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Tom Sizemore begs judge for leniency

LOS ANGELES, June 20 (UPI) -- Actor Tom Sizemore wept and begged a Los Angeles County judge not to send him to jail, after he admitted violating his probation in a drug case.

Sizemore was arrested in 2004 and put on probation after being convicted of possessing methamphetamines, TMZ.com reported Wednesday.

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He was arrested again last month in Bakersfield, Calif., on suspicion of various drug charges, including methamphetamine possession.

"Do you agree you are in violation of your probation?" a judge asked the actor Tuesday.

Sizemore said he did.

"Probation is a privilege," the judge said. "Tom is not a matter of probation anymore because he has abused that privilege."

Sizemore wept and begged the judge: "I don't want to go to jail ... give me one more chance ... I have a terrible disease ... drugs have strapped me around the neck ... I guarantee I am not going to be here again! I want to rehabilitate myself and become a good productive citizen to society."

The actor, who appeared in "Black Hawk Down" and "Saving Private Ryan," is scheduled to hear his fate June 25.

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