Teresa and Joe Giudice appeared in court one final time on Thursday where Judge Esther Salas sentenced Joe, a father of four, to serve 41 months – almost three and a half years – in prison.
Teresa, 42, will be sentenced at 2 p.m. ET.
Joe was sentenced to 41 months on four counts, plus 12 months on an additional count, to be served concurrently. He'll also get two years probation and will have to pay $414,000 to Wells Fargo bank, plus $10,000 in fines. He will be able to surrender himself.
If Teresa is also sentenced to prison, she will first serve her term, then her husband will serve his. The judge said that immigration services will not act on Joe's deportation case until after his sentence is served, and she recommended that he participate in an alcohol program.
The couple's legal troubles came to a head in July of 2013 when they were charged in a 39-count indictment that included conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications, and bankruptcy fraud.
After originally pleading not guilty to all charges, they thenchanged their plea to guilty last March.
The couple have four daughters, Audriana, 5, Milania, 8, Gabriella, 9, and Gia, 13.