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A lot of questions still loom for Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice, who pleaded guilty to several fraud charges this week. The couple's sentencing will happen down the road, but is it still a possibility that Joe may be deported?

Joe's lawyer tells Us Weekly that deportation is indeed still a possible punishment for the Italian-born Joe. "Joe could be deported," says Joe's attorney. "I think it would be a tremendous injustice, given that he's been here since he was one year old. His parents and brothers have been naturalized, and Teresa and the children are citizens. Joe not getting U.S. citizenship, just slipped through the cracks."

So why isn't Joe a U.S. citizen? "He could have gotten it easily," says his lawyer. "He thought he was a citizen, as did everyone else. The fact that he wasn't, was brought up in the state case. He didn’t know up until then."

Wow. This is tough to hear, especially if he somehow didn't even realize he wasn't a citizen. Joe's lawyer also made it clear that Joe will definitely serve jail time, although Teresa may get to avoid jail time and only end up with probation.

Are you surprised that Joe could be deported?

Source: Us Weekly