RAW DEAL FOR CARLO

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Raised by 222 people in 27 months
My name is Carlo Bellario I am a professional stand up comedian/actor.. I am here on Go Fund Me today for assistance with a incident that occurred to me on November 16th of 2015.

In between comedy gigs I sometimes take on acting roles. I joined a group on Facebook that posts casting calls. So I saw a post  for a movie called Vendetta Games looking for henchman type bodyguards for a drug dealer. So I submitted for the role and got casted. I was to report to the set in Woodbridge N.J  it was a small independant film produced by a college student. There was no pay but I was to receive a copy of the film & credit on IMDB... So the scene called for me and another guy to be in a simulated  car chase scene and I was to be shooting at the car in front of me. So we filmed the scene in a residential area of Woodbridge, and as soon as we returned from the shooting  the scene , the set was surrrounded by police cars. Apparently residents in the neighborhood phoned the police and told them that there was a two guys driving around waving a gun out of the window. Now I understand that residents did not realize we were shooting a movie and understand why the police were called, and I cannot fault the cops either due to the fact that they are getting a call and have no idea what the situaution is.

When the police arrived we attempted to explain to them that this is a movie shoot, and that the gun was a prop. After several minutes of questioning  everyone the police had determined that the producer & director neither had a film permit nor did they have a permit for the prop gun which turned out to be an air soft pellet pistol. I was the only one arrested that day for possesion of a handgun, and now face up to 5 years of prison,. I spent 4 days in jail  at Middlesex County Jail until my family was able to post bond for me. The producer of the movie told my family that he would indeed bail me out but when he found out  the bail was 10,000 he declined to help and left me there and left my family frantic  as to how to arrange bail and get me released.  He ignored my family's phone calls & subsequently my family had to lay out over 4,500 thus far for the bail bondsman and other expenses.

So I am humbly asking that anyone who  is in the entertainment industry, to please contribute as little as $1... I understand that this time is tough for everyone financially. But if you are unable to donate, please consider sharing it with others who you may feel can help, so i can accquire the necessary money to retain an attorney and to recoup  what members of my family have given thus far, and the expenses incurred by the bailbondsman that have left me and my family financially distraught

 As actors we all want to work and get ourselves exposure but we also need to hold the industry to higher standard as well and serve as a valuable to not let what happened to me happen to other actors.

I have several attorneys who want to help and see me through this situation but it will involve a lengthy legal process which will incure a huge amount of fees which I completely understand,.

I am highly embarrassed that I am here asking for help like this but I am out of options and my friends, family, and peers are my last hope.

If anyone knows of an attorney who is willing to take the case PRO BONO please contact me.

Due to the nature of this charge I cannot leave the state or  travel as I often do for my comedy gigs. 

 Thank You for taking the time to read my story.

THANKS & GOD BLESS
Carlo Bellario
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Hey Guys I just wanted to send you all a quick update, The Civll Suit is moving along at a snails pace but looks promising... I am being suffocated by these fines that they assessed me when I accepted the plea...;probation is killing me, every week reporting and I was told that if I can pay off that of my fines, that they can terminate my probation which would be a god send at this point in time... Work has not come in as much as I had hoped it seems this case has done more damage to me than I anticpated... I am asking all of you who stepped and showed me love to me pay off these remaining fines.. I am trying to raise 1,800 within the next few days... I know everyone is struggling with their own dilemmas.. But if you guys can give as little as $5 it would be a big help...

THANKS & GOD BLESS
Carlo
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Hello everyone, just wanted to update you all that I am hanging in there still and making sure I comply with all my probation requirements. For all my New Jersey people, I am performing with Gilbert Gottfried on May 5th in North Jersey would love to see you all come out for that event... Please join us...Tickets are available on the Animal House Comedy Club website
CINCO DE MAYO w/GILBERT GOTTFRIED
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Hello Everyone, so this case is finally come to end. I was sentenced to 2 years probation... which in the grand scheme of things is a lot better than being incarcerated for 15 years over this stupid nonsense which should of never been a issue to begin with,.. I cant THANK YOU ALL enough for donating and helping me get through this difficult time. Its time now to start over and pick up the pieces... However this case has left me devastated financially and had brought me to the borderline of becoming homeless. As a result in November my car was repossessed as I couldnt keep up with the payments as work was not coming in due to this case tarnishing my reputation. So I am asking all of you who stepped up to help to please step up ONE LAST TIME and help me raise some money to get a reliable car so I can start getting gigs and getting back to making people laugh... Anything you can contribute would be great, I am not seeking a brand new car just a cheap 4 cylinder car thats safe & reliable for me and my family,,,I know this is a rough time of year due to the holiday just passing, but every little bit helps.... If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to message me....

