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Topic - David Diamond
A man who had been accused of burglarizing Paris Hilton's home pleaded no contest on Thursday to receiving jewelry stolen from the house during a rash of break-ins by a group dubbed the "Bling Ring."
A judge will consider Friday whether a police officer's moonlighting on a movie about his signature case warrants the dismissal of charges against a defendant who is still facing trial.
A judge refused to dismiss charges Friday against a group accused of burglarizing celebrities' homes based on an officer's paid work on a film about the case, but called the investigator's actions "stupid" and a gift for defense attorneys.
"We're pleased that the district attorney was able to work with us on this case and allow Roy to get his life back on track," defense attorney David Diamond said after the hearing.
Evidence in the case supported his contention that Lopez had never been in Hilton's residence, Diamond said.