Marc Sorrentino (left) alongside his brother Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino, during a happier time before tax evasion.
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Famous Prisoners: What’s the Deal with The Situation Going to Prison?

Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino begins his prison term on January 15, 2019 after he was sentenced for tax evasion in October 2018.

Jersey Shore fans have been glued to their TVs watching the crew during the Family Vacation installment. Now, everyone’s talking about the impending prison sentence of Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino.

Reality star The Situation begins his prison term on January 15, 2019. The reality star married his hearthrob Lauren Pesce on November 1 at the Legacy Castle in Pompton Plains, New Jersey.

The wedding took place nine months after the TV actor proposed to his lover on Valentine’s Day. Mike will be going to prison for eight months, while his brother Marc will be getting incarcerated for two years.

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Mike & Marc Sorrentino Sentenced for Tax Evasion

Both Mike and Marc are going to prison for tax evasion, according to court documents. The brothers were convicted of conspiracy to commit fraud against the government.

Mike Sorrentino was indicted on failure to pay due taxes on $8.9 million income he made between 2010 and 2012. Marc helped with the tax evasion, falsifying records and preparing misleading tax returns.

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Following their initial convictions in September 2014, they were convicted again in April 2017 on additional charges of structuring fraudulent tax documents. Both brothers pleaded guilty to wrongdoing in January. As such, they are well on their way to becoming famous prisoners.

The Terms of The Situation’s Sentencing

Mike The Situation will be serving eight months in prison. His brother is set to serve two years.

After release from prison, Mike will be subjected to two years of supervised parole. And he has been ordered to execute 500 hours of community service after his prison release.

Apart from this, the New Jersey federal court judge ordered the offender to pay:

  • Restitution of $123,913
  • Another $10,000 fine payable within one month

The Situation has already cleared the $123,913 restitution.


When Is the Situation Due To Turn Himself In?

The MTV reality star’s prison term begins on January 15, 2019. He must personally surrender himself to the Federal Bureau of Prisons on this date.

Thirty-six-year-old Sorrentino was sentenced after successfully completing a drug rehabilitation program. The famous reality star battled prescription painkiller addiction for several months before being able to overcome the problem through rehab.

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The Situation, is obviously happy after his wedding to 33-year-old Pesce. He said he is happy to start a family before going away to prison.

Marc Sorrentino (left) alongside his brother Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino, during a happier time before tax evasion.
Marc (pictured left) and Mike (right) were living a pretty high life years ago. Now that they’ve committed tax fraud, they will be facing the consequences of their actions, joining other members of the famous prisoners club like The Melendez Brothers. Image Source: AceShowBiz

He disclosed going to prison without any solid family plan would be a “blip in the radar” experience: He said:

I don’t know if you can actually plan for such a thing (going to prison).

Pesce, the new Mrs. Situation, said there is nothing for her to fear about her newly-wedded husband going to prison. She said she had been through thick and thin with Sorrentino through recovery. Now, she knows she is strong enough to deal with anything:

We are feeling so blessed and grateful and happy and on cloud nine.

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Charles Omedo
Charles Omedo has a degree in Mass Communication and a PGD in Digital Communication. He worked as a newspaper/magazine reporter and editor for many years. Now, he writes daily news articles for private clients. Charles has written for US/UK/Canadian/Indian clients on various niches. He currently writes prison news for loved ones of inmates on the Prison Rideshare Network.