THANKS AGAIN TO YOU ALL, LOVE U GUYS.... (SPECIAL THANKS TO THOMAS NESTER) for the multiple donations....what more can I say but dude you rock.....
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Hey this is my final update on my case. The storm is finally over. I had every intentions of fighting this case at trial but was advised against it highly by my attorney. I was facing 30 years due to my past indiscretions.. So I regrettably pled out to false public alarm with a probationary term of not more than 3 years. Its a win but not exactly the win I was hoping for. At least I can get back to my life and do what I lvoe most by making people laugh.I wanna thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all the love & support. I will never forget the generosity you all have shown. But now the aftermath has left me devastated with insurmountable debt and the possibility of homelessness and repossesion of my car. I have no right to ask you all but I am in dire need of help to save my car, without my car I cant work and generate any income... So I am regrettably throwing myself at your mercy for one last time. I mean no disrespect and I know you all have your own problems but I literally have no other recourse. As of Tuesday this go fund me account will be taken down so if anyone wants to help PLEASE DO SO AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.... Anyone who needs to reach can do so via facebook or email.. THANKS & GOD BLESS YOU ALL
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Bryon Scott
24 months ago
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This isn't aimed at anyone specifically, it's for the ones posting that don't get why this is an injustice that needs to be exposed. As an actor, Carlo expects the production company to have due diligence and obtain the permits. If he knew they hadn't gotten permits, do you think he'd have offered up the pellet gun, or just toss it. This isn't so much about the gun as it is the production company hanging him out to dry with no support for their illegal acts, ie; filming, prop gun, etc without permits. As well as them not getting any repercussions for the lack of said permits. It's not Carlo, but them that should be in his position, and the lack of common sense by the state to recognize that. He's also not some Hollywood rich type actor, but a working stiff New Jersey comedian taking bit parts to pay the bills. Now that aspect is limited by his restrictions on travel. That's also why his situation is newsworthy and noteworthy as to the unequal way the law was applied. Think about this before you post some rant about Carlo being a loser and wishing him the worst. If you still do so, everyone will know you're a troll and your life sucks so bad you have to make others feel as bad as you. Which won't work here.

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Howard Fredrics
24 months ago
2
2

This will not end up in state court -- it will be downgraded to a misdemeanor at worst. There is no incentive to or public interest in prosecuting a case like this on the facts. You should try to get it plead down to a non-criminal municipal ordinance violation. I think Joseph Donohue of Brickfield Donohue might be able to help.

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Scott Vega
25 months ago
2
2

So Carlo, what do you think of NJ gun laws? Anti-Gun laws in general? How do you feel about Prez Obama who says we need more gun laws? How do you feel about the NRA? Do you know the NRA sees this as an injustice and is pleading your case?

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Steve Carter
25 months ago
2
2

In New Jersey the best firearm attorney is Evan Nappen http://www.evannappen.com/ He has helped many high profile cases - good luck

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Ed Kaz
20 months ago
1
1

Hang in there Carlo! I am sure you will get off the hook. And to the guy turning this into his little NRA agenda....do it somewhere else. Love, Kaz

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Eddie Peyer
21 months ago
1
1

The moment Carlo was arrested a series of crimes occurred, and are still occurring, all related to deprivation of rights and disregard for due process of law. Tick tock, Tick tock.... www.KryptoniteLaws.org

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Lori Tietjen
22 months ago
1
1

This is very unfair...Carlo was an actor playing a role...they should put the producer in jail...he is the one who did not have the proper permits......Stop blaming the actor...he is not the one responsible for this issue....This is a miscarriage of justice......Chris Christie...needs to pardon....this young man.....Lori Tietjen

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Joseph Czubowicz
24 months ago
1
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BTW did you have a signed contract as an actor? Then fault would belong to film maker.

