Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino sentenced to prison for tax evasion

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"The Situation" is going from the "Jersey Shore" house to a jail cell.

The Situation's legal, well, situation has finally come to a close, as the Jersey Shore star has been sentenced to eight months in prison for tax evasion.

The TV personality appeared in New Jersey federal court Friday to receive his sentencing, which includes two years of supervised release.

"Today I live my life with integrity", he said.

In April, Sorrentino announced he was engaged to Lauren Pesce.

The rest of the crew - Jenni "JWoww" Farley, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Ronnie Magro, Vinny Guadagnino, Deena Cortese, Angelina Pivarnick, and Pauly "Pauly D" DelVecchio - were at the courthouse to watch the sentencing go down. He returned for the program reboot, "Jersey Shore: Family Vacation", now in its second season.

The self-proclaimed "guido" became a fan favorite as he lived by the GTL code of "gym-tan-laundry" in a communal beach house decked out with "Scarface" movie posters and its famous mallard duck telephone. Marc Sorrentino pleaded guilty to one count of assisting in the preparation of a false return. Sorrentino reportedly paid no taxes in 2011, despite making somewhere around $2 million.

His brother got two years. They were charged back in 2014. At the time, authorities said the duo created businesses such as Situation Nation Inc.to exploit Michael's celebrity status during his heyday.

Court papers show Mike Sorrentino made $1,500 to $48,000 per public appearance at nightclubs, bars and liquor stores during the peak of the hit MTV series.

The Sorrentino brothers were also accused of underreporting their earnings and allocating business funds for personal items.

His brother, Marc Sorrentino, was also sentenced on Friday. They were charged in 2014 with tax offences related to almost US$9 million (NZ$14m) in income.

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