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Judge sentences Hollywood private eye to 15 years (Pellicano)
AP ^ | 12/15/08 | AP

Posted on 12/15/2008 8:55:24 PM PST by InMemoriam

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison for running a wiretapping scheme that spied on the rich and famous.

U.S. District Judge Dale Fischer also ordered the 64-year-old Pellicano and two other defendants to forfeit a total of $2 million.

Pellicano showed no emotion when the sentence was read. "I have taken full and complete responsibility for all my actions," he said.

Fischer said Pellicano engaged in "reprehensible behavior" while digging up dirt for his well-heeled clients to use in legal and other disputes.

"He did this eagerly, sometimes maliciously and with extreme pride," the judge said.

The private eye was convicted of a combined 78 counts, including wiretapping, racketeering and wire fraud, in two separate trials earlier this year.

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TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: clinton; eavesdropping; hillary; pellicano; piaps; wiretapping
He's intimidated his last free American for a while.
1 posted on 12/15/2008 8:55:25 PM PST by InMemoriam
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To: InMemoriam

Isn’t he the CLINTON private eye who did work for the Clintonistas??? Funny how the Mediascum never manage to explore that angle......


2 posted on 12/15/2008 8:58:09 PM PST by Enchante (Was Jesse Jackson, Sr. the bagman for "Senate Candidate #5" -- JJJr.??????)
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I’m sure Hollywood will make a move of him. /sarc


3 posted on 12/15/2008 9:00:56 PM PST by Balata (Truth surfaces when FReeRepublic is engaged.)
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To: Enchante
“Isn’t he the CLINTON private eye who did work for the Clintonistas???”

Yeah, he was their paid attack dog. Hopefully he got paid more than he paid in fines... come to think of it, it was probably covered by the Clinton's.

Him shutting up was probably cheap considering what he could do to hurt them if he did not shut up.. and stay shut up.

4 posted on 12/15/2008 9:15:37 PM PST by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and may have doomed us for a generation or more.)
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To: InMemoriam
Defense attorney Steve Gruel plans to appeal Pellicano's conviction. He said authorities tried but couldn't get Pellicano to cooperate with their investigation and now are taking it out on him by recommending a hefty prison sentence. "Three years ago they wanted him to provide the sizzle, and he didn't and he won't," Gruel said.

Who was being investigated?

5 posted on 12/15/2008 9:21:55 PM PST by BenLurkin ("Mrs. Claus is a very lucky woman, sir.")
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To: BenLurkin

That sure is an intriguing quote, isn’t it?

Considering that Pellicano was the “expert” that “debunked” the Gennifer Flowers tape...and lots of his “mail a dead fish” tactics seemed to happen to lots of people who crossed the Clintons.

Interesting that he prefers what is basically life in jail. He’d rather be Susan than Jim McDougal.


6 posted on 12/15/2008 10:14:48 PM PST by InMemoriam
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