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Mike Sorrentino of Jersey Shore has been busy with wedding planning. But he also has prison ahead of him after pleading guilty to one count of tax evasion. So what does this mean for his future? Here is everything to know including why he can no longer open new bank accounts.
Mike Sorrentino and his brother, Marc have pled guilty
The Jersey Shore reality star and his brother, Marc were indicted in Sept. 2014. He pled guilty to one count of tax evasion in Jan. 2018. Marc also pled guilty to aiding the preparation of false and fraudulent tax evasion, according to People. Mike Sorrentino’s attorney tried to argue that he should get probation, but he will be serving time.
He is sentenced to 8 months in prison
Sorrentino has been sentenced to eight months behind bars on Oct. 5, according to People. “The Situation” will also need to serve 500 hours of community service and pay $123,913 in restitution and a fine of $10,000 in 30 days. He reportedly has already paid restitution.
He can’t open new bank accounts
Another punishment for tax evasion is that Sorrentino can no longer open new bank accounts, according to The Blast. That includes a joint bank account, which could affect his future wife, Lauren Pesce. He’s also not allowed to open new lines of credit or incur any new debt.
The judgment also requires mental health treatment
The judgment doesn’t just set rules for Sorrentino’s future finances. It also requires him to get mental health treatment. The Blast reports that the judgment reads:
You must undergo treatment in a mental health program approved by the U.S. Probation Office until discharged by the Court. As necessary, said treatment may also encompass treatment for gambling, domestic violence and/or anger management, as approved by the U.S. Probation Office, until discharged by the Court.
Sorrentino’s lawyer clarified to The Blast that this being included is “standard” and “there is nothing in [Sorrentino’s] case concerning gambling or domestic violence.”
Sorrentino posted on Instagram that he is happy to put this behind him
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We are very happy to put this behind us. Thank you So much for all the Love & Support
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The reality star hasn’t said much about his legal issues but he posted on Instagram a picture of him leaving the court. He wrote the caption “We are very happy to put this behind us. Thank you So much for all the Love & Support.”
Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Vinny Guadagnino, Deena Nicole Cortese and Pauly “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio are all seen there in support of him. The show was also reportedly filming the day of his sentencing.
His fiancee was also there in support and posted her own picture on Instagram with the caption, “Thank you for all of your messages of love & support. We are happy to put an end to this chapter and excited to move forward in our future. We are blessed to have our health and the outpouring of support from family, friends & fans. We love you ♥️”
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Thank you for all of your messages of love & support. We are happy to put an end to this chapter and excited to move forward in our future. We are blessed to have our health and the outpouring of support from family, friends & fans. We love you ♥️
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Chances are fans will see for themselves how Sorrentino’s life will change after the sentencing on Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. But these rules hint that there will be a lot of changes.
Read more: ‘Jersey Shore: Family Vacation’: Everything to Know About Jenni Farley and Angelina Pivarnick’s Feud
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