Mike Sorrentino, better known as “The Situation” from MTV’s hit reality series, Jersey Shore, has found himself a new attorney to handle his federal tax fraud case.
The new attorney is a Newark based lawyer named Henry Klingeman, who has stated that he is very much looking forward to assisting Sorrentino, as well as the entire court, move forward with this case.
Other Famous Clients
Sorrentino should be in very good hands with Henry Klingeman, and he should be able to do well with his tax fraud case by having this experienced lawyer at his side. In fact, Klingeman has worked with other famous reality stars in past. Former clients include Teresa Giudice, who is one of the stars of the hit Bravo reality show, The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Giudice is in prison now, serving time after she pleaded guilty to her own tax fraud and tax related charges alongside her husband.
The Case Against Sorrentino
Both Mike Sorrentino and his brother, Marc Sorrentino, have chosen to plead not guilty to the charges that have been filed against them. The charges state that these two individuals filed false tax returns on roughly $9 million, and that they claimed millions of dollars in business expenses, as well as personal expenses, along the way as well.
What Happened to Sorrentino’s First Attorney?
Many people wonder what happened to Sorrentino’s first attorney for the case, and why he made the switch to Klingeman. It turns out that his first lawyer actually withdrew himself from the case in August of 2015.
The reason that Sorrentino’s first lawyer ending up withdrawing from the case was because he was not getting paid by Sorrentino. Of course, this does not look good for Sorrentino, who is already being charged with failing to pay what he owed through his taxes.
By incorrectly and dishonestly filing their tax returns, the Sorrentino brothers have now landed themselves in hot water and find themselves battling a case that is taking quite a bit of time to settle. Had they simply been honest with their tax returns, there is no way that these charges would have been filed against them in the first place.