Joe Giudice will serve eight of the 10 days he was sentenced to for driving with a suspended license

By Tim Nudd
September 21, 2010 07:00 AM
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Joe Giudice, the husband of Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice, has reported to jail to serve a 10-day sentence for driving with a suspended license.

Giudice turned himself in Monday to authorities at the Morris County jail in Morristown, N.J., a police spokesperson confirms. Giudice has been segregated because of his celebrity, however he is expected to be moved in with the general population.

According to a police spokesperson, Giudice is also expected to serve 8 days of his sentence, putting his release date at Sept. 28.

The sentence stems from Giudice’s DUI conviction following an accident in Montville, N.J., in the early hours of Jan. 14. He had his license suspended for seven months in that case, but was caught driving.

The Giudices have faced plenty of legal trouble in the past year. Last October, they filed for bankruptcy, listing almost $11 million in debt, multiple mortgages and unpaid balances on nine credit cards.

That bankruptcy case is pending in U.S. District Court in Newark.

Teresa Giudice did not respond to a request for comment.