Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Brother Marc Plead Not Guilty to Tax Fraud Charges

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Mike and Marc Sorrentino have been charged with tax fraud. David Becker/WireImage

He’s trying to handle the situation. Jersey Shore alum Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino pleaded not guilty to tax fraud on nearly $9 million earned on Thursday, Oct. 23. Sorrentino and his fiancee Lauren Pesce attended court together in Newark, N.J.

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In late September, the reality star, 32, and his brother Marc were both named in a seven-count indictment for filing false tax returns from 2010 through 2012. 

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Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and fiancee Lauren Pesce appear for Sorrentino’s arraignment on tax fraud charges at the Martin Luther King Building and U.S. Courthouse on October 23, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

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“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 told Us in a statement at the time. “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.”

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This isn’t the self-proclaimed Guido’s first run-in with the law. In July he was arrested after getting into a fight with his brother Frank at a tanning salon and sentenced to 12 weeks of anger management classes. 

The trial date for the brothers’ tax fraud case will be Dec. 2. 

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