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Former ‘Soprano’ pleads guilty to assault charge

September 27, 2005

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— Vincent Pastore, who played gangster Salvatore Bonpensiero on HBO's "The Sopranos," has agreed to plead guilty to a charge that he attempted to assault a former girlfriend last spring.

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 counseling program for batterers, lawyers involved in the case told a judge Monday.

The actor said he was satisfied with the deal.

Pastore was originally charged with two counts of assault, attempted assault and harassment for allegedly attacking Lisa Regina, 44, in April.

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.

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