Vincent Pastore To Plead Guilty
Actor VINCENT PASTORE has agreed to plead guilty to a charge that he attempted to assault his ex-girlfriend in April (05).
The plea bargain, which has yet to receive final approval from a judge, calls for Pastore to perform 10 days of community service and attend a counselling program for batterers.
Former THE SOPRANOS star Pastore says he is satisfied with the deal, explaining, "I want this to go away. What do you think, I want to die of a heart attack?"
The actor, who is still recovering from an emergency triple bypass heart surgery performed about two months ago, adds, "I can't do nude scenes now because of the scar."
Pastore was originally charged with two counts of assault, attempted assault and harassment for allegedly attacking LISA REGINA, 44.
Prosecutors alleged that he punched her in the back of the head, grabbed her hair and forced her head down on a car's gear shift during an argument.
If convicted, Pastore, 59, could have been sentenced to as much as a year in jail.