By Amber Goodhand – Radar Reporter
Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice‘s husband pleaded not guilty and rejected a plea deal on his fraud and impersonation charges.
Joe Giudice — who is facing up to 10 years in prison — appeared in a Paterson, New Jersey, courthouse on Monday with his attorney Miles Feinstein and dismissed a plea deal that would have capped his sentence to five years.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Joe was indicted on December 20, 2011 by a grand jury in the Garden State and charged with fraudulently obtaining a driver’s license in his brother’s name.
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, Joe used his brother Pietro’s marriage and birth certificates to obtain a driver’s license with his picture — and his brother’s info — at the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission.
Teresa and the rest of the gang will be premiering the fourth season of their hit Bravo show this spring.