Woman who taped Fla. judge makes a deal
Nov 01,2007 00:00
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- A woman charged with illegally videotaping a Florida circuit judge has pleaded no contest to a lesser charge after spending 83 days in jail.
Julie Ann Domotor of Delray Beach, Fla., originally faced three felony charges for videotaping Circuit Judge Richard Wennet, her one-time lover, admiring a topless sunbather at Peanut Island, Fla,, then posting the video on YouTube.com, the Palm Beach (Fla.) Post reported Thursday.
Domotor, 41, pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor of unlawful interception of communications in exchange for prosecutors dropping the felony charges and being sentenced to time served. Florida law bars recording a person's voice without consent if there is a reasonable expectation of privacy.
Domotor recorded Wennet commenting about a woman's breast augmentation and joking, "Where is law enforcement when you need them?" while attending a party on Peanut Island.
Her defense attorneys said that, although his client may have won if the matter went to trial, she was eager to enter the plea deal and be released.
"Stay there and fight for a principle? That's crazy," said Cherry Grant, a chief assistant public defender.
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