CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1988
A bit-part actor was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison and fined $150,000 for distributing videotapes depicting explicit scenes of bestiality, sadomasochism and torture. Gary J. Levinson, 38, of Hollywood was imprisoned despite his claim that he did not know his mail-order activities were illegal. He said that the elaborate violence in his films was staged and that no one was hurt in making them. But U.S. District Judge Laughlin E.