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Joe Giudice Reports to Fort Dix on Bankruptcy Fraud

Joe Giudice Reports to Fort Dix on Bankruptcy Fraud

March 24, 2016

The Federal Correctional Institution at Fort Dix now has highest concentration of Bravo reality show husbands in nation: Joe Giudice of “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” who reports for his 41-month sentence Wednesday, joins former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Apollo Nida, the estranged husband of cast member Phaedra Parks, who is serving an 8-year sentence there.

Both men are serving time for fraud

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FCI Fort Dix, adjacent to the Burlington County military base and about an hour and a half drive from Guidice’s Montville Township mansion, includes both a low-security prison, which houses more than 4,000 inmates, and a small prison camp, with about 400. According to the prison handbook, the average age of prisoners is 37, and the average sentence is 89 months.

The prison campus features an indoor gym, weight room, music room and an art and hobby craft room (offerings include pencil drawing, pastels,oil painting and leather craft), and outdoor recreation includes soccer, softball, football, handball, racquetball, horseshoes, volleyball and bocce. 

'RHONJ' star Joe Giudice could face mandatory immigration detention after prison

‘RHONJ’ star Joe Giudice could face mandatory immigration detention after prison

Work assignments may include carpentry, electrical, refrigeration, air conditioning, landscaping, paint, plumbing, and general maintenance, with pay starting at 12 cents an hour.

Among Giudice’s fellow prisoners: Richard Goldberg, 70, a former fugitive on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list, who is serving a 20-year sentence for child pornography, and Casey Fury, 28, a civilian sandblaster who set a fire on a nuclear submarine the USS Miami in 2012, forcing its decommission. He was sentenced to 17 years in prison and faces $400 million in restitution.  

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Those who have served time at Fort Dix include former Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci, who served five years for racketeering conspiracy; John M. Rusnak, a currency trader who pleaded guilty to bank fraud after hiding a loss of a staggering $691 million; New Jersey’s own Robert Brennan, the infamous penny stock kingpin of the 1980s and 1990s who served nearly 10 years for bankruptcy fraud and money laundering; and Nicholas “Little Nick” Corozzo, onetime reputed head of the Gambino crime family, and his brother Joseph “JoJo” Corozzo, a former consigliere. 

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