'Jersey Shore' star Sorrentino sentenced to eight months for tax evasion

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Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is speaking out after he was sentenced to eight months in prison on Friday for violating tax laws.

A federal judge in New Jersey sentenced Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino to eight months in prison Friday for tax evasion he committed when MTV's "Jersey Shore" was at its peak.

The Sorrentino brothers were first indicted in 2014 after failing to pay taxes on 8.9 million dollars in income between 2010 and 2012.

Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino leaves federal court with his fiancee Lauren Pesce after his sentencing in Newark, N.J., today.

"Michael accepts the court's judgment", Sorrentino's lawyer, Henry E. Klingeman, told the Daily News. The pair threw a wedding shower for friends and loved ones last weekend, where Sorrentino's "Jersey Shore" pals including Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jenni "JWoww" Farley were on hand to celebrate.

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Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino To Be Sentenced For Tax Evasion

In addition to the prison terms, Judge Wigenton sentenced Michael Sorrentino to two years of supervised release, 500 hours of community service, $123,000 in restitution (which has already been paid) and fined him $10,000. Starring in the show from 2009-2012, "The Situation" would once again star in the reunion show "Jersey Shore Family Vacation".

John Tafur, head of IRS criminal investigations in Newark, called the brothers' crimes "an outright theft from the hardworking American public".

Sorrentino is also planning to marry his longtime girlfriend Lauren Pesce in the coming weeks.

Mike Sorrentino popularized the phrase "gym, tan, laundry" to describe the pre-party routine of cast members.

The cast member of MTV's "Jersey Shore" pleaded guilty to tax evasion back in January.

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