Federal authorities announced new indictments Friday against Jersey Shore star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and his brother, Marc Sorrentino, adding to charges filed against the siblings in September 2014, RadarOnline.com can reveal.
The filing charges the 34-year-old MTV alum with tax evasion and structuring funds to evade currency-transaction reports, while his manager sibling faces charges of falsifying records to obstruct a grand jury investigation.
According to U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick and Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg, the brothers created businesses to exploit the reality star’s sudden fame, and then falsified records to hide nearly $9 million in income.
Authorities allege that the pair filed false tax returns underreporting Mike’s net income, and disguised payments.
The feds outlined a pattern of evasion in which Mike deposited amounts less than $10,000 in different accounts to evade bank-reporting requirements. Marc stands indicted on charges that he falsified records — after he’d been served with a subpoena.
Michael faces up to 10 years for each conspiracy count, while the max on Marc’s obstruction count is 20 years.
The brothers are scheduled to be arraigned April 17 in the U.S. District Court in Newark, New Jersey.
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