REPORTER FACES JAIL TIME

The contempt of court case surrounding a former KWWL (NBC) reporter continues.

Last week a district court judge in Des Moines Iowa declined to throw out a contempt complaint lodged against a former TV reporter who filmed reality TV star Chris Soules’ first court appearance. 

Attorneys for Elizabeth Amanieh had asked the court to dismiss the case, saying that another judge’s order regarding cameras in the courtroom overruled presiding Judge Linda Fangman’s verbal order prohibiting video of the proceeding.

Soules was arrested for allegedly leaving the scene of an April 2017 crash that killed Kenneth Mosher.
The Buchanan County Attorney’s Office filed the complaint alleging Amanieh shot video with her cell phone in court after Fangman said she would allow still photos but not video.
Amanieh then denied shooting video when confronted by the judge, according to court records.
A video from the court appearance was posted on the KWWL website later that day.

In a ruling issued Tuesday, Judge Fae Hoover Grinde said Amanieh’s contempt case will remain on the docket.

It is currently set for a hearing later this month.

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