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Resource ID: #18889
Subject: Criminal Justice System
Source: WKMG-TV (Orlando, Fla.)
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Date: December 17-20, 2001

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WKMG-TV's Tony Pipitone exposed the wrongdoing of a Saudi Arabian princess, Princess Buniah al-Saud, who was charged with battering a servant. After Pipitone was able to interview the victim in the hospital, WKMG-TV's investigation pushed the sheriff's department to re-open the case, and the justice department began looking into the matter as well. "Rather than get diplomatic immunity, she would spend 18 hours in the Orange County, FL, jail without bond, and provoke an international incident."

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