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Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Sentenced For Tax Dodging

It will just be gym and laundry for "The Situation" and his brother Marc, who was sentenced over a similar charge, for several months.

By Sharon Lynn Pruitt

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino will be spending several months in federal prison for tax evasion, multiple sources report.

The 36-year-old reality star, known for his role on “Jersey Shore,” was sentenced to eight months imprisonment and 500 hours of community service in federal court on Friday, according to People Magazine.

A judge also ordered Sorrentino to pay a fine of $10,000 within 30 days, but was credited with having already paid $123,913 in restitution, People reports.

Sorrentino’s punishment stems from him pleading guilty in January to one count of tax evasion, according to the magazine.

Sorrentino’s brother, Marc Sorrentino, pleaded guilty to one count of aiding in the preparation of a false and fraudulent tax return in January, according to People, and received a 24-month prison sentence on the same day as his brother. He reportedly can surrender and begin his sentence voluntarily.

In addition to having to pay restitution in an amount that has yet to be decided, a judge also ordered Marc Sorrentino to pay a fine of $75,000 within 30 days, according to People.

Both brothers will be on supervised release after serving their prison sentences, with a judge sentencing Marc to one year of probation and Mike to two  years.

The brothers were indicted on tax-related charges in 2014, and were alleged to have failed to pay the proper tax amount on $8.9 million in income, according to a press release from the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey.

They both were charged with one count of conspiracy to defraud the U.S., while Mike was charged with two counts of filing a false tax return between 2010 and 2012, as well as an additional charge of failing to file a tax return for 2011.

Marc was charged with three counts of filing false tax returns.

The two were indicted in April on new charges which included tax evasion and structuring and falsifying records and, initially, pleaded not guilty.

The “Jersey Shore” cast were present at the courthouse in Newark, New Jersey, on Friday to support the Sorrentino siblings during their sentencing.

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