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'Housewives' Joe Giudice Cited for Careless Driving in School Zone

Montville resident is accused of swerving into oncoming traffic as a police car approached earlier this month.

The Giudices (Credit: Patch Archives)
The Giudices (Credit: Patch Archives)

Joseph Giudice, already indicted on tax fraud charges, facing a forgery charge and a history of driver's license suspensions, was cited for a traffic violation in Montville earlier this month.

Police cited on Nov. 5 that the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star for careless driving in a school zone and swerving into oncoming traffic lanes as a police car approached, according to ABC News. 

Giudice, husband of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” cast member and Montville resident Teresa Giudice, was arrested at his home in Towaco in March 2011 for allegedly fraudulently obtaining a state driver’s license from the Paterson branch of the Motor Vehicle Office in June 2010 using his brother’s ID. Giudice’s license was suspended at the time for a DUI. 

He was indicted on these charges in December 2011.

The couple were also indicted on 39 counts of various fraud and tax crimes on July 29, and could face up to 50 years behind bars if convicted. Joe Giudice, an Italian citizen, could be deported. Teresa and Joe Giudice entered not guilty pleas in a Newark federal court Aug. 14. Joe Giudice's forgery charge court date is Nov. 19. 

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