Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady's wedding bodyguards sentenced to 5 years in prison
Celebrity weddings are huge things for gossip magazines and paparazzi who need to get their money shot, but sometimes things get a little out of hand especially when overzealous bodyguards take their mission to protect their clients privacy just a little too far.
Two bodyguards who worked for supermodel/designer Gisele Bundchen and legendary football quarterback Tom Brady (also the highest-paid player in the NFL) were convicted - in an unanimous decision - of attempted murder.
The bodyguards shot at a pair photographers who were trying to get pictures of the famous couple during their second wedding ceremony on a secluded beachfront in Costa Rica in April 2009.
Bodyguards Miguel Solis and Alexander Rivas were both sentenced to five years in prison, and will also have to pay about $10,000 (£6,600) to each of the photographers.
A third bodyguard charged in the incident was acquitted.
Miguel Solis, Alexander Rivas and Manuel Valverde — approached photographers Yuri Cortezof Agence France-Presse and Rolando Aviles of Costa Rican newspaper Al Dia - demanding that the photographers turn over their camera equipment.
When the photographers tried to leave the scene, the bodyguards fired a shot at them - no one was injured - although the rear windshield of Cortez and Aviles' sports utility vehicle was blown out and Aviles said one bullet almost hit him.
In September 2009 Cortez and Aviles tried to sue Bundchen and Brady in New York – demanding more than $1 million in damages - but the state’s Supreme Court threw out the case because the couple didn’t live in New York at the time.
Bundchen claimed she knew nothing about the incident while Brady in 2009 told Sports Illustrated that the photographers claim was: "Absolute total b.s. We found two guys on our property, and we told them to get out. Our security guys didn't even have guns. There were no shots fired."