Talk about a bad ‘Situation’!
Reality TV star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and his brother Marc Sorrentino are reportedly heading to court for failing to pay proper taxes on an $8.9 million income, according to NJ.com.
The brothers are set to appear in federal court in New Jersey today (September 24) to respond to an indictment which charges them with “conspiracy to defraud the United States,” as well as “filing false tax returns” between 2010 and 2012.
“Michael and Marc Sorrentino filed false tax returns that incorrectly reported millions made from promotions and appearances,” U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said in a statement. “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.”
If convicted for the conspiracy and false tax return charges, the Sorrentino brothers could each serve up to three years in prison and be faced with a $250,000 fine. Meanwhile, Mike Sorrentino is also facing charges for allegedly failing to file an income tax return in 2011, which could lead to a sentence of up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine.
Mike Sorrentino rose to fame as one of the cast members of the famed MTV reality show Jersey Shore, while both brothers recently appeared on TVGN’s The Sorrentinos.
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