‘The Sopranos’ Actor Michael Imperioli’s Son Arrested Over SUNY Purchase Swastika Graffiti
The Sopranos actor Michael Imperioli’s son has been arrested over the drawing of a swastika in a SUNY Purchase building.
Vadim Imperioli, whose father played gangster Christopher Moltisanti in the beloved HBO mafia drama, was arrested in connection with the incident, which took place at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Purchase on November 20.
Confirming the arrest to The Journal News, a local publication in the area, State Police captain Doug Larkin said, “We assisted SUNY Purchase police. He (Imperioli) was arrested for the swastika incident.”
According to editors at the newspaper, the police captain said the 19-year-old film student faces a charge of criminal mischief in the fourth degree at his scheduled for arraignment on January 17.
Students were told about the arrest of the alleged perpetrator on November 29 in an email, however Imperioli’s name was not made public until Thursday.
An ongoing criminal damage case was referenced on Tuesday when the actor’s son appeared in court to answer an unrelated petty larceny charge on Tuesday.
The day after the incident occurred, a university spokeswoman said the graffiti had been spray-painted on to a bulletin board in the dormitory.
Vadim is one of three children the 50-year-old Sopranos star has with his wife of over 20 years, Victoria Chlebowski.