‘Jersey Shore’ star Sorrentino charged with tax evasion
Former reality TV celebrity Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino has been indicted for tax evasion, after federal prosecutors accused him and his brother of hiding millions of dollars he made while a cast member of the MTV series “Jersey Shore.”
In an indictment obtained and made public by the U.S. Department of Justice on Friday, Sorrentino and his brother Marc each faces nine criminal counts, some of which overlap, and including their alleged conspiracy to defraud the United States.
The new charges expand a case first brought against them in September 2014.An arraignment is scheduled for April 17.
“Michael Sorrentino will enter a not guilty plea on April 17, 2017, and will vigorously contest the allegations,” his lawyer Kristen Santillo said in an email.
“Jersey Shore” ran from 2009 to 2012, featuring 20-something Italian-Americans partying, tanning and complaining about their jobs at a beachfront T-shirt stand.