The son of a “Sopranos” actor was arrested for scrawling a swastika on a dorm wall at Purchase College, according to reports.
Vadim Imperioli, 19, the son of actor Michael Imperioli, faces charges of criminal mischief for spray-painting the Nazi symbol on a bulletin board on Nov. 21, according to the Journal News.
“We assisted SUNY Purchase police,” Capt. Doug Larkin of the New York State Police told the newspaper Wednesday. “He was arrested for the swastika incident.”
Imperioli was in court Tuesday on unrelated petty larceny charges when the vandalism was brought up by prosecutors.
The California-raised troublemaker is a film student at Purchase, according to his Facebook page.
But his attorney told a judge a different story on Tuesday.
“I don’t believe he’s still going to that school,” attorney Russell Smith said, according to the Journal News.
Prosecutors said that Imperioli served three years’ probation for vandalism in California and had been involved in a case of “criminal mischief since his last time in this court,” the newspaper reported.
Imperioli’s father won an Emmy award in 2004 for playing mobster Christopher Moltisanti on HBO’s “The Sopranos.”
He has also appeared in films such as “Goodfellas,” “Summer of Sam,” and “Jungle Fever.”
Around the same time that the swastika was discovered, someone wrote the phrase “Black Lives Don’t Matter” on campus. That incident is still being investigated, according to the Journal News.