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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 15, 2015

New Trial Date Set for Michael 'The Situation' Sorrentino and Marc Sorrentino

Brothers Indicted for Tax Crimes Involving $8.9 Million in Income

NEWARK, N.J. - A new trial date has been set for television personality Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino and his brother, Marc Sorrentino, on charges they did not properly pay taxes on $8.9 million in income Michael Sorrentino received from promotional activities, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton issued a complex case designation and a continuance order that sets the matter down for trial on Sept. 14, 2015. 

The Sorrentinos are charged with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States. Marc and Michael Sorrentino also are charged with three and two counts, respectively, of filing false tax returns for 2010 through 2012. Michael Sorrentino faces an additional count for allegedly failing to file a tax return for 2011. The original trial date was March 2, 2015.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan W. Romankow of the U.S. Attorney=s Office Criminal Division in Newark, and Trial Attorney Tino Lisella of the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

The charges and allegations contained in the indictment are merely accusations, and the defendants are considered innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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Defense counsel:
Michael Sorrentino: Richard Sapinski Esq., Newark
Marc Sorrentino: Chris Adams Esq., Colts Neck, N.J.

Sorrentino, Michael and Marc Continuance Order

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Updated August 18, 2015