Stallone to Pay $10K for Smuggling

Sylvester Stallone has been convicted of not handling his hormones appropriately.

The "Rocky Balboa" star has been ordered to pay around $10,000 in fines and court fees for bringing a banned muscle-building hormone into Australia earlier this year, report news sources.

In February, Stallone was in Sydney for the Australian opening of "Rocky Balboa" when he had a run-in with customs officials. Local authorities seized 48 vials of banned Jintropin, a human growth hormone used for bodybuilding, after searching his luggage, private jet and hotel room. The actor allegedly also tossed four vials of the stuff out of his hotel room when it was searched.

Stallone had pleaded guilty to the two charges of importing a prohibited substance. His lawyer claims that his client was taking the hormone under a doctor's supervision for an undisclosed medical reason.

The actor was fined $2,451 on both charges and ordered to pay the prosecution cost so f $8,200.

The maximum penalty for his offense was $91,500 in fines and five years in prison.

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