Jersey Shore cast member Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino was indicted on tax fraud this week. Both Sorrentino and his brother/manager, Marc, allegedly filed false tax returns on close to $9 million in income from “promotional activities." The charges also allege the brothers deducted expensive clothes and cars as business expenses. In 2011, Sorrentino allegedly earned $2 million, but never filed a personal tax return. In total, the brothers are accused of failing to pay tax on nearly $9 million.
Currently, Sorrentino is out on $250,000 bail and is not allowed to leave New York or New Jersey without permission. The brothers' arraignment is set for October 6, 2014 in Newark Federal Court. Both could face jail time and heavy fines due to the seriousness of the charges.