Mike Sorrentino’s sentencing has been determined, and The Situation’s lawyer has released a statement focusing on what’s ahead for the Jersey Shore star. As outlets such as People and E! News reported on Friday, Oct. 5, Sorrentino has been sentenced to eight months in prison for tax evasion. According to People, the reality TV personality will also be required to complete 500 hours of community service, plus pay a $10,000 fine in addition to the restitution he has already paid.
Late on Friday, Sorrentino posted photos from the sentencing on Instagram, accompanied by the following caption:
Earlier on Friday, Sorrentino’s attorney, Henry Klingeman, said in a statement to Bustle,
Pesce was by Mike Sorrentino’s side at Friday’s sentencing, while Sorrentino’s Jersey Shore co-stars Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Deena Cortese, Angelina Pivarnick, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Vinny Guadagnino, and Pauly “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio attended in support of their friend.
As Klingeman’s statement indicates, Sorrentino and his fiancée plan to wed before he begins his prison sentence. Sorrentino and Pesce got engaged on Valentine’s Day while filming the first season of Jersey Shore Family Vacation, and the couple shared the happy news with Us Weekly on April 26. The Situation told the publication,
Sorrentino and Pesce have been prepping for their nuptials over the last few months, and the affianced pair is ready to take the next step sooner rather than later. Polizzi discussed The Situation’s upcoming wedding on SiriusXM’s The Jenny McCarthy Show on Thursday. She said, “He’s actually planning the wedding now and we’re super excited.” She added that both her daughter and Farley’s daughter will act as flower girls.
In January, Mike and his brother Marc Sorrentino pleaded guilty to violating tax law. The Sorrentino brothers were first indicted in 2014, and then received additional charges in 2017. As People reported on Friday, Oct. 5, Marc Sorrentino was sentenced to two years in prison.
When he pleaded guilty in January, Mike Sorrentino’s attorney said in a statement to Us Weekly,
And after Friday’s sentencing, it sounds like Sorrentino plans to continue moving forward as best he can.