"Jersey Shore" star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is scheduled to report a federal prison in Otisville, New York on Tuesday.
The federal prison, located in Orange County, New York, is 123 miles from the home of Sorrentino, approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes by car. On Monday evening, on the eve of his voluntary surrender, Sorrentino tweeted his new address for those who want to send him letters.
In October, Sorrentino, 37, was sentenced to eight months in prison, barely a decade after he rose to fame on the MTV reality series, which was filmed in Seaside Heights and debuted in 2009.
Sorrentino pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion in January 2018. In Newark federal court, Sorrentino said he did not pay the full amount of taxes owed by 2011. Sorrentino, who admitted to having made multiple deposits of $ 10,000 to evade detection by the Internal Revenue Service, he was ordered to pay $ 123,000 in restitution.
According to one accusation, from 2010 to 2012, Sorrentino and his older brother, Marc, earned approximately $ 8.9 million. Prosecutors said the money came from appearances at Mike's club and on television, as well as agreements and backup products that the brothers sold with the force of Mike's fame.
In his online store, Sorrentino has been selling "Free Sitch" shirts with his image and the colors of the Italian flag for $ 24.99.
Although the original "Jersey Shore" career ended in 2012, Sorrentino can be seen in the rebirth of the MTV series, "Jersey Shore Family Vacation," which debuted in April 2018 and filmed its most recent season in Mbadapan. The program is the No. 1 series without cable script in the demographic group from 18 to 49 years old.
Sorrentino was born on Staten Island and grew up in Monmouth County, graduating from Mbadapan High School. He was thrown on "Jersey Shore" while pursuing a fitness model career in his 20s. His nickname "Situation" referred to his washboard abs, which he owed to his daily trips to the first part of the sacred triumvirate "Jersey Shore": "gym, tanning, laundry" or "GTL".
Sorrentino once struggled with an addiction to prescription painkillers. He is now an advocate for those who face addiction, working with the Discovery Institute, a rehabilitation center in Marlboro where he previously sought treatment for his addiction. Sorrentino had been celebrating three years of sobriety when he married his girlfriend Lauren Pesce (now Lauren Pesce Sorrentino) in November at the Legacy Castle in Pompton Plains. He proposed on Valentine's Day during the first season of "Jersey Shore Family Vacation" in Miami, although his legal problems disrupted his initial plans for a destination wedding in Italy.
"We are very happy to leave this behind," Sorrentino said in an Instagram post-sentencing post. "Thank you very much for all the love and support."
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The couple spent their honeymoon in December at the Miraval resort in Tucson, Arizona. Pesce and Sorrentino have talked about forming a family. On January 11, they released the first installment on their YouTube channel of Sorrentinos, in which they tell the story of how they met, in a math clbad at the community college (they later split up when Sorrentino joined the cast of " Jersey Shore "). On January 10, the couple celebrated the 34th birthday of Pesce.
In 2014, Sorrentino turned his fame of "Jersey Shore" into "The Sorrentinos", a reality show he presented to his family and aired for a season on what was then the TV Guide Network. In October, Marc Sorrentino, who appeared on the show as manager of the family tanning business, Boca Tanning Club of Middletown, was sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to having helped prepare false tax returns on income earned in 2010, 2011 and 2012. The elderly Sorrentino, who works as a real estate agent, also reports to jail. On Monday, he tweeted the location of his incarceration – Fort Dix.
The young Sorrentino agreed to attend a 12-week anger management program at a Middletown Municipal Court hearing after a fight in 2014 with Marc in the tanning salon.
In "Jersey Shore Family Vacation", the pending judgment of the situation at that moment made him the target of the jokes of his co-stars.
Sorrentino's castmates appeared in federal court in Newark before his sentencing when the cameras shot for MTV. The drama surrounding Sorrentino's legal problems will likely continue to be an argument in the upcoming season of "Jersey Shore Family Vacation."