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Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice, the 43-year-old husband of "The Real Housewives Of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice, is facing deportation back to Italy as prosecution is pursuing booting him from the country.
The Giudices plead not guilty to two new counts of fraud after being indicted on 39 counts of conspiracy to defraud lenders that were brought against them last summer. The new charges brought against the Giudices stem from a mortgage loan where Teresa allegedly falsified her job information, listing herself as a realtor who brought in $15,000 each month, according to NJ.com.
While the couple may be facing 50 years in prison, the prosecution in the case is looking to send Joe back to Italy, according to US Weekly. The pair will undergo their trial to fight the charges beginning Feb 24.
Henry E. Klingeman, Teresa's lawyer, told PEOPLE that the new allegations brought against her will be treated like the charges previously brought against the couple.
"As she did with respect to the allegations contained in the original indictment, Teresa intends to plead 'not guilty' to the allegations in the new indictment," Klingeman said. "She looks forward to defending herself at the trial, scheduled for February 24, 2014. Beyond that, we will answer all of the charges in court, not out."
While Joe is being accused of not filing his taxes from 2004 through 2008, when he allegedly earned an estimated $1 million according to PEOPLE reports.
Joe's family has not been happy to speak to the media during the trying process. Filomena Giudice, Joe's mother, did not seem happy when questioned about her feelings on the possibility of her son being deported.
"None of your (expletive) business," she told the reporter, according to the Daily News. "Worry about yourself."
Joe's brother Frank Giudice seemed to echo the same sentiments.
"Go to hell," he told reporters, according to the Daily News.