Published Oct 05, 2018Welp, here's the situation — the Situation from Jersey Shore is going to prison for tax evasion. Yes, the celeb born Michael Sorrentino has been sentenced to eight months behind bars.
As The Hollywood Reporter explains, Michael and his brother Marc Sorrentino were both charged in 2014 and again last year for multiple counts of dodging taxes relating to some $9 million USD in income.
The brothers had initially pleaded not guilty, but went on to change their pleas. Then, today (October 5), the Situation pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion and admitted that he hid his income in 2011 by making cash deposits in amounts that wouldn't trigger reporting requirements.
The Situation is expected to spend about eight months behind bars. The maximum sentence for his charge is 14 months, though historically defendants often receive probation.
Things didn't work out as well for Marc Sorrentino. He pleaded guilty to one count of assisting in the preparation of a false return. He could face up to two years in prison as well as a fine of $75,000.