Justin Bieber paparazzo faces charges

2012-07-26 12:38
Los Angeles - Los Angeles prosecutors have filed criminal charges against a paparazzo photographer for allegedly racing across a Los Angeles freeway in an effort to get photographs of Justin Bieber.

The case marks the first use of a 2010 state law designed to prevent paparazzi from dangerously pursuing celebrities for photos.

The City Attorney's office said on Wednesday that 30-year-old Paul Raef faces four charges, including reckless driving with the intent to capture pictures for commercial gain, following another vehicle too closely, and reckless driving.

The charges stem from a 6 July incident in which Bieber was stopped by police on a Los Angeles area freeway for driving in excess of 128km/h.


  • julian.booyens - 2012-07-27 07:40

    So this new law allows you to speed to get away from someone who is no threat to your life and allows you also put other peoples live's in danger! and only the photographer gets reprimanded, been a pretty little girl helps, did you flutter your eyes to the cop ?

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