“Jersey Shore” star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is headed to the clink.
Sorrentino, known for his abs and ample spray tans, was sentenced to eight months of federal prison and two years of supervised release for tax evasion on Friday. (RELATED: ‘Jersey Shore’ Star’s Ex-GF Arrested For Alleged Domestic Violence. The Details Are Gruesome)
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Sorrentino pled guilty to tax evasion earlier in January, claiming he had falsified around $9 million worth of tax returns.
“The reality star was initially indicted with his brother, Marc, for tax offenses and conspiring to defraud the United States in 2014 but the Department of Justice added charges last year,” NBC News reports. “Marc Sorrentino was sentenced to two years in prison for his role in the fraud.”
The two reportedly conspired to create businesses that would harbor The Situation’s wealth and keep his funds private from the government. Between 2010-2012, the brothers allegedly did not pay taxes on around $8.9 million of Sorrentino’s income.
Sorrentino’s accountant Gregg Mark admitted to filing faulty tax returns on Sorrentino’s behalf back in 2015 to a federal court in Newark, NJ. He claimed to defraud the government out of between $550,000 and $1.5 million in taxes.
“The superseding indictment also charges that Michael made multiple cash deposits on the same day in amounts less than $10,000, into different bank accounts that he controlled, in an effort to evade the banks’ reporting requirements – banks are required to file reports with the U.S. Treasury for cash deposits exceeding $10,000,” his 2017 indictment reads. “These reports include the identity of the person who conducted the transaction and the individual or organization for whom the transaction was completed.”
“What do you say to your fans?” a reporter asked Sorrentino as he was leaving the courthouse.
He only threw up the peace sign and ducked out of sight with his attorney.