'Desperate' Times For Buttafuoco

Joey Buttafuoco who made national headlines a decade ago when his 17-year-old girlfriend shot his wife in the face, listens during a hearing on Jan. 7, 2004, in Los Angeles. Buttafuoco was facing three charges of insurance fraud and one count of grand theft involving his San Fernando Valley body shop. AP

Joey Buttafuoco is working on ABC's "Desperate Housewives," at the show's concession stand, anyway.

Buttafuoco, who made national headlines in the early 1990s when his teenage girlfriend shot his wife in the face, is working in craft services on the Hollywood sets of TV shows, according to a story in the latest issue of Inside TV.

The 49-year-old Buttafuoco runs a concession that doles out protein shakes and ice cream to the stars of "Desperate Housewives" and "Crossing Jordan," the magazine reports.

He was a New York auto body shop owner in 1992 when his 17-year-old lover, Amy Fisher, shot his wife, Mary Jo. Fisher, nicknamed the "Long Island Lolita," served seven years in prison.

Buttafuoco pleaded guilty to one count of statutory rape and served four months in jail. He and his wife later moved to California and divorced.

Last year he was sentenced to a year in jail and five years of probation after pleading guilty to auto insurance fraud. In August, he was charged with illegal possession of ammunition and pleaded not guilty.
  • Melissa McNamara

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