Sunday, September 2, 2012

Disbarred Attorney Used Hidden Cameras To Peep On Female Guests

An order of disbarment reported in the California Bar Journal:

[An attorney] was disbarred Aug. 12, 2012, and was ordered to comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court.

In 2011, [the attorney] pleaded guilty in Alaska to felony possession of child pornography and misdemeanor indecent viewing or photography. He was ordered to register as a sex offender in the state.

He had installed hidden video cameras in various rooms of his home and watched multiple female guests in various states of undress while they changed clothes or showered. He sometimes encouraged guests to use the rooms prior to recording them. While investigating [him], law enforcement found more than 300 images of child porn in the home.

KTUU.com reported that the attorney clerked for a federal judge in Alaska and described the circumstances that led to his arrest:

...on May 5 of 2010 his co-clerk, while staying over to babysit his son, discovered on his personal computer a trove of videos of herself and other friends, taken in "their most vulnerable moments."

The victim, identified by the court as "D," said she'd developed a close bond with both Eisman and his wife -- attending their child's birth, spending holidays with their family and regularly babysitting overnight to give the new mother a few hours of needed sleep. In exchange, Eisman's wife would pack her box lunches affixed with encouraging notes.

She had been looking on the family computer, with permission, for "regular, normal" pictures Eisman had taken of the group at Fur Rendezvous when she stumbled on clips of herself and others undressing, using the bathroom and even showering. The videos were filmed on tiny cameras hidden in lamps, carbon monoxide detectors and picture frames around Eisman's home and a family cabin. Six victims were identified by their initials in the charges.

"The clips would start with me taking my clothes off and end after I had put them back on," she told the court at Eisman’s sentencing on Thursday. 

The clips were meticulously organized, she said, with some labeled "good."

"It's a horrible thing to turn your former best friend in to the police," she said.

(MIke Frisch)

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It is a disgusting fact these Hidden cameras are not used in proper way. People use these cameras to interfere other's privacy.There should be strict rules regarding these crimes.

Posted by: Hidden camera | Sep 5, 2012 5:49:14 AM

A Garland man accused of hiding a camera inside a Plano recreation center changing room has been indicted on a felony charge. Christopher Scott Furber, 44, was indicted Tuesday by a Collin County grand jury on a charge of improper photography or visual recording. The state jail felony is punishable by up to two years in jail.
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Plano Police Officer David Tilley said officers initially feared there may have been other devices hidden elsewhere, but none have been found. “Which is a good thing,” Tilley said. Authorities believe the camera was discovered within an hour of it being placed in a changing room at the Oak Point Recreation Center. Court documents say a 4-year-old boy accidentally knocked the device off the wall while his family was in a changing room after a swim meet on Nov. 18. It was disguised to look like an air freshener. His mother didn’t know what the white container was and left it at the front desk of the rec center. A recreation center supervisor later found the recording device inside the container. According to police, video on the device showed a man putting it together and placing it in the changing stall. The video also showed the boy’s sister changing out of her swimsuit.

Posted by: lilen | Sep 19, 2012 11:03:59 PM

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