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Joseph Czubowicz
24 months ago
1
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This is just the type of Gun Controll publicity Gov, Christie needs. Ask him for a pardon.

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Harry Nelson
25 months ago
1
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Solution: Contact Governor Christy, whom you know is running for president. He would jump at the chance for pro-gun publicity.

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Michael A Rivera II
25 months ago
1
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Carlo i too am going through a similar situation. But mine were legal guns that i had locked away dismantled and safe. I was reported by a family friend to the police and they came and took everything away. I am homeless and with very little money too. This State of NJ is a joke when it comes to our 2A rights. My weapons were purchased legally I went through a background check and passed whatever needed to be passed in order to obtain a weapon. But NJ doesnt recognize that. To make matters worse I have a NJ firearms permit and they dont wanna recognize this either. I am facing 5-10 years in jail also.

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Brett Duffy
25 months ago
1
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i am going through similar thing over a pellet rife

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John Palermo
10 months ago

May 5th show sounds great, just wish it were down in FLA so I could go. Glade to hear everything is working out, so to speak, and remember "When this is over move south! Both the weather and legal climates are much more hospitable"... Best Wishes

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CeeCee Vee
10 months ago

Well said Bryon. On that note. Carlo... Get all the info you have on that production company and sue/for negligence on their part , defemasion of character because of their incompetence , pain, suffering, lost wages & punitive damages( means damages exceeding simple compensation and awarded ...to punish the defendant) plus lawyer fees ... All this you can sue for because it would never had happen if not for their incompetence. Remember ignorance is NOT an excuse, for those that hired you, to put you, your family & reputation in such a situation.

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Jusella Bella
13 months ago

Really appreciate your generosity - From the bottom of our hearts

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Jerome Hofmann
13 months ago

Maria Noto Matawan NJ 732-441-9546 Google Her Affordable and a record that is very impressive she is no Joke this is what she lives for. She is in Books.

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Billy Frady
19 months ago

Where is common sense? There was no intent here. the AG should have drop charges period. This is the crazy's thing I have ever heard of in my life. You really have to be pretty hard up to go after this actor over this. Was not even his fault. WOW, you know when our country is full of laws that are almost unjust laws. You can go to jail for 5 years for not getting a permit for a movie set. No wounder we are where we are at. They go after law abiding citizens while letting criminals back on the street and they just cant understand why we have the crime problem that we have.

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John Young
5 months ago

Hang in there.

$5
Larry Ganz
6 months ago

Has anyone contacted the governor about a pardon?

KC
$50
Kevin Charlton
6 months ago

For a new friend who made me laugh when I needed a good laugh. Thanks

CD
$200
Cheryl DaVeiga
6 months ago

So unfortunate that common sense can't prevail! Good luck in getting this thrown out!

LB
$15
Lawrence P Beron
6 months ago

Go get some!

TF
$50
Thomas Finner
6 months ago

Sorry to hear you got such a raw deal, hope you win in court.

$10
Anonymous
6 months ago
Bryon Scott
24 months ago
3
3

This isn't aimed at anyone specifically, it's for the ones posting that don't get why this is an injustice that needs to be exposed. As an actor, Carlo expects the production company to have due diligence and obtain the permits. If he knew they hadn't gotten permits, do you think he'd have offered up the pellet gun, or just toss it. This isn't so much about the gun as it is the production company hanging him out to dry with no support for their illegal acts, ie; filming, prop gun, etc without permits. As well as them not getting any repercussions for the lack of said permits. It's not Carlo, but them that should be in his position, and the lack of common sense by the state to recognize that. He's also not some Hollywood rich type actor, but a working stiff New Jersey comedian taking bit parts to pay the bills. Now that aspect is limited by his restrictions on travel. That's also why his situation is newsworthy and noteworthy as to the unequal way the law was applied. Think about this before you post some rant about Carlo being a loser and wishing him the worst. If you still do so, everyone will know you're a troll and your life sucks so bad you have to make others feel as bad as you. Which won't work here.

