Restaurant Where James Gandolfini Filmed Final Sopranos Scene Keeps Booth 'Reserved'

As tributes pour in from around the globe for James Gandolfini„ who died of an apparent heart attack in Rome on Wednesday, one Bloomfield, N.J., restaurant is paying tribute to the late actor in its own way.

Daily Insider for March 9, 2004

Jr. 'Sopranos' Actor Gets Off Lightly

Robert Iler, who plays wayward son Tony Jr. on “The Sopranos,” has managed to skip jail. In a legal move that has been deemed a surprise, the actor, 17, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a misdemeanor larceny charge in exchange for three years’ probation – instead of prison time – for his involvement in a Manhattan stick-up last July, reports The New York Times. Iler, who was in possession of a bag of marijuana and a hot pipe when he was arrested, had been charged with two counts of second-degree robbery, a felony that could have meant a 15-year prison sentence, had he been convicted.

Cops Says Actor Iler Had Hot Pot Pipe

The hearing of “Sopranos” actor Robert Iler, 17, continues in New York, where, on Monday, a police officer testified that the youth had a hot marijuana pipe and a bag of weed in his pocket the night he and his pals were arrested for robbery, reports New York’s Daily News. But a lawyer for Iler, who plays Tony Jr. on the Mob series, said the only way police found the evidence was by illegally searching his client.

Young Actor's Robbery Trial Delayed

The trial of “The Sopranos” actor Robert Iler, who faces robbery and marijuana-possession charges, was supposed to begin in New York on Monday but has been postponed until May 6, reports Court TV’s Web site. Iler, 17, who plays the troubled adolescent Tony Jr. on the HBO mob hit, and two others – Michael Cournede, 19, and Alban Selimaj, 16 – pleaded innocent at their arraignment last August to charges related to an incident in which two teens were allegedly shaken down for $40 on Manhattan’s Upper East Side over the July 4 weekend.