'Jersey Shore' star Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino facing 15 years in jail


According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Sorrentino and his brother/manager stand accused of failing to pay full taxes on $8.9 million in income.

A letter filed with the court says Sorrentino and his brother, Marc, plan to plead guilty at a court hearing on Friday in Newark. The government also alleged that they deposited cash into different bank accounts to avoid reporting income to the IRS, as well as inflating their business expenses for high-end cars and clothing.

The brothers have been accused of not paying the federal income tax owed on almost $9 million earned between 2010 and 2012.

These charges aren't new-the $8.9 million in unpaid income tax charges stem from 2014-but the fact that both brothers have agreed to plead guilty is.

Both the Jersey Shore star and his brother/manager Marc were facing up to 20 years after failing to report nearly $9million in earnings.

The plea is part of a deal that will be entered in court this Friday.

Marc Sorrentino's attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday afternoon.

About three years following the initial indictment, the brothers were slapped with additional charges in April 2017 - including falsifying records, tax evasion and structuring.

MTV recently announced a "Jersey Shore" reunion show, "Family Vacation", with seven of the eight original cast members scheduled to return: Sorrentino, Deena Nicole Cortese, Paul "Pauly D" Delvecchio," Jenni "JWOWW" Farley, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi.



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