Jersey Shore" star Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino and his brother were hit with additional tax fraud charges on Friday after federal prosecutors say they filed fake tax returns and claimed luxury car and clothing purchases were business expenses.
Federal prosecutors said Friday that Michael Sorrentino was indicted on charges including tax evasion, structuring bank deposits to avoid reporting requirements and falsifying records. Marc Sorrentino was charged with falsifying records to obstruct a grand jury investigation.
They previously pleaded not guilty to charges in 2014 alleging that they filed bogus tax returns on nearly $9 million and claimed millions in personal expenses, including luxury cars and clothes, as business expenses.
Michael Sorrentino's attorney Henry Klingeman said his client will enter a not guilty plea when they brothers appear in court April 17 and will "vigorously contest the allegations in court."