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Sopranos’ Actor Arrested in N.Y.

July 4, 2001

NEW YORK (AP) _ Robert Iler, the 16-year-old actor who portrays the troubled son of mob boss Tony Soprano on the HBO program ``The Sopranos,″ has been booked on robbery and drug possession charges, police said Wednesday.

Iler was arrested early Wednesday with three other teen-agers after they allegedly robbed two boys of about $40 on York Avenue on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

Police searched the area, and eventually found Iler and the three others in John Jay Park. All four were charged with robbery. Iler also was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, police said.

Iler portrays Anthony Soprano Jr. on the hit show.

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