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Husband of Real Housewives star starts prison term for fraud

Joe Giudice, the husband of Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice, has reported to prison to begin serving a 41 month term for fraud and tax evasion, his lawyer said

The couple pleaded guilty in 2014 to bankruptcy fraud, and Joe Giudice pleaded guilty to not paying about 200,000 dollars (£141,600) in taxes.

The judge staggered their sentences so that one of them would be able to take care of their four young daughters.

Teresa completed her 15-month sentence in December.

Her husband reported to Fort Dix's federal prison in New Jersey on Wednesday.

Family lawyer James Leonard said it was an emotional day, but that the Giudice family had a strong support system.

Joe has been living in the country as a resident alien and is to be deported to Italy after completing his sentence

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