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'Suze Orman' Ex-Director Sentenced For Spying On Nanny With Bathroom Camera

A friend of the nanny, who was 18, found the camera in the bathroom while visiting the house. 


By Jon Silman

A former director of "The Suze Orman Show" pleaded guilty Tuesday to unlawful surveillance for setting up a spycam in his bathroom to peep on a teenage nanny. 

Dan Switzen, 44, faces up to four years in prison and will have to register as a sex offender. He will be sentenced August 1.

Switzen hid the camera inside a tissue box in the bathroom of his Pleasantville, New York home to spy on his family's 18-year-old nanny, according to the New York Daily News.

The nanny last November invited two of her friends to the house - both of whom were also 18 - and one of them discovered the camera in the bathroom. Switzen was arrested that night.

In the felony complaint filed the night Switzen was arrested, police said he was trying to see the victim naked.

“He intentionally installed a video recording device in a tissue box located in his family’s bathroom to surreptitiously view a person dressing or undressing…at a place and time when (the victim) had a reasonable expectation of privacy without (her) knowledge or consent,” the complaint said, according to the Daily News.

Police said they found "incriminating" things on a memory card inside the camera.  The complaint noted that other nannies had been caught on the camera as well.

Switzen was a director of "The Suze Orman Show," a personal finance and advice program on CNBC, for more than a decade. He was also a director for "Power Lunch." CNBC has not commented on the case.

Switzen began his TV career in 1996 at MSNBC. He also used to run a fitness coach business called "Get Fit With Dan."

[Photo: Pleasantville Police Department]

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