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Howard Fredrics
24 months ago
2
2

This will not end up in state court -- it will be downgraded to a misdemeanor at worst. There is no incentive to or public interest in prosecuting a case like this on the facts. You should try to get it plead down to a non-criminal municipal ordinance violation. I think Joseph Donohue of Brickfield Donohue might be able to help.

+ Read More
Scott Vega
25 months ago
2
2

So Carlo, what do you think of NJ gun laws? Anti-Gun laws in general? How do you feel about Prez Obama who says we need more gun laws? How do you feel about the NRA? Do you know the NRA sees this as an injustice and is pleading your case?

+ Read More
Steve Carter
25 months ago
2
2

In New Jersey the best firearm attorney is Evan Nappen http://www.evannappen.com/ He has helped many high profile cases - good luck

+ Read More
Ed Kaz
20 months ago
1
1

Hang in there Carlo! I am sure you will get off the hook. And to the guy turning this into his little NRA agenda....do it somewhere else. Love, Kaz

+ Read More
Eddie Peyer
21 months ago
1
1

The moment Carlo was arrested a series of crimes occurred, and are still occurring, all related to deprivation of rights and disregard for due process of law. Tick tock, Tick tock.... www.KryptoniteLaws.org

+ Read More
Lori Tietjen
22 months ago
1
1

This is very unfair...Carlo was an actor playing a role...they should put the producer in jail...he is the one who did not have the proper permits......Stop blaming the actor...he is not the one responsible for this issue....This is a miscarriage of justice......Chris Christie...needs to pardon....this young man.....Lori Tietjen

+ Read More
Joseph Czubowicz
24 months ago
1
1

BTW did you have a signed contract as an actor? Then fault would belong to film maker.

+ Read More
Joseph Czubowicz
24 months ago
1
1

This is just the type of Gun Controll publicity Gov, Christie needs. Ask him for a pardon.

+ Read More
Harry Nelson
25 months ago
1
1

Solution: Contact Governor Christy, whom you know is running for president. He would jump at the chance for pro-gun publicity.

+ Read More
Michael A Rivera II
25 months ago
1
1

Carlo i too am going through a similar situation. But mine were legal guns that i had locked away dismantled and safe. I was reported by a family friend to the police and they came and took everything away. I am homeless and with very little money too. This State of NJ is a joke when it comes to our 2A rights. My weapons were purchased legally I went through a background check and passed whatever needed to be passed in order to obtain a weapon. But NJ doesnt recognize that. To make matters worse I have a NJ firearms permit and they dont wanna recognize this either. I am facing 5-10 years in jail also.

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Brett Duffy
25 months ago
1
1

i am going through similar thing over a pellet rife

+ Read More
John Palermo
10 months ago

May 5th show sounds great, just wish it were down in FLA so I could go. Glade to hear everything is working out, so to speak, and remember "When this is over move south! Both the weather and legal climates are much more hospitable"... Best Wishes

+ Read More
CeeCee Vee
10 months ago

Well said Bryon. On that note. Carlo... Get all the info you have on that production company and sue/for negligence on their part , defemasion of character because of their incompetence , pain, suffering, lost wages & punitive damages( means damages exceeding simple compensation and awarded ...to punish the defendant) plus lawyer fees ... All this you can sue for because it would never had happen if not for their incompetence. Remember ignorance is NOT an excuse, for those that hired you, to put you, your family & reputation in such a situation.

+ Read More
Jusella Bella
13 months ago

Really appreciate your generosity - From the bottom of our hearts

+ Read More
Jerome Hofmann
13 months ago

Maria Noto Matawan NJ 732-441-9546 Google Her Affordable and a record that is very impressive she is no Joke this is what she lives for. She is in Books.

+ Read More
Billy Frady
19 months ago

Where is common sense? There was no intent here. the AG should have drop charges period. This is the crazy's thing I have ever heard of in my life. You really have to be pretty hard up to go after this actor over this. Was not even his fault. WOW, you know when our country is full of laws that are almost unjust laws. You can go to jail for 5 years for not getting a permit for a movie set. No wounder we are where we are at. They go after law abiding citizens while letting criminals back on the street and they just cant understand why we have the crime problem that we have.

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