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Attorney in steamy encounter with cabbie due in court

NEW ORLEANS, (WVUE) -

A New Orleans attorney caught on video in a steamy encounter with a cab driver faces sentencing Thursday morning on a municipal charge.

The 2012 encounter between Jennifer Gaubert and Hervey Farrell – who recorded it with his smartphone – is at the center of the investigation. Initially, Gaubert claimed that Farrell was trying to extort money from her in exchange for destroying the video.

He lost his job and spent two days in jail.

But after the video surfaced, the charges against him were dropped and the district attorney instead charged Gaubert with making false statements.

On the day of trial, prosecutors changed the charge against Gaubert to false swearing for purpose of violating public health or safety. It carries a possible sentence of one to five years in jail. The trial has been continued.

Gaubert is expected in court Thursday for a battery charge filed by Farrell.

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