Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino And His Brother May Be Headed To Prison For A Long Time
Mike ‘The Situation” Sorrentino and his brother Marc are in some more trouble for failing to pay taxes on the millions of dollars they made seeking to exploit the fame Mike received after he appeared on the MTV show “The Jersey Shore.”
Michael and Marc Sorrentino were indicted for tax offenses and conspiring to defraud the United States back in 2014, but now the brothers have taken on additional charges and could face serious prison time. The two have been indicted again on additional charges of tax evasion, structuring and falsifying records, according to a statement released by the Department of Justice Friday afternoon.
“The Situation” now faces separate charges of tax evasion and structuring funds to evade currency transaction reports. His brother Marc has been charged with falsifying records to obstruct a grand jury investigation.
The Sorrentino brothers created several businesses in an effort to exploit Mike’s celebrity status following the MTV show. The indictment alleges that the Sorrentinos conspired to defraud the United States by failing to pay any federal income tax on approximately $8.9 million that they raked in between 2010 and 2012, according to the statement from the DOJ.
An arraignment of the Sorrentino’s indictment is scheduled for April 17 in Newark, New Jersey.
If convicted, the brothers face a statutory maximum sentence of five years in prison for conspiracy and three years in prison for each count of structuring and falsifying tax returns. “The Situation” faces a maximum of 10 years for each structuring count against him and five years for tax evasion. His brother Marc faces 20 years for obstruction.