‘Jersey Shore’ Star, Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino Could Be Released from Prison Early
Many Jersey Shore fans have been following Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino’s legal situation. He is currently in prison, but he reportedly could be released early. Find out what would happen after an early release and more.
Mike Sorrentino was sentenced to eight months in prison for tax evasion
The Jersey Shore star pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion and was sentenced to eight months in prison. He will also have to serve 500 hours of community service, pay $123,913 in restitution and a fine of $10,000.
He reported to Otisville Federal Correctional Institution to serve his time. “I want to put this behind me and move forward. The comeback is always greater than the setback,” he said on his drive there on Instagram Live according to Radar Online. “The Situation will reveal himself in 2019. Currently under construction, but will be revealed. Under new management now.”
Sorrentino then added, “There is nothing more to say. Just take me to jail.”
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi said prison is like a senior home for him
He reportedly has been doing just fine in prison according to his co-stars. Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi gave an update on what he’s been doing inside.
“It’s like he’s in a senior home, he’s playing Bingo, he’s helping people recover in jail,” she told E! News. “We all talk to him through an email, so I talk to him like once a week. He’s in the gym a lot, so he’s probably gonna come out ripped. You know, he’s not gonna be BDS anymore–Big Daddy Sitch–he’s gonna have his, probably, six-pack again. But he’s doing…he’s doing good in there.”
Pauly D revealed how Sorrentino is doing while getting close to the end of his sentence. “I went to visit him and I thought they were going to basically strip-search me, but that wasn’t the case,” he said on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. “It was very laid-back. He’s happy, positive. He’s just so happy to get it over with and he just wants to come out. He sees [his wife] Lauren like, every week. He’s almost done.”
Sorrentino is serving time in the same prison as Billy McFarland of the Fyre Festival. The DJ said he spotted McFarland during his visit.
“I did. It was cool, he was with his family visiting,” he said. “We were visiting Mike, his family was visiting him. I was like, ‘This is so weird.’ We were at picnic tables outside. There were no bars! You picture jail bars and cells and guys with guns — they could have taken my phone, but I had my phone on me and everything.”
He reportedly will be released ‘any day now’
The reality star’s Sept. 13 release date is coming up, but he might be released before that. Dan Wise, a federal prison consultant revealed that he could be released “any day now” according to USA Today. If that happens he will be in living in a halfway house.
“There’s no partying, no drugs, nothing (at a halfway house) — he might be able to go home on weekends,” said Wise. The good news for Sorrentino is staying in the halfway house wouldn’t extend beyond his Sept. 13 release date. He will then have 24 months of probation.
Jersey Shore: Family Vacation has since returned and is showing the months leading up to his prison sentence. Fans will have to keep an eye out for possible news of his release.