The Situation has pleaded not guilty to tax fraud. The former Jersey Shore star, real name (Michael Paul Sorrentino) and his brother Marc have denied that they did anything wrong today, October 23, 2014 in a Newark, New Jersey court. It had been reported that the brothers have allegedly conspired to not pay federal income tax owed on income earned for ”promotional activities” between the years of 2010 and 2012. Mike was also accused of another thing, failing to file a tax return in 2011 after earning $1.99 million that year.
However, the 32-year-old star reportedly allowed his brother to take control of all his business dealings but, while he doesn’t want to be convicted for a wrongdoing he doesn’t feel he has actually committed, he doesn’t want to make his brother a scapegoat.
October 6, 2014 had been the original scheduled date, however because of Jersey Shore’s filming it had been pushed back for two weeks. The brother’s fraud case trial will take place on December 2, 2014.