"Jersey Shore" star Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino and his brother Marc were hit with additional tax fraud charges on Friday, April 7, 2017, after federal prosecutors say they filed fake tax returns and claimed luxury car and clothing purchases were business expenses. Federal prosecutors said that Michael Sorrentino was indicted on charges including tax evasion, structuring bank deposits to avoid reporting requirements and falsifying records. Marc Sorrentino was charged with falsifying records to obstruct a grand jury investigation. The brothers pleaded not guilty on Monday, April 17, 2017.
They previously pleaded not guilty to charges in 2014 alleging that they filed bogus tax returns on nearly $9 million and claimed millions in personal expenses, including luxury cars and clothes, as business expenses.
According to a statement from the U.S. attorney's office for the district of New Jersey, if convicted, Michael Sorrentino faces a statutory maximum sentence of 10 years in prison for each structuring count and 5 years in prison for the tax evasion count. Marc Sorrentino faces a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for obstruction. They also face a period of supervised release, restitution and monetary penalties. (Credit: Getty Images / Jason Merritt)