A Tarzana optometrist has been charged with allegedly concealing a small "peeping Tom" video recorder in an office restroom, the L.A. city attorney said Friday.
Foad Shirazian, 38, a resident of Calabasas, and a licensed doctor of optometry, was charged with two misdemeanor counts of violating the privacy of others by using a concealed video recording device.
"A person's privacy, especially in the most personal and intimate situations, must be respected and protected," City Atty. Carmen Trutanich said in a statement. "Persons who violate that privacy will be prosecuted and held accountable under the law."
If convicted, the optometrist faces six months in jail and a $1,000 fine for each felony count.
One of Shirazian's female employees found the camera in February hidden behind a poster on the wall of a restroom in his Tarzana office, authorities said.