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'The Situation' Charged With Tax Fraud On Nearly $9 Million Earned

Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino has been charged with tax evasion in New Jersey for not paying his due on nearly $9 million earned.

The former 'Jersey Shore' star and his brother, Marc, have been charged with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and additional counts of filing false tax returns.

Paul J. Fishman, United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey, says in a statement that between 2010 and 2012, Mike and his brother "funneled company money into personal accounts" to "knowingly and intentionally conspire and agree with each other and others to defraud the United States by impeding, impairing, obstructing, and defeating, through deceitful and dishonest means, the lawful functions of the IRS."

"According to the indictment, Michael and Marc Sorrentino filed false tax returns that incorrectly reported millions made from promotions and appearances," says Fishman. "The brothers allegedly also claimed costly clothes and cars as business expenses and funneled company money into personal accounts. The law is absolutely clear: telling the truth to the IRS is not optional."

Shortly after the charges were filed, Sorrentino said on social media: "To be old and wise you must first be young and dumb."

The brothers appeared in court and are each free on $250,000 bail. They are scheduled for an arraignment on October 6.

September 25, 2014 |

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