2014 will be a busy year for “Real Housewives of New Jersey” husband Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice, who appeared in state court so attorneys could figure out whether his state trial can be scheduled before or after his federal one – noticeably without his wife!
He is being accused of presenting false identification to obtain a driver’s license while Giudice’s real one was suspended – charges that carry mandatory prison time of up to 10 years if he is convicted.
Meanwhile, his trial on unrelated federal bank fraud and tax evasion charges is currently scheduled to begin sometime in April.
Joe and his wife, Teresa Giudice, have been indicted on charges they failed to file tax returns during years in which they earned more than $1 million and that they made false statements to obtain a loan. Teresa was not with her husband yesterday, and he was not wearing his wedding ring.
“They are having problems. It is almost impossible for a marriage to survive all this stress,” one friend tells NAUGHTY BUT NICE ROB. “We are praying for them, but it does not look good. At this moment, they are living separate lives. They will deny this, as they want to make sure Bravo gets all the drama on film.”
UPDATED: TERESA EMAIL NAUGHTY BUT NICE ROB TO SAY SHE HAS “NOT” SEPARATED!