Jersey Shore star pleads not guilty in tax case

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April 18, 2017

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY. (AP):

Jersey Shore star Michael 'The Situation' Sorrentino and his brother pleaded not guilty on Monday to additional tax fraud charges after federal prosecutors say they filed fake tax returns and claimed luxury car and clothing purchases were business expenses.

Michael and Marc Sorrentino entered their pleas during an arraignment in federal court in Newark.

In 2014, the brothers pleaded not guilty to charges they filed bogus tax returns on nearly $9 million and claimed millions in personal expenses as business expenses.

Michael Sorrentino was indicted this month on charges including tax evasion, structuring bank deposits to avoid reporting requirements and falsifying records. Marc Sorrentino was charged with falsifying records to obstruct a grand jury investigation.