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'Dallas' Star

Charged in LAX

Gun Bust

1/6/2013 3:22 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1027-jack-scalia-gettyFact: playing dumb about a gun in your carry-on ain't much of an excuse -- something "Dallas" star Jack Scalia learned the hard way ... 'cause he's been slapped with 2 weapons charges, TMZ has learned.

We broke the story ... Scalia was busted at LAX in October when TSA agents found an unloaded 9mm Glock and a novelty police badge in his bag. He claimed the badge was a gift from Rudy Giuliani. As for the gun, Scalia said he had no clue how it got in there.

But the L.A. City Attorney didn't buy it and charged Scalia with two misdemeanor counts -- one for carrying a concealed firearm and another for taking a prohibited weapon through the sterile area at the airport.

If convicted, Scalia could face up to one and a half years in jail and $2,000 in fines.

Scalia's rep Steve Jaffe tells TMZ ... "Everyone knows Jack's a very bright guy and would never intentionally do such a thing. It was clearly a mistake and it's filed as a misdemeanor. I'm sure it will get worked out."

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Riidonkulous    

Barf. Boriiiinnnggg

656 days ago
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really! really?    

Gun or no gun, this man is very nice looking... Of course I still think Sam Elliot is hot, so what do I know?

656 days ago
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soylentgreenispeople    

He is a actor he was probably playing a double knot spy .

656 days ago
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DaveT    

Hmm seems like a flimsy excuse to say you don't know how it got there.
On the other hand he's obviously smart enough to know that the gun would be detected at the airport, so it doesn't make sense that he would purposely pack it and try to make it through the airport, knowing he would get caught.
Be interesting to see how the details all shake out on this one.

656 days ago
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colleen    

Come on TMZ...he was not a star of Dallas, or even a star on Dallas...he was a two bit actor that appeared in a few episodes one season of a long running series! A really in the whole grand scheme of things, who cares about a washed up has bin actor that the world hasn't heard of in years.

656 days ago
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Kelly    

Jack's got some problems, but he's a good actor. I admire him for being willing to sleep with both women and men on his way up the ladder.

656 days ago
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laffnbear    

We don't need more gun laws, just more strict enforcement of the laws we have now.

656 days ago
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DeeMaree    

One thing to say in regards to this story. TSA sucks. Hey it tied in.

656 days ago
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stu    

it's the gun used to shoot JR.

656 days ago
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Kim -L.A. West    

Scalia was great on Remington Steele tv series.

656 days ago
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cattars    

He still looks good, lol

656 days ago
12.

shine    

Still miss jr. Who cares about this guy

656 days ago
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namers    

Why do they always say, "I don't know how it got in there." For real?

655 days ago

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