‘Jersey Shore’s The Situation Sentenced To Prison For Tax Evasion

Calvin Saunders
October 6, 2018

A federal judge sentenced Marc Sorrentino to two years in prison Friday afternoon. He pleaded guilty in 2015.

Both brothers, who pleaded guilty in January, were charged in 2014 with tax offenses related to almost $9 million (£6.8m) in income.

"The Situation" is going from the "Jersey Shore" house to a jail cell. His attorney is seeking probation, but the government wants a 14-month term.

"The Situation" appeared in all six seasons of Jersey Shore from 2009 to 2012.

After serving eight months behind bars, Sorrentino will remain under a supervised release for two years.

His "Jersey Shore" castmates were also there, including Vinny Guadagnino, Jenni "JWoww" Farley, Ronnie Margo-Ortiz, DJ Paulie D and Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, reported the Asbury Park Press.

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Sorrentino first hit the public spotlight when Jersey Shore debuted, with the show quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon and making instant stars out of its hard-partying cast members.

Prosecutors painted a contrasting picture.

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is speaking out after he was sentenced to eight months in prison on Friday for violating tax laws.

In January, the brash-talking gym rat - who is now sober after struggling with drug and alcohol abuse in the past - pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion. "The courts recognize the severity of these crimes and now Michael and Marc Sorrentino are convicted felons with prison sentences to serve for intentionally disregarding their tax obligations to our country".

"With celebrity comes responsibility, " she told him. "We all have to".

Republican former Governor Chris Christie criticised the show for promoting stereotypes. People noted that he's already paid $123,913 in restitution.

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