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'Goodfellas' Actor Sues L.A.

Stop Squandering Our Taxes!!!

4/16/2012 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Vincent Gallo
"Goodfellas" actor Vincent Gallo -- also known for his infamous oral sex scene with Chloe Sevigny in "The Brown Bunny" -- is tired of paying for useless government programs ... and now, he's actually suing the City of L.A. to put a stop to wasteful spending.

Gallo filed the lawsuit against L.A. -- taking issue with a City organization called the Arts District Business Improvement District, which purportedly uses taxpayer dollars to provide trash clean-up, security, and beautification of the Arts District in Downtown L.A..

Problem is ... the ADBID is a massive failure, providing "no benefit" -- at least according to Gallo -- and he's sick of footing the bill.

Worse, Gallo says the government program is run by a private company that is doing everything in its power to keep it running ... because it's profiting off ignorant taxpayers -- $860,000 in the last year, to be exact.

Now, Gallo is suing to shut down the program -- demanding ADBID return all the money it's raked in since its inception ... a total of $1.3 million. A judge has yet to rule in the case.

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