Jersey Shore's Mike Sorrentino – aka The Situation – is sentenced to eight months in prison
Jersey Shore star Mike Sorrentino aka The Situation has been sentenced to eight months in prison and two years of supervised release over tax evasion.
The 36-year-old will also have to complete 500 hours of community service and pay a fine of $10,000 within 30 days. He has previously paid $123,913 in restitutions.
Sorrentino was sentenced at New Jersey federal court on Friday (October 5). He was accompanied by his fiancée Lauren Pesce, along with Jersey Shore cast members, as MTV cameras rolled.
According to People, Sorrentino was asked by reporters when leaving the courthouse if he had a message for his fans and he simply gave the peace sign.
Sorrentino and his brother Marc were first indicted in September 2014, accused of failing to properly pay taxes on $8.9 million in income from 2010 to 2012.
In April 2017, they were both also charged with tax evasion and structuring and falsifying records.
Sorrentino pled guilty to one count of tax evasion on Friday, while Marc pled guilty to one count of aiding in the preparation of a false and fraudulent tax return and was sentenced to two years in prison.
Sorrentino’s sentencing came just one day after he celebrated 34 months of sobriety.
It also comes just months after his romantic proposal to girlfriend Lauren Pesce, with the couple already announcing plans to air their wedding on the next season of Jersey Shore Family Vacation.
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But speaking to E! News, Sorrentino’s lawyer Henry E. Klingeman, said the couple now plan to marry before he begins his sentence.
“Michael accepts the Court’s judgment,” Klingeman said. “He is looking forward to marrying his college sweetheart, Lauren Pesce, next month, and moving forward together after he serves his sentence.”
Sorrentino has 30 to 60 days to surrender before he begins his sentence.
Jersey Shore Family Vacation airs on MTV.
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