Joe Guidice Arrested (Again)

Joe Guidice Arrested (Again)
Joe and Teresa Giudice
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03/26/2011 AT 04:40 PM EDT

Trouble has come knocking again at the doors of the House of Giudice.

The 40-year-old husband of bankrupt Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice was arrested on Friday, say news reports.

According to the Passaic County's Prosecutor's Office, Giudice, whose driver's license is currently suspended, fraudulently obtained a new one in June 2010 using his brother's identifying information.

The charges, if successfully prosecuted, could result in up to 10 years in prison on the misappropriation-of-ID charge. A forgery conviction can carry an 18-months' sentence.

Giudice's license was initially suspended as a result of a Jan. 14, 2010, DUI incident that ended with him crashing into a telephone pole. Caught driving in violation of that suspension, he served a brief jail sentence last Sept. 21.

Yet between these two dates, Passaic County law officials allege, Giudice took the time to visit the Motor Vehicle Office in Paterson, N.J., and, using his brother's information, obtain a false license.

The man must have a burning need to be out on that Turnpike.

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