Reality Star Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino Sentenced to Prison for Tax Evasion — How Much Time Will He Serve?
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.