Is Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino heading to jail?!
When will Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino finally get his sh*t together?
The former Jersey Shore star has found himself in yet another legal battle after he and his older brother/manager Marc have allegedly been dodging the tax man.
The two have been accused of not paying tax on a whopping $8.9 million income (reality TV has definitely served them well!)
According to an indictment filed against Mike and Marc, authorities are claiming the pair didn’t bother filing a single tax return between 2010 and 2012.
On top of that, according to the reports, Mike failed to lodge a tax return in 2011 which saw the reality star earn almost $2 Million! By now, it’s obvious what we’re all thinking- how is this guy still making that much cash?!
“Michael and Marc Sorrentino filed false tax returns that incorrectly reported millions made from promotions and appearances,” U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fisherman said. “The brothers allegedly also claimed costly clothes and cars as business expenses and funneled company money into personal accounts. The law is absolutely clear: telling the truth to the IRS is not optional.”
Ouch! Looks like all those Abercrombie and Fitch matching sets have finally come back to bite The Situation.
The brother has been taking Uncle Sam for a ride for a couple of years now, buying ridiculously expensive cars, clothes and other personal effects and writing them off as business expenses.
So what are these two GTL loving brothers looking at here?
Apparently, they could serve a three year prison term and cop a $250,000 fine. If convicted of failing to lodge the 2011 tax return, Mike could face an extra year on top of an extra $100,000 payment to the IRS.
The former reality star certainly is creating quite the rap sheet for himself! Earlier this year, he was forced to attend anger management programs following a punch up he and his brother had at their family tanning salon.
Seriously, you can’t write this stuff!
Mike posted a less-than-cryptic message to Instagram yesterday, which said ‘to be old and wise you must first be young and dumb.’
You’re 32-years-old- not exactly ‘young’…