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Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is reportedly failing to comply with a judge's order to complete hundreds of hours of community service after securing his release from prison.
The “Jersey Shore” star, 38, was freed from a federal prison in September 2019 after serving eight months behind bars as part of his sentence for tax-related crimes. Sorrentino's sentence included 500 hours of community service, to be completed upon his release but, more than a year later, he's logged only 18 of those required hours, TMZ reports.
A probation officer claimsshe has continuously tried to discuss community service options with Sorrentino and has reminded him “at nearly every interaction to find a venue for community service, including service that could be performed from home,” court documents obtained by the outlet state.
Despite this, he has made very little effort to get his hours in and even failed to show up for a scheduled volunteering session in August due to concerns about COVID-19, the officer claimed.
The reality TV star’s lack of progress has prompted his probation officer to report his behavior to a judge, who, in turn, is issuing Sorrentino a written warning, TMZ reports.
Sorrentino has not commented publicly on the community service allegations, and his representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment from PEOPLE.
Sorrentino and his brother, Marc Sorrentino, both pleaded guilty in 2018 to failing to pay taxes on millions of dollars of income. In October of that year, a judge sentenced him to eight months in prison, in addition to ordering him to pay thousands of dollars in fines, spend two years on probation following his release from prison, and complete 500 hours of community service.
Sorrentino was released from the Otisville Federal Correctional Institution in Otisville, New York in September 2019, and later pointed to his time in prison as a huge opportunity for personal growth.
“You sort of take your freedom for granted sometimes,” he told Entertainment Tonight last September. “Once you get out, you are taking advantage [of] every minute. Every second, every meal, every conversation with my beautiful wife, with my friends. I love my job, so I am on such an awesome road and we are very excited to see what the future has to offer.”
Sorrentino and his wife Lauren Pesce are expecting their first child together, and announced earlier this week that they are having a son.
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