'Jersey Shore's Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Seeks Probation in Tax Case, Feds Want 14 Months

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The Situation ought to commerce in his muscle shirts for a jail jumpsuit or keep away from serving time altogether, based on dueling pre-sentencing submissions within the Jersey Shore actor’s federal tax case.

Attorneys for the star, whose actual title is Michael Sorrentino, argue he ought to obtain probation after pleading responsible in January to 1 rely of tax evasion. Prosecutors, in the meantime, are searching for a jail sentence of 14 months when he's sentenced Friday (Oct. 5) in Newark. The requests are a part of sentencing memos obtained by The Associated Press.

Sorrentino admitted concealing his earnings in 2011 by making money deposits that wouldn’t set off federal reporting necessities. He and his brother, Marc, have been charged in 2014 with a number of tax offenses associated to just about $9 million in earnings. Marc Sorrentino pleaded responsible to 1 rely of helping within the preparation of a false return and in addition faces sentencing Friday.

    

Michael Sorrentino performed a minor position within the alleged conspiracy, lawyer Henry Klingeman wrote, and has labored diligently to beat substance abuse within the time since his arrest. “At backside, the Government seeks to punish Michael harshly, not due to his personal particular person conduct and traits, however as a result of he's a celeb,” Klingeman wrote.   

The authorities’s memo argued jail sentence would ship the message that “tax fraud will probably be met with actual punishment,” and famous that Sorrentino’s substance dependancy didn’t cease him from structuring money deposits to keep away from authorities scrutiny.