Robert Iler’s arrest news was once viral everywhere. What did the TV’s mafia family member do in real life?
Iller is an American former Actor who is best known for his role on the HBO series The Sopranos.
He plays A.J. Soprano, the son of Tony and Carmela Soprano and the little brother of Meadow Soprano.
Iller has also featured in other shows like Oz, Law & Order, and The Dead Zone, whereas his film roles include The Tic Code, Tadpole, and Daredevil.
Is Robert Iler Arrested? What Did 16-Year-Old Who Plays “A.J.” On The HBO Do?
Robert Iller is not currently arrested. However, he has been in custody in the past.
In July 2001, Iler was arrested for multiple charges: the robbery of two teenagers in the Upper East Side neighborhood and possessing marijuana.
He was charged with two counts of second-degree robbery and one count of marijuana possession.
Iler, who played the troubled son of mobster Tony Soprano, was arrested along with three other youths.
According to Police, the oldest among the four, 19-year-old Michael Cournede, approached the victims and ordered them to hand over their money.
The other suspects, including Iler, allegedly threatened the victims if they did not comply.
Iler’s lawyer, Steven Mintz, disputed the accusations. “My client did not threaten anybody, my client did not hear anybody threaten anybody, my client did not hear anyone ask for money,” said Mintz.
He said the 16-year-old Actor was unaware of what his friends were doing when they allegedly robbed two teens of $40.
Mintz maintained that Iler learned what had happened much later when he was picked up.
Iler, released on $2,500 bail, pleaded guilty to one larceny charge and got three years’ probation. He was 16 at the time.
Robert Iler Has Also Got Into Other Troubles
Robert Iler was close to being arrested on another occasion. On October 23, 2005, he was present when Police raided the underground poker club Ace Point. Luckily, no charges were filed against him.
He was a bad boy on screen. Throughout the series, The Sopranos, his character, Anthony “A.J.” Soprano Jr., has repeatedly found trouble.
Whether by smoking pot in the family garage, cheating on a test, or vandalizing his high school, AJ was not your typical “good boy.”
When Iller was arrested in 2001, his mother, Helen, told reporters it was “the first time and the last time” her son had been in real-life trouble.
The three other teens with Iler also lacked a criminal record before the incident. They included Cournede and 16-year-old Alban Selimaj, and a 15-year-old boy.
“What we have here is three kids who thought it would be fun to go out and do a robbery,” an assistant district attorney Robert Wallach said at the arraignment.
Where Is Robert Iller Now?
Robert Michael Iller essentially stepped away from the spotlight after The Sopranos, which aired from 1999–2007, ended.
He retired from acting and moved to Las Vegas to switch his career path, becoming a professional poker player and participating in both official and unsanctioned games.
Iler was known for his struggles with substance abuse, particularly after his biggest hit, The Sopranos, ended. However, he has been sober since 2013.
In September 2019, he relocated to Los Angeles. He has been hosting the Pajama Pants podcast with his co-star, onscreen sister, Sigler, and YouTuber Kassem G.