Former Jersey Shore star, Mike Sorrentino, is proudly announcing he has been clean and sober for 18 months. Sorrentino, aka “The Situation,” opened up about overcoming his substance abuse issues back in 2012.
Sorrentino, 34, was part of the wildly popular MTV reality show, along with co-stars, Snooki, JWOWW, Deena Cortese, Vinny Guadagnino, Pauly D, Ronnie Magro and Sammi Giancola. He was twice admitted into a rehab facility over abusing prescription medications.
The root of his most recent relapse: Mike and brother Marc being indicted on charges (back in 2014) that they filed false income tax returns from 2010 to 2012. “From there it was just a spiral,” he told the magazine, adding that he became distant from his relatives and his longtime girlfriend Lauren Pesce. Continue reading
The IRS has indicted Jersey Shore star, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, on tax fraud charges.
Prosecutors allege Sorrentino failed to report the $8.9 million in income earned over his entire career.
“Michael and Marc Sorrentino filed false tax returns that incorrectly reported millions made from promotions and appearances,” U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said. “The brothers allegedly also claimed costly clothes and cars as business expenses and funneled company money into personal accounts. The law is absolutely clear: telling the truth to the IRS is not optional.”
The Situation has been charged with two counts of filing false returns and one count of conspiracy, each with a maximum sentence of three years in prison and a $250,000 fine, for, among other things “failing to pay federal taxes on income generated by two companies” and “buying high-end cars and clothes for personal use and writing them off as business expenses.” source
He is also alleged to have not filed a return at all in 2011, which could tack on another year in prison and a $100,000 fine. This brings us to a grand total of $850,000 in fines and a smooth 10 years in federal prison.
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino was pinched at a Middletown, NJ, tanning salon after apparently getting into a brawl.
Sorrentino was visiting the Boca Tanning Salon when according to law enforcement sources a fight broke out.
A 911 call reporting a “fist fight” involving 2 people inside the salon … and when officers arrived — Sitch was arrested. He was the only one taken into custody.