In Touch can exclusively reveal that Joe Giudice, husband of The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Teresa Giudice, has turned down a new plea offer in his identity theft case that would have resulted in him spending four years in prison.
"Today [April 1] the state offered him NJ State Prison, and we rejected that offer,” his attorney Miles Feinstein exclusively tells In Touch. “Instead, we set a trial scheduling hearing for May 28, since we’re rejecting the new plea offer.”
If convicted, Joe could serve 10 years.
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“Joe is being treated differently," says Feinstein. "He shouldn't have to do any jail time for this. The best outcome for this will be we win the case and he doesn't do any time at all."
A source close to the family confirms Joe’s offer: "Today they offered Joe four years in NJ State Prison instead of the ten year sentence that goes with this crime."