11:48 A.M. PDT -- Mike and Marc Sorrentino just walked out of court ... both were released on $250K bond. Their lawyers say the brothers are not guilty. They'll be arraigned Oct. 6th.
The Situation has just been charged with the crime of tax evasion in New Jersey ... TMZ has learned.
According to the indictment ... obtained by TMZ ... the U.S. Attorney in NJ claims Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino did not pay his full tax bill on $8.9 million in earnings. In fact, prosecutors claim he intentionally filed fraudulent returns in order to make it appear he was square with the IRS.
The Situation's brother, Marc, was also charged with conspiracy to commit tax fraud.
Both the Situation and his brother are expected to surrender to federal authorities Wednesday. Sitch is facing a maximum sentence of TWELVE years in the federal pen.
He posted this on Instagram 30 minutes ago: "to be old and wise you must first be young and dumb."
I Cut My Famous Hair
8/11/2014 10:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Pauly D cut what made him famous from his life -- his hair.
We got hold of the pic and figured it was worth seeing ... and judging.
12 Weeks Anger Management
7/28/2014 9:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The Situation just accepted a plea deal for 12 weeks of anger management following his arrest for assaulting his brother last month ... TMZ has learned.
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino has been incentivized ... if he completes the program to the judge's satisfaction ... the assault charge will be reduced to a petty crime - disorderly conduct.
The plea deal was unveiled this morning in court in Middletown, NJ. Sitch was with Frank ... the brother he punched in their tanning salon ... and told us he's not looking forward to anger management, but admits he could probably use it.
Sitch's attorney Edward Fradkin says the anger counseling will be done on a one-on-one basis.
GTL and AM.
Brings Home Baby
And Breast Friend
7/16/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Two days after giving birth ... Jwoww arrived home from the hospital Tuesday carrying her precious cargo -- but she let her fiance carry the baby.
Jwoww held tight to her breast-feeding pillow ... while fiance Roger Mathews toted their newborn daughter, Meilani, in a baby carrier.
They were greeted by "Jersey Shore" co-star Snooki ... who's preggo with her 2nd bambino.
Nice balloons, Snook.
My Baby's Name Is ...
7/13/2014 1:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jwoww's stubborn baby is now officially here ... one day after inducing labor, she gave birth Sunday to a baby whose name you'd probably hear at the shore ... but not the Jersey Shore.
Jwoww and fiance Roger Mathews named their daughter Meilani Alexandra Mathews ... the guidette weighed 7lbs, 13 ounces.
As we previously reported, some members of the reality star's family and friends flew out to Jersey for the occasion.
No word on whether any of her co-stars were on hand for the birth.
'Jersey Shore' Ronnie
Jwoww's Labor Induced
7/13/2014 7:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
It's only a matter of time now before Jwoww pushes a miniature guidette out of her lady parts ... at least according to "Jersey Shore" star Ronnie Magro.
Ronnie was leaving Boa with a friend Saturday night when he not only confirmed Jwoww's labor has been induced ... but the reality star also gave us props for being the first to report the news.
Our camera guy tries to come up with a possible name for the new baby ... but things get awkward.
Get This Baby Out of My Belly
7/12/2014 3:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jwoww is tired of waiting for her baby to pop out ... so the reality star made plans to induce labor.
Sources close to Jwoww tell us the 28-year old recently put the word out to her inner circle ... letting them know she'd squeeze her baby girl out this weekend -- artificially stimulated or not.
We're told some of her friends and fam rushed to Jersey to support the mom-to-be and fiance Roger Mathews ... and now everyone is patiently waiting to see what happens.
Our sources say it doesn't look like MTV cameras will film the actual birth.
Jersey Shorts Lawyer for $29K
... Lawyer Sues
7/10/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The Situation is in the worst kind of legal trouble -- the kind where his lawyer can't help, because his lawyer is the one who's suing him ... for 4 years of unpaid legal bills.
