The legal battle over his tax evasion is finally coming to an end. Hopefully, he isn’t behind bars for too long. How could they film Jersey Shore without him?
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is counting down the days until his time in jail. 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 is set to be sentenced today at 11:30AM 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 when their client had a change of heart, 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.”
In 2014, The Situation and his brother were indicted by 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.
The Situation was hit again with more counts of structuring funds to evade currency-transaction reports in 2017. His brother, who he said was his manager, was charged with falsifying records to obstruct a grand jury investigation.