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Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino admits he's guilty of tax evasion

20 January 2018

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion on Friday, January 19, Us Weekly can confirm.

"All of us are required by law to pay our fair share of taxes", U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito said in a statement.

In the letter filed to the court on Wednesday, Sorrentino's attorneys said he and his brother, Marc, plan to plead guilty on Friday in Newark.

In 2014, 35-year-old Michael and his brother-manager, Marc Sorrentino, were accused of underreporting their income following The Situation's rise to fame. Last year, he signed a bill capping the amount of state money universities can pay for speakers, because Rutgers University paid "Jersey Shore" cast member Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi $32,000 in 2011. Sorrentino initially rejected a plea deal offer from prosecutors but he seemed to have had a change of heart.

The younger brother, whose nickname was "The Situation" because he often used that phrase in conversation, was one of the stars of the reality TV series, which ran on MTV from 2009 to 2012.

They allegedly filed false documents that understated the income from the businesses as well as their personal income.

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The report adds that Sorrentino "faces up to 5 years in prison and up to a $250k fine". That list includes not paying all federal income tax owed, and also "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".

Attorneys for The Situation referenced the upcoming season of "Jersey Shore: Family Vacation" in their statement, promising Sorrentino "will continue to entertain millions on 'Jersey Shore'".

He has done guest work on numerous TV shows since the reality program went off the air in 2012, including Dancing with the Stars, Celebrity Big Brother and Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition.

Teresa Giudice served almost a year in prison and was freed in December 2015.

Michael Sorrentino, followed by a trail of news cameras and reporters, declined to comment on the guilty plea as he left the courthouse. Her husband is serving a 41-month sentence.

Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino admits he's guilty of tax evasion