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Joe Giudice Charged With Possessing Fraudulent ID

Husband of 'Housewife' allegedly used brother's info on driver's license.

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announced in a release that Giuseppe Giudice, husband of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” cast member and Montville resident Teresa Giudice, was arrested at his home in Towaco on Friday for fraudulently obtaining a state driver’s license.

“Mr. Giudice was arrested at his home earlier today as the result of an investigation this office did with assistance from the state Motor Vehicle Office,” Chief Assistant Prosecutor Jay W. Mc Cann said.

According to the release, Giudice, 40, allegedly obtained a driver’s license from the Paterson branch of the Motor Vehicle Office using his brother’s identifying information in June 2010. Giudice’s license was suspended at the time and still is, according to the statement.

Giudice, who has a suspended license, is charged wrongfully using ID of another person and forgery and, if found guilty, could face more than 10 years in state prison, according to the release.

Mc Cann said that bail is set at $50,000 with no 10 percent option.

The arrest was made by members of the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit with assistance from the Montville Police Department.

In September, Giudice served a for driving with a suspended license.

Montville Patch will have more on this as it develops.

Jersey Shore Boy March 26, 2011 at 03:19 PM
OK. I get it. He doesn't have his license now and needs to drive. A bad decision on his part to come up with another possible option. No question. However, what's the story behind his brother? How old is his brother? Doesn't his brother have a driver license? If not, why not? ( I am sorry, but I think it's odd that an adult doesn't have a driver license. Even if you live in a big city like New York City, you need a license sometime to drive a car.) What it an original license, or did he seek to obtain a duplicate license?
BrittReid March 27, 2011 at 08:51 PM
When someone falsies your documents, and gets into trouble with your license/credit/identity, it provides you with untold legal headaches and stress. If his brother was complicit in this action, he should be charged as well. I can't imagine that he would have provided a false license to board a plane in this post 9/11 society. He needed to make proper arrangements, not pull a stunt like this. Of course, he is facing a US Dept of Justice complaint in July allegedly lying on his bankruptcy petition.

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