Jersey Shore star Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino has been sentenced to eight months behind bars and two years of supervised release after pleading guilty to charges of tax evasion in January.
Sorrentino and his brother were initially indicted in 2014 after an alleged failure to pay taxes on $8.9 million of income between 2010 and 2012.
In April of 2017, the pair were then hit with additional charges including tax evasion, structuring and falsifying records, with each potentially facing multiple years in prison.
He was ordered to pay $123,913 in restitution, which he has already done, and slapped with a $10,000 fine, to be paid within 30 days. He must also complete 500 hours of community service.
His brother Marc Sorrentino, who plead guilty to one count of preparing a false and fraudulent tax return, was sentenced to two years in prison.
People reports that Sorrentino’s Jersey Shore co-stars Jenni ‘J Woww’ Farley and Vinny Guadagnino were present at the hearing, along with his fiancee Laren Pesce.
Attorney Henry Klingeman told reporters that Sorrentino plans to marry Pesce in early November, before he begins his stint behind bars.
“No matter what happens, he won’t be designated to begin his sentence until sometime after that wedding,” he said.
He added that he was “disappointed” that his client received a jail sentence rather than probation, as he has “righted his life” since the offense.
The Situation appeared to be calm as he left the federal court in New Jersey, smiling at reporters and flashing them a peace sign as he held hands with Pesce.Source: People
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