The father of Joe Giudice, the husband of Teresa Giudice on the “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” has died, according to reports.
Frank Giudice, 63, die while he was spending time at the couple’s home in New Jersey, reported People magazine.
“Sadly it is true that the father of my client and friend Joe Giudice passed away today @Teresa_Giudice asks for privacy and prayers,” Wendy Feldman, a PR representative, wrote on Twitter.
Frank appeared on several episodes of the show, but didn’t play a central role.
Teresa’s lawyer Henry Klingeman told People: “The family is mourning Mr. Giudice,” and spoke on the fraud charges hanging over the head of Joe and Teresa, saying his father’s death probably won’t “have any direct impact on the case, the judge will undoubtedly consider all of the family circumstances when making her decisions.”
According to NJ.com, sentencing was delayed in the case.
The sentencing case was pushed back from July 8 to Sept. 23, said the U.S. Attorney’s Office. It was moved due to an administrative problem.
Joe Giudice faces between 37 and 46 months behind bars while Teresa faces less than two years in prison. Joe Giudice also faces deportation back to Italy as he never became a citizen of the U.S.
Klingeman said of the sentencing that it’s not unusual.
“Every sentencing requires the submission of a great amount of material and it takes time to gather that material,” Klingeman told NorthJersey.com. “There’s nothing unusual or unexpected or anything that should change the approach we are taking.”