July 11, 2006

Joey Buttafuoco headed back to jail again

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Joey Buttafuoco, who made headlines
in the 1990s when his teenage lover shot his wife in the face,
was sentenced to one year in jail on Tuesday for illegally
possessing ammunition.

Buttafuoco, 50, who has been in and out of the nation's
courtrooms for years on charges ranging from insurance fraud to
paying for oral sex, pleaded no contest to possessing
ammunition while a convicted felon. He was ordered to start
serving the one-year term on Nov 1.

San Fernando Superior Court judge Ronald Coen also ordered
Buttafuoco to serve 3 years probation and gave him a 5-year
suspended prison term for violating the terms of his probation
in an insurance fraud case in which he pleaded guilty in March

The ammunition charge stemmed from a 2005 search of his Los
Angeles area home by probation officers.

Buttafuoco gained notoriety when his then girlfriend Amy
Fisher, 17, went to his Long Island home and shot his wife Mary
Jo in the face. Fisher, dubbed the "Long Island Lolita" went to
prison in 1992 and Buttafuoco was given a four-month jail
sentence for statutory rape.

He was later sentenced to two months in jail in New York
for violating his probation after pleading no contest in Los
Angeles in 1995 for trying to pay an undercover police officer
for oral sex.

Buttafuoco and his wife Mary Jo moved to California but
divorced in 2003.