Actor Frank Sivero has filed a lawsuit against a California deli owner for allegedly using his picture to promote a sandwich. The Goodfellas star visited Deli Belly in El Cajon in March (14), when he posed for photographs with fans.
Sivero claims the owner used one of the snaps on his website to promote a sandwich named after his character Frankie Carbony in the 1990 film.
The deli owner has yet to respond to the suit, but has reportedly stopped using the picture, according to TMZ.com.
Goodfellas actor Frank Sivero was released from prison on Friday (13Jun14) after serving just three days behind bars for a weapons charge. The actor, famous for his mobster roles, was arrested in the lobby of an apartment complex in North Hollywood in March (14) after cops randomly searched him and found a firearm in his jacket pocket.
He was sentenced to 90 days behind bars on Wednesday (11Jun14) as part of a plea deal, but was released after three days, reports TMZ.com. He was also given three days credit for time served in March.
According to legal documents obtained by website editors, he is banned from carrying a gun for the next 36 months and has been ordered to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings for 26 weeks. He was also fined $220 (£137).
Goodfellas actor Frank Sivero is facing a possible gun possession charge after he was arrested for carrying a loaded weapon in public last week (ends21Mar14). The movie mobster was escorting a female friend out of a North Hollywood apartment building in the early hours of 17 March (14) when police officers, who happened to be in the lobby, stopped and searched him.
They found a .38 special in his jacket pocket and took him into custody.
Sivero tells TMZ.com he spent a few days behind bars before being released.