Tweeting about it every step of the way, a polarizing reality television personality turned himself in today to begin an eight-month prison sentence. Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino was sentenced for tax evasion and will do his time at Otisville Federal Correctional Institution in New York.
Sorrentino is known for his appearances on “Jersey Shore.” His brother, Marc Sorrentino, was sentenced to two years behind bars.
E! News cites a rep for Mike Sorrentino saying he turne himself in today at 11:45 a.m. local time.
Sorrentino documented his last hours of freedom on social media, including doing an Instagram Live video.
“‘The comeback is always greater than the setback,’ he said as he rode in the car with his new wife Lauren Sorrentino,” E! News reports. “The supportive spouse joked she would save money on food while he was away and promised to get him a Funfetti cake upon his return. She also posted a tribute on Instagram.”
The report adds: “In addition to his sentence, Mike received two years of supervised release and 500 hours of community service. He was also hit with a $10,000 fine and $123,000 in restitution, which he has already paid.”