"Sopranos" Actor to Plead Guilty to Extortion Charges

TV mobster indicted in 2004 beating of debtor

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    NEW YORK - OCTOBER 18: Actor Tony Darrow attends the premiere of "The Soprano State" at Ziegfeld Theatre on October 18, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)

    Fuggetaboutit. Or don't.

    An actor who played a mobster on the hit HBO series "The Sopranos" won't be able to tie a cement boot to evidence of his real-life crimes and dump them in the ocean. 

    Anthony Borgese is slated to plead guilty in Brooklyn Federal Court today to extortion charges in connection with the vicious beating of one of his debtors, court documents said.

    The Brooklyn-born Borgese, who uses the alias "Tony Darrow" on stage, played Larry Boy Barese in roughly 14 episodes of the "The Sopranos" and also has had roles in "Goodfellas," "Analyze This," mob movie "Mickey Blue Eyes" and NBC series "Law and Order."  

    In 2004, several employees of the Gambino crime family allegedly savagely beat the victim, breaking his jaw and ribs. Borgese was indicted two years ago in the beating.

    Borgese's involvement is reportedly documented in an FBI recording in which one of the Gambino enforcers 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 of him," according to The New York Post