The Situation Is Sober and Regretful Following Guilty Plea

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By TheBlast Staff on January 18, 2018 at 11:15 PM EST

The Situation is a changed man as he awaits sentencing in his tax fraud case and says he's been sober for the past two years.

In a statement to The Blast, Michael Sorrentino's attorneys say, "Today, Michael Sorrentino has come to terms with mistakes he made at a very different and tumultuous time in his life. He deeply regrets his failure to pay his taxes, and has spent the past several years turning his life into something positive."

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The statement continues, "He has been sober for two years, counseled other young people facing life’s stresses, and has built a stable, loving relationship with his girlfriend Lauren Pesce, who stands by his side. The plea terms call for a balance between punishing the wrong committed and conditions that facilitate Mike living a productive, law-abiding life moving forward. Following through on this plea agreement, Michael intends to pay restitution before sentencing."

They say in conclusion, "We hope that the Court will consider the totality of the circumstances, including Michael’s minor role in the offense, and impose a fair sentence. In the meantime, he will continue to entertain millions on 'Jersey Shore' and thanks everyone who has expressed support."

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Sorrentino pled guilty on Friday to a tax evasion charge and will be sentenced in April.

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