Michael 'The Situation' Sorrentino faces up to 5 years in prison for tax evasion

The reality star faces up to five years in prison.
2:11 | 01/19/18

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Transcript for Michael 'The Situation' Sorrentino faces up to 5 years in prison for tax evasion
Pleaded guilty today former Jersey Shore reality star purity in federal court with his brought Arab both of them facing possible prison time. For tax crimes New Jersey reporter Anthony Johnson is live this afternoon in Newark with details on just how much time they could spin behind lives. Anthony. While the drama began about three years ago the situation was in court he did plead guilty to one count. Tax division is attorney. When he came out in the case was all over you spoke to the media. He says he hopes that the judge in this case we'll give this situation a break when it comes to jail time now the situation set out a message this afternoon to fans. On against a Graham not long after leaving the courtroom saying. Let the fist pumping began. That came after he pleaded guilty to failing to pay income taxes on money earned from 2010 through 2012. Michael sorry to now known as the situation from the show Jersey Shore and his brother mark were accused of failing to report some nine million dollars and and come. And we'll have to pay more than 123000. Dollars in restitution. Sergeant Allen answered all the questions posed by judge Whittington in the court. He left with his girlfriend by his side. As an attorney expressed the state manner rather issued a statement. And express hopes that as a result of the plea the situation. Will not be sent to jail. This sentencing guidelines in the case allow the judge to. Impose a sentence that does not involve prison. And it's our hope that she will do that that she will not impose a sentence that involves prison typically a defendant. Who has this type of our plea agreement does not go to prison. And we're hoping Mike is on exception to that. And the situation is expected to be back in court where there's lawyer on April 25 that. Sentencing is expected to take place at 3 PM in the afternoon in the meantime. Michael Sorin Tino is now allowed to go down to Miami where there's going to be a reunion of the cast from Jersey Shore. That's the latest live from Newark, New Jersey Anthony Johnson channel seven Eyewitness News.

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