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Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino pleads guilty to tax evasion

Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino pleads guilty to tax evasion

The Jersey Shore star and his brother/manager Marc were charged in 2014 and again past year with multiple counts related to almost $9 million in income from the show.

They were charged in 2014 and again previous year with multiple counts related to almost $9 million in income from the show, which ran from 2009 to 2012.

As for his tax fraud charge, Sorrentino will be sentenced on April 25, though it is unclear what ruling is expected for his crime.

According to The Blast, Mike and his brother Marc Sorrentino have agreed to plead guilty in the New Jersey federal court at their hearing which is scheduled for Friday. He faces up to five years in prison on his charges, but the U.S. Attorney's Office has filed documents informing the judge both Mike and his brother, Marc, have reached plea agreement deals.

"What the defendants admitted to today, quite simply, is tantamount to stealing money from their fellow taxpayers", U.S. Attorney Carpenito said.

Oh, and if all goes to plan Mike still wants to participate in the Jersey Shore Family Vacation, which is being filmed this summer.




Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino walks with his fiancee while arriving at the Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Courthouse, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Newark. News. The two pleaded guilty at a New Jersey court on Friday.

The Sorrentinos have been free on bail since they were charged.

The feds also accused the Sorrentino brothers of inflating business expenses for luxury cars and clothing, and also structuring multiple cash deposits into different bank accounts in order to avoid reporting deposits to the IRS.

The pair initially pleaded not guilty to all charges but it looks like they may have had a change of heart.

Former Republican Gov. Chris Christie criticized the show for promoting stereotypes, and past year signed a bill capping the amount of state money universities can pay for speakers, after Rutgers University paid cast member Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi $32,000 in 2011.

Reality star Mike Sorrentino has built a career on being in-your-face as the Jersey Shore's "The Situation".