BY ROY ALBERT ANDRADE, K1LLER, Inc.
OTISVILLE, NEW YORK - Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, 36, is heading to Otisville Federal Correctional Institution. The identical prison where President Donald Trump‘s former attorney Michael Cohen is expected to serve time. The Jersey Shore: Family Vacation star went live on "Insta" as he was taken to surrender himself to federal prison, where he will spend eight months behind bars for tax offenses and conspiring to defraud the United States after allegedly failing to properly pay taxes on $8.9 million in income from 2010 to 2012. His brother Marc was sentenced to 24 months in prison on Friday, October 5, 2018.
“According to the indictment, Michael and Marc Sorrentino filed false tax returns that incorrectly reported millions made from promotions and appearances,” said U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman in 2014. “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.”
“Most individuals file truthful tax returns and pay their fair share of taxes. However, as alleged in today's indictment, rather than living in reality and reporting their true income, Michael Sorrentino and his brother Marc created the illusion that they earned less income by filing false and fraudulent tax returns,” stated Jonathan D. Larsen, Acting Special Agent in Charge, IRS-Criminal Investigation, Newark Field Office in 2014. “No matter what your occupation or status in life, if you attempt to cheat on your taxes for personal financial gain, you face real consequences including criminal prosecution and a possible prison sentence.”
Marc Sorrentino 66911-050
FCI Fort Dix
Federal Correctional Institution
PO Box 2000
Joint Base MDL, NJ 08640
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Roy Albert Andrade