It was recently reported by Forbes that the Department of Justice has just announced that Mike Sorrentino and his brother, Marc Sorrentino, have been indicted on charges of tax evasion, as well as structuring and falsifying records.
Sorrentino is an American television personality. He gained stardom after featuring in all six seasons of the MTV reality show, Jersey Shore, from December 2009 all the way to December 2012.
He earned his nickname because of his muscular physique.
During an interview on Live With Regis and Kelly, Mike said: ‘I walked by a girl with her boyfriend. She’s holding her boyfriend’s hand and as she walks by me, she’s like, ‘Oh my God, honey! Look at his abs!’ And my boys are like, ‘Dude, that’s a situation right there.’
Between the years of 2009 to 2012, Mike made approximately $9 million on t-shirt sales and insightful quotes such as ‘we got a situation’ and ‘back in the day, they had the prophecy: That one day there would be a p**p of all p**ps, and his name would be The Situation.’
The Forbes article alleges that Mike and Marc used two companies which they owned, MPS Entertainment and Situation Nation, to evade taxes.
It was then alleged that the brothers would take the money and spend it on ‘high-end vehicles, purchases of high-end clothing, and personal grooming expenses,’ and claim it as a business expense, according to Forbes.
According to People, speaking out about his case last year, Mike said: ‘obviously these certain circumstances that are going on right now aren’t the best, but I’m just living the simple life — I have a girlfriend, I’ve been clean and sober over a year and a half, I go to meetings, I take care of my body and I’m just kind of enjoying the next chapter of my life.’
He continued: ‘Now I just try to live a positive life and be healthy and happy, and I value my peace today. I don’t want anything to take away from my peace.’
The Sorrentino brothers’ accountant, Gregg Mark, pleaded guilty to similar charges back in 2015. The New York-based accountant confessed to preparing fraudulent tax returns for the brothers in the 2010 and 2011 tax years.
If convicted, the brothers can face up to 15 years in prison.