On Friday, “Jersey Shore” star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino was sentenced after pleading guilty to one count of tax evasion.
Sorrentino was given an eight-month prison sentence and two years of supervised release.
In addition, the 36-year-old will need to complete 500 hours of community service, and pay a $10,000 fine.
Before he was sentenced, Sorrentino asked for a “second chance,” telling Judge Susan Wigenton, “I’m deeply sorry for my past actions. Today I’m the man that I should’ve been years ago. I’ve worked tirelessly to overcome my demons and put my life back together.”
“Today I live with integrity,” he emphasized. “I don’t drink, I don’t do drugs, I don’t cheat, I don’t steal, I don’t even drive fast anymore… I found my purpose in sobriety. People can look at me and say, ‘If he can do it, I can.'”
In response to his statement, Wigenton said, “You’ve been given a gift to basically be yourself and get paid for it.” She emphasized, “You have to pay taxes.”
His “Jersey Shore” castmates, including Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Vinny Guadagnino, Deena Cortese, Angelina Pivarnick and Pauly “Pauly D” DelVecchio, were seen showing their support for him before the sentencing.