A former cast member of MTV’s reality show “Jersey Shore” is due back in court to face federal tax charges.
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino was scheduled to be arraigned on federal conspiracy and tax fraud counts Monday.
A federal grand jury alleges identity fraud with an ugly twist, and US attorney Zane Memeger calls the allegations “truly despicable.”
Company owners and managers have pleaded guilty to a massive, decades-long tax fraud scheme, and this week they were being sentenced.
Uri Jacobson, 42, pleaded guilty to paying employees under the table and filing false tax returns, and now must pay $1.2 million in back taxes and interest in addition to serving 2½ years in prison.
Shawn Sisco, 48, was indicted by a grand jury on 31 counts of fraud and related charges for allegedly preparing tax returns with inflated deductions.
A 10 year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department and his brother have been charged with tax fraud, conspiracy, and the prosecution wants the defendant’s held pending trial based on concerns for the safety of witnesses.
The federal indictment just unsealed charges 34-year-old Patricia Fountain, who works for the IRS, and 39-year-old Larry Ishmael with defrauding the US government.
Now, the 37-year-old entertainer born Dwight Grant is owning up to his obligations, according to his defense lawyer, Fortunato Perri Jr.