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Jersey Shore's 'The Situation' indicted on tax charges

MTV's "Jersey Shore" star Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino and his brother were indicted Wednesday on charges of filing false tax returns involving $8.9 million income.

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Michael was charged with two counts and his brother Marc with three counts of filing false tax returns for 2010 through 2012, according to the Department of Justice. Michael Sorrentino was also accused of failing to file a tax return for 2011.

"The brothers allegedly also claimed costly clothes and cars as business expenses and funneled company money into personal accounts," U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman said. "The law is absolutely clear: Telling the truth to the IRS is not optional."

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Both brothers are expected to be arraigned on the indictment in Newark federal court on Oct. 6.

Television personality Mike Sorrentino on September 4, 2014 in New York City.
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Television personality Mike Sorrentino on September 4, 2014 in New York City.