‘Alamo’ pirate faces the music

Moreno caught with camera in theater, pled no contest in court

The first person to be sentenced under California’s new anti-camcordering law will face 42 days in prison and three years’ probation for illegally taping “The Alamo.”

Ruben Centeno Moreno was arrested at the Pacific Winnetka Theater on April 12, after projectionists observed the light from his camera with the aid of nightvision goggles (Daily Variety, April 15). He pled no contest in court.

Moreno will also forfeit his camcorder to authorities and will not be allowed to return to the theater.

Min Jae Jun, who was arrested two days prior to Moreno for allegedly camcordering “The Passion of the Christ” at the Grove shopping center, has yet to enter a plea.

Maximum penalty under the new California law, which went into effect January 1, is a year in jail and a $2,500 fine. A bill making camcordering a federal crime is pending in Congress.

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