Jeffrey Previte Wiki – Jeffrey Previte Biography
Jeffrey Previte is Ex CEO of an environmental consulting firm in L.A. Previte, who was caught on camera slapping around his dog has just been charged.
The Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office charged Jeffrey Previte, CEO of an environmental consulting firm in L.A., with 1 count of animal neglect … a misdemeanor. If convicted, he faces up to 6 months in county jail and a maximum fine of $500.
He is 46 years old.
Jeffrey Previte Slapping His Dog Video
In the clip, the 46-year-old ex-CEO could be seen violently yanking the dog off the floor by the scruff of its neck and jerking the whimpering canine through a door before striking it with the palm of his hand. The video footage of the incident was provided by a concierge who said he could hear the dog’s cries from his desk and reported the alleged abuse.
Shortly after the video went viral, Previte was forced to step down as the CEO of EBI Consulting and apologized for his actions, saying he lost his temper and “took unreasonable and unjustifiable action.” He said that the abusive video did not represent the time he spent with the dog before placing it with another family.
At the time of the incident, the Santa Monica Police Department’s Animal Services Unit had said it was investigating Previte “for a violation of Penal Code 597(a) – Animal Abuse” and will present the case to the district attorney to consider animal cruelty charges.
After gathering all the necessary information including the online video, interviews with neighbors, acquaintances, and other witnesses, the Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office has now charged Previte with one count of animal neglect, a misdemeanor charge. If convicted of the charge, the former CEO could face up to six months in county jail and a maximum fine of $500.
In addition, PETA is pushing for a lifelong ban on Previte, permanently prohibiting him from keeping any animals in his care.