NORTH HILLS, N.Y. (WPIX) - A North Hills cardiologist is adamantly denying charges that he spied on female employees with a hidden camera inside his Manhasset office bathroom.
Vincent Pacienza, 54, pleaded not guilty in court Wednesday to one count of second-degree unlawful surveillance, the charge reportedly handed down by a Nassau County grand jury on Oct. 29.
Pacienza was arrested by Nassau County police last June. He was released Wednesday on $2,500 bail.
Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said Pacienza installed a video camera hidden inside an air purifier inside one of the bathrooms at Manhasset Cardiovascular and Wellness Center. Authorities said Pacienza shut down the employees-only bathroom after the camera was installed, which forced everyone that worked there to use the bathroom equipped with the camera.