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Mike’s “Situation”? Tax Evasion!

From "T-Shirt Time" to Jail Time

This reality star hid income from the IRS with his off (Jersey) shore account!

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Mike Sorrentino: "The Situation" turned "The Investigation"

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is one of the famed “Jersey Shore” cast members. The reality show was a gold mine for MTV. It followed six Italian-Americans who became summer roommates at Seaside Heights. Episodes were filled with drunken hook-ups, fist pumping, bar fights, and frequent use of the term “guido.” Ah, New Jersey at its finest.

But we can’t forget about the group’s fav activity: GTL - Gym, Tan, Laundry. Unlike his roommates, Mike participated in Gym, Tax Evasion, Launder!

Sounds like we have a situation on our hands.

At the height of the show’s success, Mike was being paid $150,000 per episode, along with being paid cash for appearances. I mean “The Situation '' was already showcasing his abs to every girl in a club – why not get paid for it?

But Mike was too busy flexing his muscles to report his personal income. Making multiple, same-day cash deposits into different bank accounts, in amounts less than $10,000, to avoid reporting it to the IRS.

Charges were brought against Mike in 2014 and 2017 for falsified tax returns on $9 million worth of income. He was sentenced to 8 months in prison.

Of course, MTV couldn’t pass up the chance to film the entire legal process with Mike’s arrest and indictment. You can actually watch it all play out on season 3 of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation.

Watch the full SCAMDALOUS episode for Mike’s full story and also what famous scammers Mike shared jail time with.

Further Viewing 👀

Learn about another of New Jersey’s pride and joy and reality star turned scammer ⬇️

In 2020, an update was released that Mike had only completed 18 out 500 hours of required community services.....Yikes!

Mike talks about his time in prison

As does another "Prison Mike"

When you realize that the “Cabs Are Here” to take you to prison

Don’t panic: “Here’s the Situation” is still available to buy on Amazon and it’s the perfect beach read!

Sneak peek at Mike’s sentencing on Jersey Shore: Family Vacation

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