Martin Scorsese’s Troublesome Nephew Arrested Again, This Time on Weapons Charges

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By WENN | 8:48 am, December 19, 2016

The nephew of filmmaker Martin Scorsese has been arrested on a weapons possession charge after an incident in New York on Friday.

Scorsese’s troubled nephew Frank, 41, who was also arrested last month (for driving while under the influence of drugs, is accused of kicking down the door of a home in Staten Island while carrying a knife.

According to editors at the New York Daily News, Frank, the son of the Goodfellas director’s older brother, also called Frank, was caught on video ripping the back door off a home.

He reportedly fled the scene after kicking an inner door and being confronted by the homeowner.

In April 2013, Frank, Jr. was arrested for dealing heroin to undercover police officers and pleaded guilty to a drug dealing charge, earning him four years on probation.

The troubled Scorsese was arraigned on Saturday and in addition to the felony weapons possession charge, is also accused of criminal mischief. He was held on $20,000 bail.

Martin Scorsese on the red carpet. Source: WENN


Martin, 74, is preparing to release his new film Silence, a project that has been more than 20 years in the making. It was screened for Catholic leaders in the Vatican City at the end of last month.

The film, which stars Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Liam Neeson as Jesuit priests aiming to bring Christianity to 17th Century Japan, debuted in the U.S. last week, ahead of hitting cinemas across the world in the new year.

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