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Bridgehampton Woman Pleads Guilty in 'Prom Houses' Case

Leslie Jennemann to pay $35,000 in fines, Newsday reports.

A 54-year-old Bridgehampton woman who allegedly worked with Lee Hnetinka to rent out Hamptons homes under false pretenses to host after-prom parties for high schoolers pleaded guilty Friday to multiple counts of renting homes without a permit, according to Newsday.

Newsday reports that Leslie Jennemann has agreed to pay $35,000 in fines, but Hnetinka's case is still pending, and he is free on $55,000 bail pending his Nov. 1 appearance at Southampton Town Justice Court.

The East Hampton Star reported in July that Hnetinka, of Jericho, had rented out at least one of the houses under the guise of a family reunion. In reality, according to The Star, he hosted multi-day parties for teenagers at an Amagansett home, and charged $355 per person for a weekend.

On June 26, the Southampton Town Board adopted a resolution giving the town attorney the go-ahead to file temporary restraining orders against landlords and homeowners whose houses were allegedly used for after-prom parties. According to resolution, the homes are located on Brick Kiln Road and Noyac Road in Noyac; Jeffrey Lane and Laura Court in East Quogue; Parrish Pond Lane and Montauk Highway in Shinnecock Hills; and Water Mill Towd Road in Water Mill.

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Bbambi October 08, 2012 at 11:02 PM
First time I realized Leslie Jenneman was involved. Oh my.
DrSique October 09, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Anyone involved in this should be charged with endangering the welfare of a minor, however many counts. Parents who allowed their children to go off the radar for days should also be looked at by CPS. And, where exactly is the liberal outrage from groups like MADD???

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