NEWARK, N.J. - “Jersey Shore” star Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino and his brother pleaded not guilty Monday to additional tax fraud charges after federal prosecutors say they filed fake tax returns and claimed luxury car and clothing purchases were business expenses.
Michael and Marc Sorrentino entered their pleas during an arraignment in federal court in Newark.
“This is a complicated case — Michael is not a complicated person,” Michael Sorrentino’s attorney, Henry Klingeman, told reporters outside the courthouse after the hearing had concluded.
Marc Sorrentino’s attorney declined to comment on the proceedings.
In 2014, the brothers pleaded not guilty to charges they filed bogus tax returns on nearly $9 million and claimed millions in personal expenses as business expenses.