Sylvester Stallone Faces Penalty of $ 9,870 in Fines and Court Costs
The penalty did not include prison time as the matter was heard not in a federal but a local court. The case was given much publicity, as a clear warning to everyone that no one is above the law and such behavior would be strictly prosecuted.During his visit to the country, Sylvester Stallone seemed to have ignored the airport incident. The actor told the reporters it was just a matter of misunderstanding – he did not understand some of the regulations concerning the hormones. According to Stallone's lawyer, the actor took the hormones for some medical reasons that is why his criminal conviction must be overturned. As for the prosecutors, they emphasized that when Stallone threw the hormone from his hotel room, he demonstrated a 'consciousness of guilt'. Prosecution documents proved to the court that Stallone had marked 'No' on a customs declaration card that asked whether he brought into Australia any restricted or prohibited goods.The maximum penalty one can face for bringing Jintropin into the country without a permit is a fine of $91,500 and five years in prison. But Stallone was imposed a maximum penalty of $18,000 on every of the two charges .