You might not think your 2018 is off to a great start, but it could be worse. Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino will plead guilty to tax fraud today, which means he could face up to 15 years in prison. Damn, guess we’re not chillin’ at the shore anymore, shit just got real.
Mike and his brother Marc (those names are too similar for brothers, but whatever) are both pleading guilty for failing to pay correct taxes on $8.9 million of income between 2010 and 2012. That indictment came in 2014, and then last year they were additionally charged with tax evasion, as well as structuring and falsifying records. Sounds like it’s not a great…situation. I’m so sorry, I had to do it.
We have to admit, the idea that a guy who gets famous on an MTV reality show where he calls himself “The Situation” would do some shady illegal shit is really 0% surprising. Vinny and the rest of the gang always just seemed too dumb to do any real harm, but Mike had just enough brain cells to think he could mastermind some big tax evasion scheme. Too bad he wasn’t smart enough to actually pull it off.
Mike is still saying he plans to be a part of the upcoming Jersey Shore Family Vacation reboot, which doesn’t have an air date yet but is supposed to be coming out sometime this year. We’re sure he would bring some great drama to the reunion, but we’re less sure that his judge is going to be cool with him leaving prison to go film a reality show.
We’re not sure how Mike is going to do in prison, but honestly none of the other inmates will probably know who he is. He’ll probably get to do lots of laundry, and there might be a gym, but he definitely won’t be able to keep up with his strict tanning regimen. Send him some positive vibes in this tough time, because the world really isn’t ready for a pale Situation.