Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino sentenced to 8 months for tax evasion

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A federal judge pronounced the sentence Friday for the "Jersey Shore" star, whose real name is Michael Sorrentino, shortly after his brother Marc received a two-year sentence on the same charge. He was sentenced to two years in prison on Friday. Marc Sorrentino pleaded guilty to one count of assisting in the preparation of a false return.

Pauly D, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Jenni "JWoww" Farley, Vinny Guadagnino, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, and Deena Cortese all dressed in black to accompany the 36-year-old to court.

Sorrentino's attorney had pressed for no jail time, arguing that Sorrentino, 37, played a minor role in how his taxes were prepared and was suffering at the time from addiction to painkillers.

But Sorrentino, 37, had hoped for probation when he entered his plea under a deal that ditched a raft of other charges.

Despite these legal hiccups, The Situation managed to appear on both seasons of MTV's recent Jersey Shore reboot, Jersey Shore: Family Vacation.

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Michael Sorrentino admitted that in tax year 2011, he earned taxable income, including some that was paid in cash, and that he took certain actions to hide some of his income to avoid paying the full amount of taxes he owed. "Part of the cost of making money is you have to pay taxes".

The brothers were first indicted in 2014.

He has paid restitution in the amount of $123,913 already.

In January, the brash-talking gym rat - who is now sober after struggling with drug and alcohol abuse in the past - pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion.

Sorrentino starred on the MTV series from 2009 to 2012.

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