Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino sentenced to prison for tax evasion


The reality star appeared in New Jersey federal court on Friday and was given an eight month prison sentence, along with two years of supervised release.

Sorrentino plead guilty to skipping $123,913 in 2011 taxes. According to the charges, Sorrentino and his brother concealed almost $9 million in income from the Jersey Shore and other earnings. Of course, his fiancée, Lauren Pesce, was by his side too.

Michael Sorrentino admitted that in tax year 2011, he earned taxable income, including some that was paid in cash, and that he took certain actions to hide some of his income to avoid paying the full amount of taxes he owed.

From the "Jersey Shore" house to a jailhouse?

The self-proclaimed "guido" became a fan favorite as he lived by the GTL code of "gym-tan-laundry" in a communal beach house decked out with "Scarface" movie posters and its famous mallard duck telephone. Marc Sorrentino was arrested along with his brother in 2014.

The Sitch's brother Marc Sorrentino also faced charges, with prosecutors saying he falsified records to obstruct a grand jury investigation. He was sentenced to two years in prison for tax fraud. He got off relatively easy: Sorrentino faced a five-year prison sentence but will serve less than a year.

Sorrentino starred on the MTV series from 2009 to 2012.

The Sorrentino brothers were also accused of underreporting their earnings and allocating business funds for personal items.

He pled guilty to one count of tax evasion in January, stemming from charges that he failed to pay taxes on $8.9 million of income from 2010 to 2012.