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Judge tosses anti-paparazzi counts in Bieber case

November 15, 2012 • Entertainment


FILE – In this June 11, 2012 file photo, pop star Justin Bieber poses for photos prior to a press conference at a hotel in Mexico City. A Los Angeles judge ruled Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, that an anti-paparazzi law is overly broad and dismissed those charges against a photographer accused of recklessly chasing Justin Bieber. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge dealt a blow Wednesday to a California law meant to crack down on reckless driving by paparazzi by saying the statute is overly broad and should not be used against the first photographer charged under its provisions.

Superior Court Judge Thomas Rubinson dismissed counts filed under the law against Paul Raef, who was charged in July with being involved in a high-speed pursuit of Justin Bieber.

The 2010 law raised the penalty for those who drive Login to read more

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