In a Newark courtroom today, the 36-year-old reality star was sentenced to eight months in a correctional facility, and two years supervised release.
He must take one drug test 15 days after his prison release, and two more drug tests in subsequent months.
Sorrentino has to complete 500 hours community service, and may have to complete drug testing and mental health or addiction treatment.
He was ordered to pay $123,913 in restitution, but the court said the full amount had already been paid.
Sorrentino, who celebrated two years clean and sober earlier this year, will likely turn himself in just days after his wedding to fiancée Lauren Pesce, 33, who attended the sentencing by his side.
The pair is tying the knot the first week of November in their native New Jersey, a source previously told Radar. Looks like there will be no time for a honeymoon!
His reality TV costars Jenni "JWOWW" Farley, Vinny Guadagnino, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Deena Cortese, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, and Paul "Pauly D" DelVecchio all attended the October 5 hearing in support.
Sorrentino’s legal troubles began in September 2014, when the federal government accused him and his brother, Marc, of failing to pay taxes on a whopping $8.9 million in income.
“Michael and Marc Sorrentino filed false tax returns that incorrectly reported millions made from promotions and appearances,” U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman told New York City’s WABC 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.”
Then in April 2017, he was hit with more charges of tax evasion and structuring funds to evade currency-transaction reports.
Sorrentino pleaded guilty to the charges earlier this year.
As Radar previously reported, his brother was sentenced to 24 months in prison earlier this afternoon.
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