Well, I suppose this time, Dennis Farina (Detective Joe Fontana, Law & Order) wasn’t “authorized. “
As reported on my blog here on May 11, Dennis was caught with a handgun while boarding a flight at the LAX airport. Several sources have now reported that formal charges were made. Here’s the story from one of those sources, People Magazine:
Dennis Farina Formally Charged for Carrying Gun at LAX
By Ken Lee
Originally posted Wednesday June 04, 2008 06:00 PM EDT
Law & Order star Dennis Farina was formally charged Wednesday for carrying a loaded .22-caliber handgun in his briefcase through Los Angeles International Airport security, city prosecutors said.
Farina was charged with three misdemeanors: Carrying a concealed firearm, carrying a loaded weapon in public, and possession of a weapon in a secure area of an airport.
If convicted on all counts, Farina faces a maximum penalty of 30 months in jail, and $3,000 in fines.
Farina, 64, was arrested last month after airport screeners found the gun as he prepared to board a plane.
The actor was reportedly apologetic, explaining to airport police that he had forgotten the gun was there before he drove to L.A. from Arizona for a flight to Chicago.
A rep for the actor was not immediately available for comment.
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