Prosecutors said Sorrentino concealed his cash income by making multiple cash deposits in a single day in amounts less than $10,000 to evade his banks' reporting requirements.
Klingeman added that Sorrentino "righted his life", referring to the 36-year-old getting sober after battling with substance abuse.
The Situation should trade in his muscle shirts for a prison jumpsuit or avoid serving time altogether, according to dueling pre-sentencing submissions in the "Jersey Shore" actor's federal tax case.
The rest of the crew - Jenni "JWoww" Farley, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Ronnie Magro, Vinny Guadagnino, Deena Cortese, Angelina Pivarnick, and Pauly "Pauly D" DelVecchio - were at the courthouse to watch the sentencing go down.
The attorney said he asked the judge to allow Sorrentino another 30 to 60 days before he surrenders to authorities so he can marry his fiancee, Lauren Pesce.
"This was a deliberate course of criminal conduct with a blatant disregard for the law, " Assistant US Attorney Yael Epstein told the court. "We all have to". The series ran for six seasons, ending in late 2012.
Republican former Governor Chris Christie criticised the show for promoting stereotypes. As the world remembers, the entire Jersey Shore cast was earning hefty paychecks shortly after the show premiered on December 3, 2009.