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and his brother Marc Sorrentino owe long-time attorney Richard Wolfe $29,000 in legal fees from 2009-13 ... according to the lawsuit filed by Wolfe, and obtained by TMZ.
In the suit, Wolfe says the bros did knock $10,000 of their tab -- but also made failed attempts to pay ... including a cancelled $2,000 check, and a bounced $2,000 check.
He now wants damages for the bad checks, on top of the $29K.
As we first told you ... Mike's tanning salon employees accused him of bouncing their paychecks last month, and he got arrested for fighting his other brother.
So, yeah ... paying legal bills would be beneficial for this guy.
I Smell Victory
In Perfume Lawsuit
6/19/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Snooki just regained a cents of smell ... because a rival company has been ordered to stop peddling a knock-off version of her signature perfume, "Snooki."
A judge ruled Excell Brands cannot use Snooki's face or likeness to sell their "Snazzy" fragrance, according to court docs obtained by TMZ. Her real name -- Nicole Polizzi -- is also off limits now for marketing and packaging.
We broke the story ... Snooki sued for $2.4 million over the company describing the fragrance as "our version of Snooki by Nicole Polizzi."
The judge has yet to decide how much cash Snooks will get -- but the smell is all hers.
The Situation Arrest
'They Were Bouncing Off the Wall'
6/18/2014 12:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A customer at The Situation's tanning salon had to call 911 when Sitch and his brother Frank came to blows ... this according to the 911 call obtained by TMZ.
As TMZ first reported, Sitch was arrested on Tuesday in Middletown, NJ after he fought with his brother Frank inside Boca Tanning Salon.
In the tape, the woman ran out of the store to call police after seeing the brothers begin to come to blows. She tells the dispatcher she ran next door to the UPS Store, where a worker there said she could also hear the Sorrentino brothers "bouncing off the walls."
Mike posted $500 bail and explained afterward the scuffle was over how to run the business.
After Arrest in Tanning Salon Brawl
6/17/2014 12:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The Situation got 2 things today ... arrested and what's gonna be a nasty black eye -- both after brawling with his brother in the tanning salon they co-own ... TMZ has learned.
Mike "Situation" Sorrentino was busted at Boca Tanning Salon in Middletown, NJ ... according to law enforcement sources.
We're told cops got a 911 call reporting a "fist fight" inside the salon ... and when officers arrived -- Sitch was arrested, and eventually booked for simple assault. He posted $500 bail ... and on the way out he explained he and his bro, Frank were scrapping over how to run the business.
We broke the story ... just last week salon employees called cops when their paychecks bounced. Sounds like that mess led to today's fight.
Situation makes it sound like he got the best of Frank in the fight ... despite his shiner, but on a related note -- check out the guns on Sitch.
He's doing a lot more G than TL lately ... or something like that.
Tanning Salon Workers Get Stiffed ...
6/11/2014 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is already having money problems with his new tanning salon ... his employees had to call the cops to get paid.
A rep for the Middletown Police Department tells TMZ ... 4 employees from Boca Tanning Club in Middletown, NJ filed a police report claiming their paychecks had bounced all over town.
According to the police, each employee was owed between $100-$200.
We're told cops spoke with Sitch's brother Frank, and told him criminal charges could be filed. The employees received their full paychecks pronto.
Sources close to The Situation tell TMZ ... he was surprised to hear the employees took their complaints to the police since the payroll problem only lasted a few days. He says it was just an innocent mixup because the store changed payroll companies.
2/22/2014 7:12 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Snooki is plumping up again ... but not 'cause she's eating too much -- the "Jersey Shore" store is having another baby!
Snooks is reportedly a few months pregnant but is keeping things under wraps so it doesn't torpedo some lucrative appearances she has lined up -- according to Page Six.
Sources close to the couple told TMZ a similar story this week ... but we got radio silence from her camp.
Great timing ... Snooki just penned a book called "Baby Bumps" about her first pregnancy in 2012.