Jersey Shore star Michael Situentino was released from prison Thursday after serving time with tax evasion.
Sorrentino, 37, was released from the federal prison in Otisville, New York, on Thursday morning and driven out in a black SUV.
"We are thrilled to finally close this chapter of our lives. Thanks to our family, friends and fans for the continued love and support during this time, it has brought us so much peace and comfort, "a reality TV spokesman said in a statement.
Sorrentino was sentenced to eight months in prison in October. after pleading guilty to one tax evasion charge in January 201
Sorrentino was also sentenced to two years supervisory release He also paid $ 123,000 in restitution, federal prosecutors said, and did not immediately start jail when he was sentenced, but arranged for the date to be handed over to federal authorities.
His brother Mark Sorrentino was sentenced to two years in prison for his role in fraud, and pleaded guilty to one count of aiding in filing a fraudulent tax return.
Michael Sorrentino jumped to fame in 2009 after being aired in a reality series on MTV Jersey Shore.
On the show a group of young men participated. and women living in a house in Seaside, New Jersey while working at a local T-shirt printing business.
Among the allegations against Sorrentino is that he is taking steps to conceal his income from full taxation, and that he has made cash deposits of less than $ 10,000 in bank accounts in an attempt to hide these deposits from the IRS.
The entire cast of Jersey Shore went to Sorrentino's sentence in support. In his sentence, Sorrentino told the judge he was trying to overcome years of drug and alcohol abuse, the Associated Press reported.
CORRECTION (September 11, 2019, 11:05 AM ET) And a previous version of this article misled the age of Jersey Shore star Mike Sorrentino. He is 37, not 38.