Law & Order Star Busted for Gun at LAX

Dennis Farina faces weapons charge
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted May 12, 2008 5:08 AM CDT
Actor Dennis Farina at the Tribeca Film Festival. He was arrested at LAX and charged with possession a concealed, loaded, unregistered handgun.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Former Law & Order star Dennis Farina was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport yesterday for carrying a concealed, loaded and unregistered .22 caliber handgun, reports E! Online. Farina, 64, had been planning  to fly to his hometown of Chicago. The actor, who has played cops and criminals in several movie and TV dramas, was charged with a felony and released on $35,000 bail.

"Farina was very apologetic and cooperative with officers," said a police spokesman. "However, he had no apparent authority to carry a concealed weapon at the time of his arrest."