Turns out even "The Situation" has to pay the piper.
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, best known for his 2009-2012 run on Jersey Shore, and soon to be seen on Marriage Boot Camp: Family Edition, got indicted on Friday along with his brother and Marriage Boot Camp co-star Marc. The two were already facing tax and conspiracy charges dating from 2014. These new ones (tax evasion and structuring charges for Mike, falsifying records to obstruct a grand jury investigation for Marc) will be added to the previous ones they were facing in federal court, the Department of Justice announced.
The Sorrentino brothers' problems date back to a ton of money they reportedly earned between 2010 and 2012—about $8.9 million. What happened after that is a tale as old as time, or at least as old as reality television stardom. According to the indictment(s), the brothers created a bunch of businesses and overstated deductions while understating the income. They also allegedly used business money for personal items like clothing and cars.
In another shady bit of business, Mike supposedly made a bunch of cash deposits on the same day, all just below $10,000, the figure at which they would have to be reported by the bank.
The brothers are facing a ton of jail time if convicted—between three and ten years for each of the counts.