Man who illegally filmed Michael Jackson sentenced

Jeffrey Borer gets home detention and fine

A man who admitted to secretly filming Michael Jackson on a private jet has been sentenced to six months home detention, and fined $10,000 (£5,300).

Jeffrey Borer and Arvel Jett Reeves admitted filming Jackson in 2003 as the singer was flown to face questions over allegations of child abuse.

In July, Reeves was sentenced to eight months in prison and ordered to spend six months in a halfway house following his jail term. He was also fined $1,000 (£530).

Borer has avoided time in jail because he is a carer for his ill wife.

The duo also received three years probabtion and 150 hours of community service.

Borer, the owner of private jet firm XtraJet, instructed Reeves to buy and install two video cameras on the plane.

They filmed Jackson and his lawyer Mark Geragos flying from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara in November 2003.

The court heard that Borer intended to “sell these recordings to the media for a large sum of money”.

Both Borer and Reeves pleaded guilty to conspiracy, BBC NEWS reports.