'Jersey Shore' star sentenced to 8 months in prison

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"The Situation" is going from the shore house to the big house.

Jersey Shore star Mike "the Situation" Sorrentino was sentenced to eight months in federal prison on Friday in Newark, N.J., for evading taxes on the big bucks that the MTV reality show brought his way.

Both brothers pleaded guilty in January.

"The pair conspired to fail to pay all federal income tax owed on approximately $8.9 million earned by Michael Sorrentino between 2010 and 2012".

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Prosecutors, meanwhile, are seeking a prison sentence of 14 months when he is sentenced Friday in Newark.

According to a federal indictment, Michael Sorrentino aggressively cashed in on his fame from The Jersey Shore, which debuted on MTV in 2009.

"Michael accepts the court's judgment", his lawyer Henry Klingeman said in an email.

Numerous cast members, including Sorrentino, returned to MTV this year in a new show, "Jersey Shore: Family Vacation", set in Miami.

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In addition to the prison terms, Judge Wigenton sentenced Michael Sorrentino to two years of supervised release, 500 hours of community service, $123,000 in restitution (which has already been paid) and fined him $10,000.

Among Sorrentino's other castmates who showed up for the sentencing were Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Deena Cortese and Angelina Pivarnick.

"Tax crimes, plain and simple, are an outright theft from the hardworking American public", said John Tafur of IRS Criminal Investigation. Of course, his fiancée, Lauren Pesce, was by his side too. Marc will spend two years in jail and has to pay a $75,000 fine. He was a cast member for all six seasons of Shore's original run, ending in 2012.

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