Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Pleads Not Guilty to Tax Fraud Conspiracy

PHOTO: Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and fiancee Lauren Pesce appear for Sorrentinos arraignment on tax fraud charges at the Martin Luther King Building and U.S. Courthouse, Oct. 23, 2014, in Newark, N.J. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and fiancee Lauren Pesce appear for Sorrentino's arraignment on tax fraud charges at the Martin Luther King Building and U.S. Courthouse, Oct. 23, 2014, in Newark, N.J.

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit tax fraud at his arraignment today, as did his brother, Marc Sorrentino.

Today's arraignment was originally set for Oct. 6, but was postponed so that Sorrentino and his fiancee could film the reality TV show, "Marriage Boot Camp," The Associated Press reported.

The former "Jersey Shore" star will remain free on $250,000 bail. A trial has been set for Dec. 2.

The Sorrentinos have both been charged with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States, according to paperwork obtained by ABC News last month.

Mike Sorrentino, 32, was also charged with two counts of filing false tax returns for 2010-2012, while his older brother was charged with three counts of the same.

Mike Sorrentino also is accused of failing to file a tax return for 2011, when authorities claimed he earned nearly $2 million.

Both brothers face a maximum of five years in prison if convicted.

"According to the indictment, Michael and Marc Sorrentino filed false tax returns that incorrectly reported millions made from promotions and appearances," U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman told ABC station WABC in New York City at the time. "The brothers allegedly also claimed costly clothes and cars as business expenses and funneled company money into personal accounts. The law is absolutely clear: Telling the truth to the IRS is not optional."

Mike Sorrentino did not comment outside the courtroom after today's proceedings.