On Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, "Jersey Shore" star Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion and admitted concealing his income in 2011 by making cash deposits in amounts that wouldn't trigger federal reporting requirements. His brother, Marc, also entered a guilty plea. Sentencing is scheduled for sometime in April 2018.
"The Situation" and his brother Marc had been 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 originally pleaded not guilty on Monday, April 17, 2017.
In 2014, the brothers also pleaded not guilty to charges alleging they filed bogus tax returns on nearly $9 million and claimed millions in personal expenses, including luxury cars and clothes, as business expenses. (Credit: AP / Julio Cortez)