'The Situation' gets eight-month sentence in federal tax case


"Jersey Shore" star Mike Sorrentino was sentenced to eight months behind bars on Friday for admittedly dodging taxes on some of his income.

Sorrentino's brother, Marc, was sentenced to 24 months in prison and will have to pay restitution in addition to a $75,000 fine that must be paid within 30 days.

Sorrentino's brother, Marc, also has pleaded guilty and faces sentencing Friday.

Sorrentino and his brother Marc Sorrentino were charged for filing false tax returns and inaccurately reporting some $8.9 million in income.

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"The Situation" is going from the shore house to the big house. The siblings were accused of underreporting their earnings to avoid paying federal taxes. He pleaded guilty in 2015. Sorrentino has also been fined $10,000 and will be required to complete 500 hours of community service.

He and other cast members reunited this spring for "Jersey Shore Family Vacation". As Sitch was receiving his sentencing, they roamed the streets of Newark, filming an episode of their reality show, of course. Videos on social media showed the reality television stars hugging Sorrentino as he walked into the courthouse.

In a statement to the judge before sentencing, Sorrentino apologized for his conduct and said he is "overcoming my demons and putting my life back together" after years of alcohol and drug use.

Sorrentino previously sought treatment for his battle with substance abuse and celebrated 34 months of sobriety on Thursday.