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A Uruguayan television news reporter pleaded guilty Thursday to contempt charges for illegally using a cell phone camera inside a U.S. courthouse, where cameras are banned.

Martin Sarthou, a reporter for Teledoce in Uruguay, got the camera past security at the Miami courthouse and used it to film extradition proceedings in October 2006 involving Juan Peirano Basso, who is accused in Uruguay with taking part in an $800 million banking scandal involving institutions in Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay.

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