Actor accepts plea deal

first_imgBig Pussy’s case is closed. “Sopranos” actor Vincent Pastore pleaded guilty Monday to attempting to assault a former girlfriend last spring. As part of the plea deal, Pastore will perform 70 hours of community service, attend six months of weekly anger-management therapy and pay a $190 fine. If convicted at trial, he could have been sentenced to as much as a year in jail. Pastore, 59, was accused of attacking Lisa Regina, 44, during an argument in Little Italy. Prosecutors said he punched her in the back of the head, grabbed her hair and forced her head down on a car’s gear shift. When the judge asked Monday whether he attempted to strike Regina, Pastore replied, “Yes, I did.” The actor, a Navy veteran, said he wanted to serve his community service at a Veterans Administration hospital in the Bronx neighborhood where he was born. Pastore’s attorney, Dominic Barbara, said his client had been receiving anger-management therapy for 10 months. Pastore played gangster Salvatore “Big Pussy” Bonpensiero, who was killed early in the series as payback for snitching on the mob. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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