Joe's Waiting Game: Court To Make Ruling On Giudice's Appeal In 3 Months

Nov. 14 2018, Updated 1:43 p.m. ET

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Joe Giudice has officially filed an appeal to dispute his deportation order, but it looks like the reality star won't find out his fate for a long while, has exclusively learned.

According to ICE officials, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star will have to wait about three months for the appeals court to make their decision.

"I can't speak specifically to his case. But three months is what they typically run when they look at an appeals," an ICE official told Radar. "But because he's not in our custody it can even be longer. Because now we have to coordinate with a third entity which is the Bureau of Prisons."

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As Radar previously reported, Giudice filed a last minute appeal on Friday, November 9, 2018.

"On Oct. 10, Mr. Guidice was ordered removed by an immigration judge,' ICE officials told Radar in a statement. "On Nov. 9, 2018, Mr. Guidice choose to exercise his right to appeal the immigration judge’s decision, by filing an appeal with the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)."

According to DOJ documents obtained by Radar, the judge ruled to deport Giudice after deciding his fraud and tax evasion crimes were considered an aggravated felony — the highest level crime committed in the United States.

"The Court finds that the underlying offenses for Respondent’s conspiracy conviction, mail and wire fraud…are aggravated felonies…as both convictions contain elements that necessarily entail fraudulent or deceitful conduct,” the judge wrote in papers filed on October 10.

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