Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Befriended Fyre Fest Founder Billy McFarland in Prison
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is in the middle of serving an eight-month prison sentence after pleading guilty to one count of tax evasion
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino has made some (in)famous new friends in prison.
In a new interview on Wednesday’s episode of The Jenny McCarthy Show, Sorrentino’s friends and costars Pauly “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio and Vinny Guadagnino gave an update on the reality star’s time in jail.
Sorrentino, 36, is in the middle of serving an eight-month prison sentence after pleading guilty to one count of tax evasion.
“We talk to him every day,” Guadagnino, 31, said. “There’s an app where we can talk to him — he has a computer room that he goes to throughout the day. He sends me positive vibes. He gets me through my day, while he’s in prison.”
“He’s in such good spirits because he sees Lauren [Pesce, his wife] once a day, and he has so much to come home to … so he just wants to get it over with and do his time. He’s happy,” DelVecchio, 38, added.
When host Jenny McCarthy asked for more details on Sorrentino’s life inside the prison, Guadagnino revealed that his castmates become pals with Billy McFarland, who was sentenced to six years in prison after organizing the disastrous Fyre Festival.
“He is in there with the guy from the Fyre Festival,” Guadagnino said. “And he’s in there with the guy that leaked Jennifer Lawrence’s nudes, that hacked her phone.”
“They play Scrabble together!” DelVecchio added.
“Imagine what he’s learning in there from all these guys,” Guadagnino said.
“It’s like he’s in a senior home,” Polizzi, 31, told E! News. “He’s playing Bingo, he’s helping people recover in jail.”
“We all talk to him through an email, so I talk to him like once a week,” she continued. “He’s in the gym a lot, so he’s probably gonna come out ripped. You know, he’s not gonna be BDS anymore — Big Daddy Sitch — he’s [probably] gonna have his six-pack again. But he’s doing … he’s doing good in there.”
Sorrentino and his brother Marc were indicted in September 2014 for tax offenses and conspiring to defraud the United States after allegedly failing to properly pay taxes on $8.9 million in income from 2010 to 2012. In April 2017, both men were indicted on additional charges including tax evasion, structuring and falsifying records.
Sorrentino pled guilty to one count of tax evasion in January 2018, and his brother Marc pled guilty to one count of aiding in the preparation of a false and fraudulent tax return. In October 2018, Sorrentino was sentenced to eight months in prison and two years of supervised release, and Marc was sentenced to two years.
The reality star reported to the Otisville Federal Correctional Institution in Otisville, New York, on Jan. 15.