The ‘Jersey Shore’ star is in an uncomfortable…situation. His lengthy legal battle is finally over, but the real struggle is just beginning. Mike Sorrentino is going to jail.
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is getting locked up. The Jersey Shore star pled guilty to tax evasion in January after stiffing the government out of taxes on a whopping $8.9 million of income earned between 2010 and 2012.
The MTV star was sentenced today in New Jersey. In the documents from the case, prosecutors notified Judge Susan D. Wigenton that the 36-year-old, along with his brother Marc Sorrentino, agreed to plead guilty for the charges brought against them.
The Situation’s lawyers, Henry Klingeman and Kristen M. Santillo, also released a statement at the time of the guilty plea, saying, “The plea terms call for a balance between punishing the wrong committed and conditions that facilitate Mike living a productive, law-abiding life moving forward. Following through on this plea agreement, Michael intends to pay restitution before sentencing.”
He was facing up to five years, but Mike was sentenced to only eight months in prison, as well as two years of supervised release. He also has to complete 500 hours of community service.
In 2014, The Situation and his brother were indicted by a federal grand jury for failing to pay taxes on their reported income along with filing false return with the IRS in relationship to the famous fist-pumper’s businesses, MPS Entertainment, LLC and Situation Nation Inc.
At the time, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman claimed the siblings had “incorrectly reported millions made from promotions and appearances” as well as “claimed costly clothes and cars as business expenses and funneled company money into personal accounts.”
Investigators believed the men underreported their earnings by making multiple cash deposits of less than $10,000 to several accounts to avoid detection.