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Justin Bieber

Photog Could Be First

Charged Under New Law

7/17/2012 1:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The paparazzo who was the ringleader in the Justin Bieber freeway chase could be the first person charged under a new California anti-paparazzi law.

Sources involved in the investigation tell TMZ ... the CHP has recommended to the L.A. City Attorney that the photog be charged with the law that prohibits paparazzi from endangering people while trying to shoot photos or video.

We're told the CHP is also recommending a second charge -- reckless driving.

As we first reported, the L.A. City Attorney is reviewing the CHP's file and will decide what -- if anything -- to file.

If the photog is charged and convicted under the new law, he could go to the pokey for 1 year.

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76.

steve    

how about arresting bieber for assualt from the other person he hit an ran out of the country from cops looking from ...why are they not ...doing thier duty

790 days ago
77.

Savvy1    

That's BULL **** that Justin isn't being charged for his crime!! Talk about celebrity justice!!! That ass was flying down the road and endangering lives! A perfect example how he handled the second incednt, he had the same opportunity to that the first time but he chose to speed so fast he caused dozens of ppl to call 911 for HELP! What a dick.!

790 days ago
78.

RATTLESNAKE     

Beiber is a real p u ss y if he tries to get a dumb ass pap in trouble for following him when he is the one who chooses to drive 100mph.. it's a set up by the beever boy , what a pu ss

790 days ago
79.

JAYCEE    

If the papparazzi is going to be charge with reckless driving. Bieber should also get charge with it. He has an all Chrome car. Of course he's going TO GET attention to himself.

789 days ago
80.

honesty    

I have been pushed, and trampled out of the way just for some idiots to get a picture. I am disabled, and some of those photogs don't care who they hurt. It is sick.

789 days ago
81.

billy    

Beiber sucks...

789 days ago
82.

all about the money    

Good to hear Cal is finally doing something to rein in the paps. Hopefully the DA will throw the book at this guy since he's potentially the first to be tried under it as a warning to all the other paps out there. Make a few examples of the aggressive paps and maybe they will quit acting entitled and reckless hoping for a big payday either by picture or by lawsuit after they get hurt due to their own stupidity.

789 days ago
83.

jokerchick    

looks like the female "Waldo"

789 days ago
84.

Northerner    

now this is great news!! i hope this new law is severely enforced for all paps. these s***bags make me so sick about what they do and how they do it! the law should have a stipulation added where if they are in pursuit of a celeb and someone gets killed because of it the death penalty should be invoked!

789 days ago
85.

RhaeG    

Everyone asking why Justin Bieber may or may not be charged need to understand that Justin understood that what he did was wrong as well as the repercussions of his actions. The paparazzo was driving recklessly during the incident and continued to pursue him twice after.
Read more about it:
(http://thecelebritycafe.com/feature/2012/07/paparazzo-may-be-charged-justin-bieber-reckless-driving-incident)

789 days ago
86.

K-Fed-Ex    

Justine Cry-bieber's paid PR hacks need to get off here -- your bratty boy could have killed someone,

787 days ago
87.

Mike44090    

It's a good start but I also think that all the websites, blogs, magazines, ect... that buy and use photo's that were taken while breaking this new law should be held accountable in some way also, maybe a fine that is 10X what they paid to buy the photos might be fair. They need to take the incentive out for these types of actions.

786 days ago
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