Mike The Situation Due In Court today at Middletown Municipal Court to resolve a simple assault charge he faced over a summer scuffle with his brother Frank at their family tanning salon.
If you remember the former Jersey Shore star was ARRESTED back in July after he and his brother got into a throw down fight at Boca Tanning Club on June 17. Following his arrest Sorrentino agreed to attend a private 12-week anger management program to have the charge downgraded to a lesser violation.
CelebNMusic247.com previously reported that Mike Sorrentino, 32, was charged with simple assault and released after posting $500 bail. The dispute came just two weeks after several employees at the salon filed police reports claiming their paychecks had bounced. The Sorrentinos paid the employees, each of whom was owed between $100 and $200, in time to avoid criminal complaints being filed, according to Middletown Police Det. Lt. Stephen Dollinger.
That was only the beginning of a string of legal troubles for Sorrentino, who recently reached a settlement with a former attorney who alleged the reality TV star owed his firm more than $30,000 in legal fees.
So to get this straight for anyone reading this – Mike got in a fight with Frank and the was charged with tax fraud with his brother Marc. Way to take down both of you kin Mike. Good going.
Then in September The Situation was charged Mike and his brother Marc with conspiring to defraud the U.S. and filing false tax returns for the years 2010 through 2012. Apparently, Sorrentino and Marc did not properly pay taxes on $8.9 million in income the “Jersey Shore” alum earned through promotional activities and endorsements, according to federal prosecutor.
Since then, the brothers pleaded not guilty last week at their arraignment in U.S. District Court to the charges and a trial date has been set for Dec. 2. – But that’s NOT all, also in September Mike was asked to lay off the booze and to get his life in order. Currently Mike is free on $250,000 bail, but he MUST abstain from alcohol and restrict his travel to New Jersey and New York, according to the conditions of his bail.
Which brings us to Today, as Mike The Situation is due in court today to prove completion of anger management program.
Luckily for The Sitch a federal judge delayed last week’s arraignment by two weeks so Sorrentino and his fiancée, Lauren Pesce, could film the WE tv reality series “Marriage Boot Camp” which they’re filming in LA from Oct. 5 to 19.
We will keep you posted on The Situation and his legal drama….