Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino has been released from prison after serving eight months for tax evasion, according to legal records from the Federal Bureau of Prisons, reported FOX News.
Sorrentino, who starred on ‘Jersey Shore’, a popular TV show that aired on MTV, has returned home after serving 8 months in the Otisville Correctional Facility in New York.
The 37-year-old and his bother, Marc, were charged in 2014 with conspiring to defraud the United States after failing to pay taxes on approximately $9 million in income.
In 2017, Michael was also charged with tax evasion and structuring funds to evade currency transaction reports, and Marc was charged with falsifying records to obstruct a grand jury investigation.
Sorrentino told the judge he was overcoming long-term alcohol and drug abuse.
According to People Magazine, Sorrentino plead guilty to tax evasion in January of last year, Marc pleaded guilty to aiding in the falsification of a fraudulent tax return.
Upon release, Sorrentino is required to complete 500 hours of community service and must pay an additional $123,913 in restitution, along with a $10,000 fine.
One month after sentencing, Sorrentino married Lauren Pesce, who’s said to be his college sweetheart.
Last spring, he and other cast mates reunited for “Jersey Shore Family Vacation,” reported ABC7.
In an interview with People Now, the cast shared their thoughts on Sorrentino’s current predicament and plans following his release.
“The only thing that upsets him — it’s not about himself, it’s about Lauren,” said Jersey Shore cast mate Vinny Guadagnino.
“He just cares about her. He’s like, ‘I’m good,’ but he cares about her being alone. But she’s doing good and she holds him down in there. They talk every day, she visits him every week.”
Cast member Jenni “JWoww” Farley said in an interview that Sorrentino was doing great and remaining “so positive.”
“You know, you have to look up to him,” she said. “He’ll email me back and he’s like, ‘What’s up, little sis?’ And I’m just like, ‘How are you this positive in the situation that you’re in?’ But he is.”
Another cast member, Pauly “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio, said that upon his release, Sorrentino “wants to do a fast food tour.”
“And I want to throw big party for him with everybody,” DelVecchio added.
Guadagnino went on to say, “he probably just wants his bed and his dog and his girl right in the beginning, and then we can party.”