The situation has gotten serious, as in prison serious. A sentence has been rendered in the tax evasion case of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and it will involve the MTV fixture doing some prison time. In a federal courtroom, the reality star learned his fate, as a judge sentenced Sorrentino to serve eight months in prison with two years of supervised release. That was not the end of his sentence, either.
With some of his co-stars from the MTV series in attendance at his sentencing hearing, the judge also ordered that Mike Sorrentino complete 500 hours of community service, pay a fine of $10,000 within 30 days, and pay $123,913 in restitution, per the Department of Justice. The sentence comes after Sorrentino pleaded guilty to tax evasion in January 2018. It has been a nearly four-year process to get to this point.
The prison sentence comes four years after Mike Sorrentino and his brother, Marc, were initially indicted back in September 2014 for tax offenses. Additional charges were brought in April 2017, which included tax evasion, structuring, and falsifying records. The Situation’s sentence is considerable, albeit four months less than what prosecutors were asking for in the case. They wanted Mike Sorrentino to serve a year and two months in prison, according to EW. When Sorrentino will be remanded into custody to serve his sentence is not mentioned in the DOJ’s report.
What is known is that MTV’s cameras were around to catch the events as they unfolded, per People, as well as that Jenni “JWoww” Farley and Vinny Guadagnino were Mike Sorrentino’s only Jersey Shore: Family Vacation co-stars to sit inside the courtroom. Sorrentino’s prison sentence comes less than a week after The Situation and his fiancée posted luminous photos on social media of them celebrating their upcoming nuptials with a wedding shower.
The shower was attended by several of Mike Sorrentino’s Jersey Shore co-stars. With MTV documenting Sorrentino’s day of sentencing, fans of the reality series can be almost certain they will get a behind-the-scenes peek of what went down following and leading up to the decision. While The Situation has been ordered to serve more than half a year behind bars, his brother Marc was sentenced to serve two years in prison.
Marc Sorrentino had pleaded guilty to aiding in the preparation of a false or fraudulent tax return. What Mike Sorrentino’s prison situation means for Jersey Shore: Family Vacation is not entirely clear. The second season of the hit revival is currently airing, and a third season renewal has yet to be announced. New episodes of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation air Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on MTV, along with many other television series that will be airing new episodes this fall.