Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Speaks Out After Prison Sentencing With Hopeful Message


Going by the nickname "The Situation", Sorrentino was an arrogant charmer who liked to show off his chiseled torso.

Former "Jersey Shore" personality Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino was sentenced Friday to eight months in federal prison and his brother, Marc, to two years for ducking taxes on what authorities said was almost $9 million in income from promotional gigs - while claiming pricey clothing, high-end cars and personal grooming as business expenses.

Sorrentino plead guilty to skipping $123,913 in 2011 taxes. The siblings were charged with not paying $8.9 million worth of income tax from 2010 to 2012. Prosecutors had sought a 14-month sentence.

The Situation should trade in his muscle shirts for a prison jumpsuit or avoid serving time altogether, according to dueling pre-sentencing submissions in the "Jersey Shore" actor's federal tax case.

Sorrentino is also planning to marry his longtime girlfriend Lauren Pesce in the coming weeks.

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino will be sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to charges of tax evasion in January.

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Vinny Guadagnino, Deena Cortese, Pauly "DJ Pauly D" DelVecchio, Jenni "JWoww" Farley, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Angelina Pivarnick were all spotted outside the courthouse, along with Sorrentino's fiancée, Lauren Pesce. Sorrentino reportedly paid no taxes in 2011, despite making somewhere around $2 million.

"Tax crimes, plain and simple, are an outright theft from the hardworking American public", Special Agent in Charge Tafur, IRS Criminal Investigation, Newark Field Office, said.

"The Situation" appeared on all six seasons of the reality TV show from 2009 to 2012.

Mike Sorrentino popularized the phrase "gym, tan, laundry" to describe the pre-party routine of cast members.