Report: "The Situation" to start prison sentence in JanuaryPosted: Updated:
Michael Sorrentino, one of the stars of MTV's "Jersey Shore" will start his prison sentence in January, according to NJ.com.
Sorrentino, 37, known as "The Situation," was sentenced to eight months in prison earlier this month after pleading 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.
A federal judge had sentenced the star shortly after his brother, Marc Sorrentino, received a two-year sentence on a similar charge.
Both brothers pleaded guilty back in January. They were charged in 2014 with tax offenses related to nearly $9 million in income.
Michael Sorrentino's attorneys had sought probation, while prosecutors wanted a sentence of 14 months.
Sorrentino apologized at his sentencing for hiding some of his income to not pay taxes.
The Situation appeared on all six seasons of the reality show that ran from 2009 to 2012. The cast members were known for their drunken antics and the phrase they used to describe their lifestyle: "gym, tan, laundry."
Republican former Gov. Chris Christie criticized the show for promoting stereotypes. Last year, he signed a bill capping the amount of state money universities can pay for speakers, because Rutgers University paid "Jersey Shore" cast member Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi $32,000 in 2011.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.
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