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Jersey Shore’s Michael Sorrentino to Be Released From Prison

Michael Sorrentino

OTISVILLE, New York — “Jersey Shore” star Michael Sorrentino will soon be free to GTL!

Mike Sorrentino, more commonly known as “The Situation,” will be released from federal prison in Otisville, New York Thursday after serving eight months on a tax evasion conviction. The reality TV star and his brother Marc pleaded guilty in January 2018 after being charged in 2014 with multiple tax offenses related to nearly $9 million in income.

“We are elated to finally close this chapter of our life,” Sorrentino said in a statement to E! News. “Thank you to our family, friends and fans for the continuous love and support during this time, it brought us so much peace and comfort. We look forward to continuing our life as husband and wife and working on baby situations! We truly believe that the comeback is ALWAYS greater than the setback and we can’t wait to show the world ours.”

Mike Sorrentino was sentenced to two years of supervised release, 500 hours of community service and a $10,000 fine. He also paid $123,000 in restitution, federal prosecutors have said. He did not immediately start the prison term when he was sentenced but arranged for a surrender date with federal authorities.

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Marc was sentenced to two years in prison.

Michael Sorrentino appeared on all six seasons of the show that ran from 2009 to 2012 and followed the lives of rowdy housemates in the New Jersey town of Seaside Heights.

He and other cast members reunited last spring for “Jersey Shore Family Vacation.”

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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