Allman Brothers - Midnight Rider Assistant Director Found Guilty

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    Schwartz, who pleaded not guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass, was also ordered to pay a $5,000 (£3,100) fine after the verdict came in at Wayne County superior court in Michigan on Tuesday (10Mar15).

    The restrictions of Schwartz's probation mean she cannot act as a director or producer, or hold responsibility over crew safety on any film or television production.

    The moviemaker waived her right to a jury trial, and her fate was decided by a judge, who recorded a guilty verdict after a summary trial.

    The case arose following the fatal accident on the Georgia set of The Allman Brothers biopic last year (14), when Jones, 27, was hit by a train while shooting footage on railroad tracks in Wayne County.

    The moviemaker's hearing comes a day after Randall Miller, the movie's director, was sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to the same charges. He was also ordered to pay a $25,000 (£16,000) fine and complete 360 hours of community service.
     
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    I bet she has "The Statesboro Blues" from the judges decision.
     
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    I'll never understand how people get hit by trains.
     
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    I'm glad that arrogant asshole got convicted of something. 20/20 did a report on the train accident and they showed a lot of dangerous stuff he did on other movie shoots. He bragged about not getting permission from local authorities before filming scenes and didn't care about anyone but himself. The officials from one town he filmed in said they were afraid someone was going to get killed while he was there because he removed traffic signs and even painted over a stop sign because it didn't fit the scene he was shooting.