“Sopranos” Star Anthony Borgese Pleads Guilty To Extortion

February 10th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by GD  

By Madhuri Dey
alg_anthony_borgese1Feb 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Actor Anthony Borgese has pleaded guilty to taking part in a savage beating case bu goons that was intended to extract debt from a man. The 72-year-old veteran actor on Wednesday admitted that he had lent his support to a New York car dealer who wanted to extract money from a debtor. The victim’s name however remains unknown. From what has been reported by sources, it is clear that the “Sopranos” star was part of this scheme where the victim was beaten so ruthlessly that his ribs and jaws were broken in the incident.

The beating incident however is not a recent one. It dates back to 2004, when Anthony Borgese sought the help of mob enforcers from the notorious Gambino crime family for obtaining the money back from the man who lived near Monticello. According to sources, the actor admitted of having taken part in the conspiracy at a Brooklyn Federal Court. For being a part a part of a scheme involving notorious goons, the consequences are also going to be harsh. Anthony Borgese is expected to be spend between 33-41 months behind the bars. The sentence however has not been pronounced, and is expected to be done sometime in late summer.

The “Goodfellas” actor was indicted two years back for the 2004 beating case. It was truly a co-incidence when the actor who has played a Mafia character on the popular television show, himself came face to face with the law. The actor’s defense lawyer told the media that his client “did not lay a hand on anybody”. The whole day had indeed been very tough for him, for his family privacy and star image was something that bothered him.

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