July 8, 1995 in Nation/World

Joey Buttafuoco Pleads No Contest To Solicitation

Associated Press

Bahdaboom, bahdabing - just like that, Joey Buttafuoco could be heading back to the slammer.

Buttafuoco, who served six months in jail for his affair with an underage Amy Fisher, pleaded no contest Friday to a charge of soliciting sex from an undercover policewoman.

He could be sent back to jail in New York if he is found to have violated terms of his probation.

Buttafuoco, 39, was ordered to take an HIV test, attend an AIDS education class and pay $1,715 in fees and fines. Municipal Court Judge Michael Mink also placed him on two years’ probation.

Outside court, his lawyer, Dominic Barbara, stressed that his client didn’t admit the charge was true. Buttafuoco’s agent, Sherri Spillane, said the plea “was the quickest way to get this over with.”

Buttafuoco was arrested on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood on May 24. Prosecutors said he offered an undercover officer $30 for oral sex.

He was in Los Angeles at the time to film episodes of the new Fox game show “Liars.”

Fisher, dubbed the “Long Island Lolita,” became involved with Buttafuoco when she was 16. She shot and seriously wounded Buttafuoco’s wife, Mary Jo, in 1992 and is serving a 5-to15-year sentence for assault.

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