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Lee Tamahori to Clean Hollywood Streets

Director Lee Tamahori must clean the streets of Hollywood as part of his probation deal for criminal trespass charges.

The 55-year-old pleaded no contest after he was arrested in Los Angeles last month for approaching an undercover cop and offering to perform a sex act for money–while dressed in drag.

As punishment, the New Zealander was placed on probation for three years, ordered to attend an AIDS education course and given 15 hours community service, taking part in a program to help smarten up Hollywood.

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Frank Matelijan, a spokesman for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office, says, “It is a project where convicts clean the streets in Hollywood and paint out graffiti.”

Tamahori‘s lawyer Mark Geragos says, “He’s pleased with the outcome, and he’s back at work.”

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