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Entertainment'Jersey Shore' star Mike Sorrentino to be released from prison

11:41  12 september  2019
11:41  12 september  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino has been sentenced to eight months in prison and two years of supervised release in his tax evasion case. Of reemerging into the public eye to film this year’s Jersey Shore : Family Vacation reboot (now in its second season), Sorrentino said it “took a lot of

Many Jersey Shore fans have been following Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino ’s legal situation. He is currently in prison , but he reportedly could be released early. Find out what would happen after an early release and more. Mike Sorrentino was sentenced to eight months in prison for tax evasion.

Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino, best known for starring on MTV's "Jersey Shore," will be released from a New York federal prison Thursday, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

'Jersey Shore' star Mike Sorrentino to be released from prison© Rich Polk/Getty Images North America/Getty Images for MTV Mike Sorrentino on March 29, 2018 in West Hollywood, California.

Sorrentino, 38, was sentenced to eight months in prison for tax evasion in 2018 and ordered to pay a fine of $10,000 and complete 500 hours of community service.

Sorrentino appeared on "Jersey Shore" from 2009 to 2012 and on the show's 2018 spinoff, "Jersey Shore: Family Vacation."

"I'm happy he's being released," New Jersey attorney Richard Sapinski, who represented Sorrentino, told CNN. "I like Michael. I'm glad the matter is being concluded. I wish him well."

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Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino , one of the stars of MTV's " Jersey Shore " series, was back in court on April 17, 2017, to plead not guilty to new (CNN) - Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino , best known for starring on MTV's " Jersey Shore ," will be released from a New York federal prison Thursday

In October, the ' Jersey Shore ' star was sentenced to eight months in prison after pleading guilty to Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino at a hearing in Newark in April of 2017. In October, the ' Jersey 11, they released the first installment in their Sorrentinos YouTube channel, in which they tell the story

On his verified Instagram page, fans expressed support and enthusiasm for Sorrentino's release, with comments such as, "proud and happy for you," "one more day homie," and "tomorrow's the big day," among others. His wife Lauren's Twitter page is also flooded with words of hope and motivation regarding Sorrentino's upcoming release.

Sorrentino previously pleaded guilty to tax evasion and concealing income, stemming from a 2014 indictment for falsifying business and personal tax returns between 2010 and 2012. As part of his plea agreement, he was ordered to pay restitution to the IRS in the amount of $337,693, according to court documents.

Sorrentino intentionally did not report the true income amount received to the accounting firm he used, and provided it with a list of false or inflated business expenses, according to the indictment. In 2012, he submitted a fraudulent US tax return to the IRS for the year 2011, knowing it was false.

Jersey Shore ladies picket for Mike Sorrentino's release outside what they think is the White House but is actually the Treasury Building

Jersey Shore ladies picket for Mike Sorrentino's release outside what they think is the White House but is actually the Treasury Building Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi, Jenni 'JWoww' Farley, Deena Cortese and Angelina Pivarnick are standing by their Jersey Shore co-star Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino. The four women picketed outside what they apparently thought was the White House in order to get Mike out of his Catskills jail early, a TMZ video shows. Meanwhile, their friend is scheduled to be freed on September 12 anyway, and the landmark they protested in front of is actually the Treasury Building.

' Jersey Shore ' star 'The Situation' has received 'thousands of letters' in prison . Sorrentino 's brother Marc Sorrentino , 39, was given a two-year prison term with one year of supervised release . Mike pleaded guiltily in January to one count of evading taxes on about 3,000 in income in 2011 and

Jersey Shore Star Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino 's Brother Marc Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison . The siblings were initially indicted in September 2014 for tax offenses and conspiring to defraud the United States.

"Lying to and defrauding the federal government is a very serious crime, regardless of a defendant's celebrity status," said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman in the New Jersey US Attorney's 2018 statement.

The US Attorney's office for the District of New Jersey declined to comment on Sorrentino's release.

Sorrentino's brother, Marc, 40, was sentenced to two years in prison in 2018 for aiding in the preparation of a false and fraudulent tax return, according to the statement. He is expected to be released on September 28, 2020.

CNN has reached out to Sorrentino's representatives.

'Jersey Shore' star to be released from prison Thursday.
Mike Sorrentino will be released from prison afters serving eight months for tax evasion. © Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock Mike The 38-year-old TV star and his brother Marc were charged with conspiracy to commit fraud in 2014 after the government claimed they did not pay all of the federal income tax owed on The Situation's $8.9 million income from 2010 to 2012. Mike ended up striking a plea deal, admitting guilt to tax evasion. Just a few weeks prior to being behind bars, The Situation married his longtime girlfriend Lauren Pesce.

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