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NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 23: Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and fiancee Lauren Pesce appear for Sorrentino's arraignment on tax fraud charges at the Martin Luther King Building and U.S. Courthouse on October 23, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is a free man. The Jersey Shore cast member was released from prison on Thursday morning. He’s been in federal prison since January on tax evasion charges.

Sitch and his wife Lauren said in a statement, “We are elated to finally close this chapter of our life. Thank you to our family, friends, and fans for the continuous love and support during this time.  It brought us so much peace and comfort. We look forward to continuing our life as husband and wife and working on baby situations.”