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'Goodfellas' Actor

Busted for Gun Possession

He Don't Know Nothin'

3/27/2014 11:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Frank Sivero -- known for playing pistol-packing mob guys in movies -- got pinched for real by L.A. cops for carrying a loaded weapon in public ... but the actor tells TMZ something's fishy.

Sivero was busted March 17 at his North Hollywood apartment building.  He says he was escorting a lady friend out of the building just after 2 A.M. ... and happened to grab a jacket that had a gun in the pocket -- a .38 special he says he found a few years ago.

According to Sivero ... when they reached the lobby, cops were already there, waiting for him ... and he has no idea why. Frank says cops grabbed him, hauled him outside and searched him ... and that's when they found the gun.

Sivero -- who played Frankie Carbone in "Goodfellas" -- was taken to jail and released several days later.  He was not taken to the freezer while in custody.

The silver lining ... all the inmates were big, big fans.

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54 COMMENTS

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1.

James R. - Los Angeles    

"Leave the gun, take the cannoli."

181 days ago
2.

paul a.    

He plays a good gangster but my favorite role Ive seen him in was the nipple squeezing brother in law in "The Wedding Singer"

181 days ago
3.

James R. - Los Angeles    

BTW, TMZ....he was in Godfather 2. In the original Godfather, he was an uncredited extra.

181 days ago
4.

namers    

Sounds like: "TSA agent, I didn't know I had a GUN in my luggage. Uh huh.

181 days ago
5.

KunteKinte    

Frankie Carbone is the idiot who bought his wife a fur coat after Jimmy told him to lay low after the Lufthansa Heist.

181 days ago
6.

click    

The right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Hope he sues the pants off them for malicious prosecution

181 days ago
7.

imdaman    

Hes a good neighbor

181 days ago
8.

mygumby    

I'm confused....is it illegal to carry a loaded weapon in LA? Or he just was carrying it with no gun permit? What's tn deal?

181 days ago
9.

Canadasux    

"He don't know nothin'." Yeah, right.

181 days ago
10.

Clytemnestra    

How do you not notice your jacket has a gun in the pocket? It does weigh a bit more than a pack of cigarettes, right? Then there is the question of the cops showing up in your lobby at two in the morning. Why was he in jail for a few days? .????? Lots of ????

181 days ago
11.

6one9    

Something sounds `` wrong about this story ``TMZ!!
The cops were waiting @ 2a.m. for this dude!
Hardly!!!

181 days ago
12.

danishguy    

Well,,,, gun in pocket will weigh a bit,,,so think you would notice it,,,, more to this story than an innocent mistake,,,,,

181 days ago
13.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

Goodfellas is a great movie

181 days ago
14.

blacknote    

"I'm gonna go get the papers, get the papers......"

181 days ago
15.

GTO    

How long have you known this lady friend?
Why would you hold onto a found firearm?
Are you prohibited from owning a firearm?
How is it, that the jacket with the gun just happens to be by the door?
Something is fishy, your story & I'm pro 2A

181 days ago
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