‘The Sopranos’ Anthony Borgese faces house arrest for extortion
“The Sopranos” star Anthony Borgese was sentenced to face six months of house arrest recently for extortion.
The actor, who is best known for his portrayal in the drama series, faces three years of imprisonement after he pleaded guilty of a extortion for enlisting an associate of Gambino crime family named Joseph Orlando. Borgese requested Orlando to collect $5,000 for him. According to investigations, Orlando got rid of the people involved who had a broken jaw and ribs after collecting the money from them. Borgese admitted that he had no idea that someone would get brutally attacked on the mentioned incident.
With his plead, Borgese’ original sentence was made lighter to house arrest and another two years of probation. He also has to complete sessions with youth groups as spokesperson to talk about the dangers of the life of a mob. Recently, Borgese already filmed a campaign about the said issue.
In an interview, the Sopranos star said that most of his roles portray a tough guy or a member of a gangster but he never wanted teenagers to idolize his character portrayals. He added that teenagers should not think that they become wise or are treated smart by breaking laws.
According to Attorney Evan Norris, what Borgese did was unsual; pleading guilty and turning his back against his mob life.
The 72 year old actor is known for his stage name as Tony Darrow who is famous for his mob role portrayals in movies like “Goodfellas”, “Analyze This”, and the decent documentary “Soprano State: New Jersey’s Culture of Corruption”.