Man pleads guilty to stealing Jennifer Lopez-Marc Anthony wedding video

NEW YORK (AP) – One of two men who allegedly tried to sell Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez’s stolen wedding video back to the couple for $1 million pleaded guilty Wednesday to attempted grand larceny.

Jennifer Lopez at her Wedding

Tito Moses, 31, admitted in New York state Supreme Court he tried to obtain a $1-million ransom for the stolen video. He said he and an accomplice negotiated with a man they thought was a Lopez-Anthony representative.

The “representative” was in fact an undercover detective, prosecutors said.

Justice Bonnie Wittner promised Moses 1 1/2 to three years in prison for his guilty plea. She said she will impose the sentence after he is sentenced in a related New Jersey case and the terms will run concurrently.

A video copy of the celebrity couple’s June 2004 wedding was in a laptop computer in Anthony’s Cadillac Escalade when it was stolen in Linden, N.J., in October 2005. The car was recovered in Newark but the laptop was gone. The pending New Jersey case is related to the car theft.

A felony complaint filed by prosecutors said Moses and his alleged accomplice, Steven Wortman, 49, called Anthony’s company and tried to sell the property back to the salsa star.

A New York City detective posing as a Lopez-Anthony associate negotiated with Moses and Wortman and the men demanded $1 million for the laptop, the complaint said.

At one point, the complaint said, the detective rejected the $1-million demand and Wortman threatened to destroy the laptop and its contents, the complaint said.

The detective, negotiating later with Moses, brought the price down to $250,000 and the defendant agreed to meet him at a diner to give him the laptop, the complaint said. Police arrested the two men there.

Wortman has pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy, attempted grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property and his case is pending.

4 Responses to “Man pleads guilty to stealing Jennifer Lopez-Marc Anthony wedding video”

  1. Valerie Farina says:

    JLo is the best

  2. jarekch says:

    No, she is not the best, she apparently sucks but anyway that was really pathetic what they’ve done. This woman had a wedding in private ceremony, she has right to privacy like anybody else in this country. Justice system sucks also, lol, 1.5 years, are they f*** kidding, because they plead guilty, they’re guilty if they plead it or not with few serious charges, I would give them 6-10 years, stupid.

  3. Chhhheeesseeeyyy child says:

    ummm what the hell r u stupid????? just coz they stole a god damn video gosh they shudnt even go 2 jail. r u on crack???? pleezz u wud make a wee-ish justice guy. jus coz shes famous who cares I DONT now go and shave ur back.
    ps. freya (matt jones’s girlfreeind) we r cuming 4 u!

  4. jarekch says:

    I’m not blind like you and I can see more than you think. Theft of private property, possession of stolen property, black mailing, fraud, harassment, that’s what they’re guilty of, I would probably add their ugly faces too, LOL.