'Jersey Shore' star Micheal "The Situation" Sorrentino sentenced to 8 months in prison for tax fraud
Along with him, his brother Marc Sorrentino was also sentenced to two years in prison with a year of supervised release for the same tax fraud.
Jersey Shore's Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino has been sentenced to eight months in prison and two years of supervised release on Friday after he pleaded guilty to tax fraud earlier this year in January.
Apart from this, he must also complete a total of 500 hours of community service and was even given $123,913 in restitution, which he has already paid; he was also charged with a fine of an extra $10,000, which has to be paid within a span of 30 days.
Along with him, his brother Marc Sorrentino was also sentenced to two years in prison with a year of supervised release for the same tax fraud. The brothers were charged in 2014 with tax offenses that were related to around $9 million in income.
According to USA Today, Michael's attorneys had previously sought probation, while his prosecutors wanted a sentence of 14 months. The reality star apologized to the court during the hearing and revealed that he has now overcome substance abuse.
The DOJ press release announcing the sentencing of former Jersey Shore star Mike Sorrentino actually refers to him as The Situation pic.twitter.com/zHMrbotvWL— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) October 5, 2018
According to People, the 36-year-old star appeared in the New Jersey federal court with fiancée Lauren Pesce by his side. He was also seen walking out of the court hand-in-hand with Pesce.
He was also joined by his costars at the hearing, though only Jenni “JWoww” Farley and Vinny Guadagnino were seen sitting inside the courtroom during the hearing.
The news of his sentencing comes just a day after the 'Jersey Shore' star celebrated a total of 34 months of sobriety. After around 6 years and 2 stints at rehab, he revealed to People, that he worked hard to turn his life around and become the best person he can be.
“I had a very strong foundation for my recovery with over two years [sober] when I entered the house,” he said. “But I did have to challenge myself to go out and film a whole season of Jersey Shore and have fun without alcohol — to show the youth out there that it is possible.”
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