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The Situation Pleads Guilty in Tax Evasion Case

January 19, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino has pleaded guilty on charges of tax evasion. The Jersey Shore cast member entered the plea on Friday according to TMZ. Girlfriend Lauren Pesce was at his side when he entered the plea in a Newark courtroom.

Sorrentino faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 on the charges, but will be allowed to travel to Florida in order to film the planned Jersey Shore reunion. The plea was on charges of failing to pay his full taxes on $9 million in earnings from 2010 to 2012.

Sorrentino’s lawyers released a statement asking for sentencing leniency, saying, “The plea terms call for a balance between punishing the wrong committed and conditions that facilitate Mike living a productive, law-abiding life moving forward. Following through on this plea agreement, Michael intends to pay restitution before sentencing.”

He will be sentenced on April 25th.

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