And the hits keep on coming. Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino has been charged with tax evasion in New Jersey and owes taxes on nearly $9 million earned, Us Weekly can confirm.
The Situation, 32, and his brother Marc have been named in a seven-count indictment, which was released on Wednesday, Sept. 24. Marc is charged with three counts and The Situation has been charged with two counts for filing false tax returns from 2010 through 2012.
"According to the indictment, Michael and Marc Sorrentino filed false tax returns that incorrectly reported millions made from promotions and appearances," U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman tells Us in a statement. "The brothers allegedly also claimed costly clothes and cars as business expenses and funneled company money into personal accounts. The law is absolutely clear: telling the truth to the IRS is not optional."
The Situation has had trouble with the law — and his family — since July. While taping their reality show The Sorrentinos on TVGN, the MTV star was arrested after getting into a physical altercation with his brother Frank at their family's tanning salon. (He would later admit his mother Linda was the one that hit him by accident when she tried to break up the fight.) In July, he was sentenced to 12 weeks of anger management because of the scuffle.