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Court Orders Mike 'The Situation' To Stay Clean, Sober And Close By

The 'Jersey Shore' star has been released following his indictment.

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is free to G.T.L. another day -- that's "gym, tan, laundry" -- as long as he stays close to home. The "Jersey Shore" alumnus has been court-ordered to stay clean and sober and not leave New York or New Jersey until further notice.

The Sitch and his brother, Marc, were indicted for tax evasion, and they saw their day in court on Wednesday morning (September 24). They pleaded not guilty, according to NJ.com.

TMZ reports that a Newark federal judge has ordered the 32-year-old reality star, who was released on $250,000 bond, to maintain sobriety until his trial. He will be subject to random drug testing in the meantime, and has surrendered his passports. He is currently not permitted to leave the states of New Jersey and New York without first seeking approval.

Sorrentino's attorney told TMZ that the sobriety mandate was established due to Mike's past history with drug abuse -- he went to rehab in 2012 to treat an addiction to prescription painkillers.

As reported earlier today, authorities indicted the Sorrentino brothers on charges of filing false income tax returns from 2010 to 2012; Mike was indicted on two counts while Marc, who serves as his manager, was indicted on three. Both men were charged with one count of conspiracy.

"Michael and Marc Sorrentino filed false tax returns that incorrectly reported millions made from promotions and appearances," U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said. "The brothers allegedly also claimed costly clothes and cars as business expenses and funneled company money into personal accounts. The law is absolutely clear: telling the truth to the IRS is not optional."

Following his court date, the Situation tried to stay positive. He posted the following inspirational message on his personal Instagram account: "Life is like a camera. Focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things dont [sic] work out, just take another shot."