Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice‘s husband Joe was indicted on Tuesday by a grand jury in the Garden State, charged with fraudulently obtaining a driver’s license in his brother’s name, and RadarOnline.com has the details.
Joe, 40, was charged by a Passaic County grand jury with one count of impersonation and one count of wrongfully using identifying information of another, authorities said.
When his license was suspended, according to officials, Giudice used his brother Pietro’s marriage and birth certificates to obtain a driver’s license with his picture — but his brother’s info — at the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission.
Prosecutors said the ruse was uncovered when Pietro Giudice was pulled over in March on a routine traffic stop, and Joe’s picture came up.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Joe’s family fronted $50,000 bail the day he was arrested and he was released and driven to the Poconos where Teresa had a book signing.
If convicted on both counts, he could face more than 11 years in prison.
This is not the reality star’s first run-in with the law. He spent 10 days in jail last year for driving with a suspended license and was even detained by Dominican Republic Police in February for his part in a violent bar brawl.
Teresa did not discuss the news on her Twitter page Tuesday.