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Gomorrah actor sentenced to prison

Venosa, who played a mob boss in acclaimed crime movie Gomorrah, was arrested in 2008 after allegedly trying to collect a ‘mafia tax’ from businesses in the southern region of Campania, where the the film was shot.

On Tuesday (10Jul12) he was ordered to serve 13 years and 10 months behind bars for his connection to the plot, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The star has previously been convicted for his mafia links, and was sentenced to community service three years ago for drug trafficking.

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Venosa is the third actor from the film to be arrested for mafia activity; Salvatore Fabbricino and Bernardino Terracciano, who also portrayed gang members, have also been linked to the Naples Camorra.

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