Son of 'Sopranos' Star Arrested for Swastika Vandalism

Vadim Imperioli, the son of The Sopranos actor and Mount Vernon native Michael Imperioli, has been arrested for allegedly spray-painting a swastika in a Purchase College dorm. The 19-year-old former Purchase student will face a charge of criminal mischief in the fourth degree at his scheduled arraignment on January 17.

An investigation into the vandalism, discovered on a bulletin board, was announced by college officials on November 21, around the same time that a second act of vandalism occured involving the phrase “Black Lives Don’t Matter” scrawled somewhere on campus.

Purchase College’s Chief of Police, Dayton Tucker, announced in an email sent on November 29 that an arrest was made, but did not name Imperioli, who, according to Betsy Aldredge, a spokeswoman for the school, is no longer enrolled at Purchase College. 

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“We have zero tolerance for this behavior on campus,” Tucker said in a statement released today. “We continue to investigate the other incidents and, with the community’s cooperation, we hope to get closure on those as well.”

On-campus offenses at Purchase are handled by the campus police but are dealt with in Harrison Town Court after charges are brought. Imperioli was in court this Tuesday for an unrelated petty larceny charge, according to Lohud.

The Westchester County District Attorney’s office was contacted and declined to provide details. 

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