Mike Sorrentino Prays For Leniency Ahead of Tax Fraud Sentencing

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Tonight, millions of Americans will tune in to see their favorite gang of guidos return to their original stomping ground as Jersey Shore Family Vacation relocates to Seaside Heights.

And tomorrow morning, one of those hard-partying fist-pumpers will go before a judge and learn his fate.

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino Image

Yes, as you may recall, Mike Sorrentino pled guilty to tax fraud back in January.

Under the terms of his plea deal, the Situation faces five years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines.

Sorrentino is due to be sentenced at 11:30 on Friday morning.

Snituation

Legal experts who have followed the case say it's unlikely that he'll receive the full five year maximum -- but he'll almost certainly do some jail time.

Back in February of 2014, Mike and his brother Marc were indicted for failing to pay taxes on $8.9 million in earnings.

They were accused of covering up their crimes by filing false tax returns in connection to Mike's business ventures.

Sitch-uation

Mike was hit with additional charges of tax evasion and structuring funds to avoid currency transaction reports in April of 2017.

He pled guilty to one such charge as part of his plea deal, with the understanding that doing so would likely land him behind bars.

Needless to say, Sorrentino has quite a bit working against him.

Da Sitch

But there's also a lot that might help him in the eyes of a sentencing judge.

Mike entered rehab and got sober back in 2015, and he got engaged to Lauren Pesce in April.

The Sitch has been on his best behavior on the current season of Shore, and you can bet his lawyers will remind the judge of the many ways in which he's turned his life around.

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino & Lauren Pesce

In the days leading up to his sentencing Mike, has celebrated his sobriety and prayed for a beneficial resolution to his legal woes.

"God grant me the serenity to stop beating myself up for not doing things perfectly," Sorrentino tweeted this week.

Sorrentino is due to marry Pesce in November, but no matter what happens tomorrow, he won't immediately be taken into custody, so prison shouldn't interfere with those plans.

Our thoughts go out to Mike and his family during this intensely stressful time.

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