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Stallone Pleads Guilty to

Hormone-Import Charge

5/15/2007 9:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone pleaded guilty this morning in a Sydney court to bringing banned muscle-building hormones into Australia, and will be sentenced next week.

The actor didn't appear in court, but said in a letter to Sydney's Downing Center Local Court that he had "made a terrible mistake" because he was "ignorant" about local laws, according to the AP. Stallone was accused of bringing the restricted growth hormones into Oz when a customs search in February turned up 48 vials of Jintropin, a human growth hormone. Then, said a prosecutor yesterday, Stallone threw four vials of the male hormone testosterone out of his hotel room when customs officials searched it.

The maximum penalty for Stallone's offense could be 5 years in prison and $91,500 in fines, but Stallone will face up to $18,500 for each charge because his case is being heard in local (not federal) court.

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barb    

He had 48 vials of this.........

http://www.jintropin.net/

Crazy A$$hole


2654 days ago
17.

recovery101Fan    

I guess Paris Hilton is glad she is not you right now. LOL

2654 days ago
18.

barb    


Stallone's lawyer Phillip Boulten said the actor should be spared a criminal conviction, saying Stallone took the hormones for medical reasons that he did not specify.

"The defendant, Sylvester Stallone, is extremely mortified about having been involved in this incident," Boulten told the court. "Had he known that what he was doing was contrary to Australian law, he almost certainly would not have done it."

But Agius said Stallone had demonstrated a "consciousness of guilt" by throwing the testosterone from the hotel.

Boulten said Stallone was taking both substances under medical supervision.

"This is not some back-alley body builder dealing covertly with some banned substance in some sort of secret way," he said. "This was a legitimate medical condition being treated by doctors of the top ranking order in the west coast of the United States."

YEAH, SURE!!!

2654 days ago
19.

LISA    

hey

Not 1 of you are very smart nor are YOU LITERATE!!!! THIS MAN MAY NOT HAVE AGED GRACEFULLY COZ BE HONEST NONE OF US KNOW WHAT HIS LIFE IS LIKE BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

HE HAS ENTERTAINED US FOR YRS & I THINK HE HAS DONE A FABULOUS JOB HE SHOULD HAVE REC'D AN OSCAR FOR COPLAND

LET GO OF THE HATE

MEA CULPA AS MEL GIBSON WOULD HAVE SAID

2654 days ago
20.

MOM    

Damn is he ugly always was who cares about him anyway

2654 days ago
21.

Omar Paklamis    

Wanna see what Steroids have done to Stallone's body? Check it out on Brad Pita's site...
http://www.bradpita.com/

2654 days ago
22.

Virginia    

I know this was illegal and he will pay consequenses in that country. but it isnt as though he smuggled heroin or some dangerous drug like that in the country, Get off this guy, He could have done much worse. And he doesnt llok 'old' and bad . I think he looks pretty good for his age.

2654 days ago
23.

Annie    

I stopped watching any of his films when he decided he was always too busy to go and entertain the troops. even back when he was popular. he knew the steroids are illegal, but like many celebs, he thinks he is above the law. I hope they nail him good, and give him the MAX

2654 days ago
24.

Annie    

I stopped watching any of his films when he decided he was always too busy to go and entertain the troops. even back when he was popular. he knew the steroids are illegal, but like many celebs, he thinks he is above the law. I hope they nail him good, and give him the MAX

2654 days ago
25.

Rebecca    

I can't decide how I feel about this haha

2654 days ago
26.

Amy Silverman    

What's with the eyebrows??? LOL

2654 days ago
27.

Karen    

He's actually starting to acquire feminine facial features. Yuck!!!

In his youth, Tony Curtis was quite handsome, now he too look looks like an old woman.

What's with these guys?

2654 days ago
28.

barb    

Well Tony Curtus is 82 years old. What? you want him to look like he did in his heyday? Get real, what do you think you will look like at 82? At least he aged gracefully.

2654 days ago
29.

LLR    

He certainly has "not" aged well. What a "bad" face lift. Send him to jail, I'm so sick of celebrities who think they are above the law.

2653 days ago
30.

maureen    

I didnt think, at the time of Rocky movies he could get much uglier ..........I was WRONG!!!!

2653 days ago
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