serving almost a year of her 15-month term in prison. She completed her punishment under house arrest, which ended in February. Now he has started his sentence after turning himself in to authorities at Fort Dix Federal Correction Institute in New Jersey on Wednesday. He was pictured bidding an emotional farewell to his family outside their New Jersey home, and his departure was filmed for a future episode of the hit reality TV series.

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