Bieber, LAPD Team Up Against Paparazzo
Justin Bieber and the law are fighting back against the paparazzi and it looks like they have the upper hand.
A freelance paparazzo was charged Wednesday for reckless driving after a speeding incident with Justin which occurred in Los Angeles on July 6.
Paul Raef is the first celebrity photographer to be charged under the new anti-paparazzi law that penalizes photog’s for dangerous driving when taking photos for commercial gain.
According to the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, Paul was charged with two counts of violating the new law along with reckless driving and failing to obey police orders.
Raef is scheduled to be arraigned in August and could face up to a year in prison and $3,500 in fines if he is convicted.
In July, Justin Bieber was pulled over for excessive speeding on LA’s 101 Hollywood freeway and told police that he was being followed by the paparazzi.
Thirty minutes after the incident, Bieber called into police again claiming the same car was still following him, Raef was later found with other photographer’s in downtown LA.