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Sizemore given credit for time served

June 27, 2007|Francisco Vara-Orta | Times Staff Writer

A day after sentencing actor Tom Sizemore to 16 months in prison for violating probation on a drug conviction, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge gave him 213 days' credit for time spent in county jail and for a previous stint at a live-in drug rehabilitation center.

Judge Cynthia Rayvis also recommended that the 45-year-old actor be sent to the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego County to serve the remainder of his sentence in the facility's drug treatment program.

The actor, in court custody without bail since June 5, was serving a 36-month probation sentence after pleading no contest in January 2006 to possession of methamphetamine. He faced 16 months in prison but was granted probation after confessing his drug addiction in court the following month.

Last month he was arrested and charged with methamphetamine possession in Bakersfield, a violation of his probation, officials said. He was released and ordered to court June 5 to face that charge.

He then was arrested on suspicion of violating probation shortly after arriving at the Airport Courthouse on La Cienega Boulevard.

Sizemore, who is known for his "tough guy" roles and recent troubled behavior stemming from drug use, appeared in the movies "Saving Private Ryan" and "Black Hawk Down."

francisco.varaorta@latimes.com

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