Franza arrested over ‘benefits scam’

The Sopranos star is accused of claiming $12,946 (£8,091) in disability payments over 14 months from the Social Security Administration following a car crash in 2008.

But he allegedly failed to tell officials he was collecting $4,000 (£2,500) a month in benefits from his car insurance company – which made him ineligible for state help, according to the New York Daily News.

Franza was freed on $5,000 (£3,125) bail – but faces up to seven years in prison if convicted.