A MAN who admitted secretly videotaping Michael Jackson on a private jet has been sentenced to six months’ home detention and fined US$10 000.
Jeffrey Borer avoided custody because he was carer for his ill wife, said assist
ant US attorney Daniel Shallman.
Borer and Arvel Jett Reeves admitted recording Jackson in 2003 as the star was flown to face questions over child abuse allegations.
Reeves was sentenced in July to eight months in prison.
Borer, who was the owner of private jet firm XtraJet, had instructed Reeves to buy and install two video recorders on the plane.
They were used to record Jackson and his then lawyer Mark Geragos as they were flown from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara in November 2003.
Borer intended “to sell these recordings to the media for a large sum of money”, the court heard.
But the recordings were made without sound because Reeves had not obtained the necessary microphone connecters.
The pair pleaded guilty to conspiracy, while charges of endeavouring to intercept oral communication and witness tampering were dismissed.
Borer also received three years of probation and 150 hours of community service.
Reeves, who owned aircraft maintenance provider Executive Aviation, was also ordered to spend six months in a halfway house following prison and fined US$1 000.
Jackson was found not guilty of child abuse charges in June last year. — BBC News.