The Situation is set to have a wild time before his sentencing for tax evasion.
Sorrentino, 35, pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion in federal court in Newark, NJ, on Friday. His older brother Marc, 38, pleaded guilty to aiding in the preparation of a false and fraudulent tax return.
“What the defendants admitted to today, quite simply, is tantamount to stealing money from their fellow taxpayers,” US Attorney Craig Carpenito said in a statement. “All of us are required by law to pay our fair share of taxes. Celebrity status does not provide a free pass from this obligation.”
“As we approach this year’s filing season, today’s guilty pleas should serve as a stark reminder to those who would attempt to defraud our nation’s tax system,” Jonathan D. Larsen, special agent in charge, IRS-Criminal Investigation, Newark Field Office, said in a statement. “No matter what your stature is in our society, everyone is expected to play by the rules, and those who do not will be held accountable and brought to justice.”
Michael — who has spoken out about living a sober life after battling an addiction to painkillers — previously faced 15 years behind bars, but now sees a maximum of five years in prison. Marc had been facing up to 25 years in prison, but will now see a maximum of three years in prison. Both of their charges can come with up to a $250,000 fine.
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