Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino sentenced to eight months in prison

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Jersey Shore star Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino has been sentenced to eight months in prison for tax evasion.

The 36-year-old reality star appeared in federal court in Newark, New Jersey, on Friday, receiving major support from his Jersey Shore co-stars.

He has already paid almost $124,000 in restitution and was fined an additional $10,000. Further charges were levied last year, leading to a guilty plea for one count of tax evasion in January of this year.

The brothers were charged back in 2014 with multiple tax offenses related to almost $9 million in income. His brother Marc was also sentenced to two years and fined $75,000 after falsifying records to obstruct a grand jury investigation.

Sorrentino posted on his Instagram tonight.

"I worked so hard to turn my life around and be the best person I can be".

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Kingeman said his client has worked diligently to overcome substance abuse in the time since his arrest. Sorrentino, 37, had asked for only probation.

They raked in an estimated $8.9 million between 2010 and 2012 from a range of product endorsements, appearance fees and other projects capitalizing on Sorrentino's wild popularity, according to the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey.

His brother got two years.

"With celebrity comes responsibility, " she told him. He was a cast member for all six seasons of Shore's original run, ending in 2012.

His "Jersey Shore" castmates were also there, including Vinny Guadagnino, Jenni "JWoww" Farley, Ronnie Margo-Ortiz, DJ Paulie D and Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, reported the Asbury Park Press.

Mike Sorrentino popularized the phrase "gym, tan, laundry" to describe the pre-party routine of cast members.

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