Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino Looking For Probation, FBI Wants Jail Time
Posted: 7:16 am Friday, October 5th, 2018
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is going to have a hard time fist pumping when he’s in handcuffs! Mike’s attorneys are arguing that he should receive probation after his guilty plea in January to one count of tax evasion. Prosecutors are thinking a little differently. They’re seeking a prison sentence of 14 months when he is sentenced Friday in Newark. The requests are part of sentencing memos obtained by The Associated Press. Sorrentino admitting to concealing his income in 2011 by making cash deposits in order to avoid federal reporting requirements. He and his brother, Marc, were charged in 2014 with multiple tax offenses related to nearly $9 million in income. Marc Sorrentino pleaded guilty to one count of assisting in the preparation of a false return and awaits sentencing. According to his attorney, Mike played a minor role in the alleged conspiracy & has worked diligently to overcome substance abuse in the time since his arrest. “At bottom, the Government seeks to punish Michael harshly, not because of his own individual conduct and characteristics, but because he is a celebrity,” Klingeman wrote. The government’s memo argued that a prison sentence would send the message that “tax fraud will be met with real punishment,” and noted that Sorrentino’s substance addiction didn’t stop him from structuring cash deposits to avoid government scrutiny.