The former Jersey Shore star, aka "The Situation," and his older brother and manager Marc Sorrentino, have been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud, according to ABC News.
Mike and Marc are set to head to federal court this afternoon in Newark, N.J. to face an indictment that claims they didn't "properly pay" taxes on $8.9 million that the reality star earned doing promotional activities. Yikes!
The brothers have both been charged with one count each of conspiracy to defraud the United States. Mike was charged with two counts of filing false tax returns for 2010-2012 and Marc was charged with two. "The Situation" was also charged with failing to fie a tax return for 2011 when he reportedly earned $1,955,757.
To top that off, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman told WABC that Mike and Marc both allegedly claimed expensive clothes and cars as business expenses on their returns and put "company money" into personal accounts.
Marc's attorney, Christopher Adams, is fighting the charges, of course, calling them "fiction." He added that "It's unfortunate that the government is relying on the word of a disgraced accountant who is a proven liar. This is not a surprise. We have been showing the government for the better part of a year now the flaws in their theory and now we'll have to show the same to court."
Mike has yet to directly address the case on his social networking sites, opting instead to post motivational quotes Wednesday on Twitter and Instagram, one of which read, "to be old and wise you first have to be young and dumb."
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