Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Posted by THE CHRIST JAMES at 3:56 PM
He played a mobster on “The Sopranos,” and now a longtime character actor will come face to face with real-life justice.
Anthony Borgese, who uses the stage name “Tony Darrow,” is scheduled to plead guilty today to extortion charges in the savage beating of a man who owed money, according to court documents.
Borgese, who played Larry Boy Barese on the HBO mob drama and was featured in the movies “Goodfellas” and “Analyze This,” will be in Brooklyn federal court to admit his role in the attack, court documents say.
Borgese was indicted two years ago for the 2004 beating in upstate Monticello, in which several Gambino family enforcers allegedly left the victim with a broken jaw and ribs. On an FBI recording, one of the Gambino heavies is heard saying:
“So Tony [Borgese] meets them . . . shows them where the house is. They go to the house . . . the guy answers the door . . . they beat the living s–t out o