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Pelican Files: Billionaire Kerkorian's Lawyer Indicted
Smoking Gun via Drudge Report ^ | February 15, 2006

Posted on 02/15/2006 1:49:59 PM PST by kcvl

Per Drudge...

TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: billionaires; drudge; kerkorian; lawyers

1 posted on 02/15/2006 1:50:00 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Mo1; Howlin; doug from upland
L.A. Lawyer Charged in Wiretap Case
Feds: Kirk Kerkorian confidante bugged phone of MGM boss's ex-wife

FEBRUARY 15--A powerful Los Angeles lawyer was indicted today on federal charges that he conspired with disgraced Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano to wiretap the telephone of the estranged wife of billionaire investor (and MGM boss) Kirk Kerkorian.
2 posted on 02/15/2006 1:51:38 PM PST by kcvl
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Another article here...

1:37 PM PST, February 15, 2006 : California

Entertainment Lawyer Indicted in Pellicano Probe
By Greg Krikorian and Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writers,0,5861520.story?coll=la-home-headlines

3 posted on 02/15/2006 1:57:46 PM PST by kcvl
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Hell will have to freeze over before the MSM mentions Pelicano's connection to Hillary.

4 posted on 02/15/2006 2:01:26 PM PST by iPod Shuffle
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To: iPod Shuffle
My goodness, how is Miss Hillary hooked up in this deal?
5 posted on 02/15/2006 2:03:06 PM PST by pointsal
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To: iPod Shuffle

Hell will have to freeze over before the MSM mentions Pelicano's connection to Hillary.

when it gets to close to hitlery, poof, no more pelicano...

6 posted on 02/15/2006 2:04:31 PM PST by ronnied (we are the only animals that bare our teeth in greeting...)
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To: ronnied

a la Jim McDougal

7 posted on 02/15/2006 2:05:25 PM PST by iPod Shuffle
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JOSEPH FARRAH, WORLDNET DAILY, JULY 3005 - A significant portion of the [Clinton's] Shadow Team's operations were carried out by private investigators, among them: Terry Lenzner, founder and chairman of the powerful Washington, D.C., detective firm Investigative Group International; high-ticket San Francisco private eye Jack Palladino and his wife Sandra Sutherland; and Hollywood sleuth Anthony J. Pellicano. . .

Hillary's detectives engaged in "a systematic campaign to intimidate, frighten, threaten, discredit and punish innocent Americans whose only misdeed is their desire to tell the truth in public," former Clinton adviser Dick Morris charged in the New York Post of Oct. 1, 1998.

Hillary's secret police tend to be a tight-lipped bunch, professionally skilled at keeping a low profile. However, we know more about Anthony "The Pelican" Pellicano than about most Hillary operatives, thanks to his boastfulness and taste for the limelight. Pellicano's violent career as a private investigator reveals much about the sorts of qualifications Hillary sought in her Shadow Team.

8 posted on 02/15/2006 2:15:49 PM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl
My initial reaction was, "Kevorkian's a billionaire? Dag!"
9 posted on 02/15/2006 2:17:40 PM PST by Shalom Israel (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.)
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Though the American press insists on not reporting this inconvenient detail, Anthony Pellicano was first hired by Bill and Hillary Clinton in 1992 in a bid to discredit Gennifer Flowers' steamy tape recordings of conversations with Mr. Clinton.

As noted in Ron Kessler's 1995 best seller, "Inside the White House," "The Clinton camp made much of the fact that Anthony J. Pellicano, an expert on audio recording analysis, had told the press that a twelve-minute portion of the tape of conversations between Flowers and Clinton had been 'selectively edited' at two points."


Arguing before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals last year, Flowers' Judicial Watch attorneys tied Pellicano directly to the first lady-turned-New York senator, telling the court: "Anthony Pellicano was a private investigator hired by Mrs. Clinton herself. And he's the one who did the analysis of the tapes."


Four days after the Monica Lewinsky story broke in January 1998, ex-Lewinsky boyfriend Andy Bleiler came forward with the claim that she had stalked him. The Washington state school teacher also contended that Lewinsky wanted to become a White House intern so she could perform oral sex on then-President Clinton.

"I'm going to Washington to get my presidential knee pads," Bleiler's lawyer, Terry Giles, quoted Lewinsky as saying.

"Anthony Pellicano, the L.A.-based private investigator and O.J. defense team veteran [was] responsible for digging up Andy Bleiler," the New York Post's Andrea Peyser reported at the time. Sexgate provocatuer Lucianne Goldberg told Peyser that Pellicano's services were bought and paid for by the Clinton White House.

When Peyser confronted the "investigator to the stars" with Goldberg's claim, he didn't deny it. "You're a smart girl. No comment," Pellicano told the Post reporter.

Indeed, the tough-talking private eye makes no bones about his hardball tactics. He claimed to carry a baseball bat, not a gun, as his weapon of choice and once told the Los Angeles Times, "I only use intimidation and fear when I absolutely have to."

10 posted on 02/15/2006 2:20:37 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Shalom Israel

Clinton dirty trickster faces 110-count indictment
Private investigator Pellicano allegedly wiretapped Sylvester Stallone's phone

Posted: February 6, 2006
3:00 p.m. Eastern

© 2006

Anthony Pellicano

A former member of President Clinton's "Shadow Team," a private investigator known for dirty tricks and rough tactics on behalf of celebrity clients, is the target of a 110-count federal racketeering indicting unsealed today in Los Angeles.

Anthony Pellicano, 61, allegedly ran an illegal wiretapping system that recorded telephone calls made by Sylvester Stallone and also accessed confidential law enforcement records on other celebrities, including actors Garry Shandling, Kevin Nealon, and Keith Carradine, journalists Anita Busch and Bernard Weinraub, and industry powers Bryan Lourd and Kevin Huvane.

11 posted on 02/15/2006 2:25:09 PM PST by kcvl
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Jim Kouri is Vice President of the
National Association of Chiefs of Police

Thursday, January 12, 2006
Hollywood Private Eye to the Stars and the Clintons in Hot Water
by Jim Kouri, CPP


The Pelican was also suspected of being retained by Bill and Hillary Clinton as part of their network of goons who harassed women who were considered a political liability for Bill Clinton while he was president. The well-paid private eye may have been involved in the Clintons' clandestine activities such as digging up dirt on those they deemed a threat.

12 posted on 02/15/2006 2:28:22 PM PST by kcvl
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Before the deaths of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman, O.J. Simpson hired Pellicano to silence a secretary who accused the football star of abusive behavior. Pellicano dug up embarrassing info about the secretary. "Anthony is one of those people who is, shall we say, a lion at the gate," said Simpson after the case was dismissed. "He is not a man to be on the wrong side of." (Dish, pg. 277-78)

Pellicano is believed to be the one who dug up information about Patricia Bowman, the woman who accused William Kennedy Smith of raping her. (Dish, pg. 278)

Pellicano also was hired by a Columbia Pictures executive to find out who'd been spreading rumors linking the executive to Heidi Fleiss...

In the not-so-distant past, Pellicano's name could be found in newspaper stories about how Roseanne Arnold found the daughter she gave up for adoption - she became enraged with him later, believing he sold the story to the National Enquirer - and again in stories disputing the legitimacy of taped conversations between Gennifer Flowers and then-presidential candidate Bill Clinton.

The Chicago native first made a name for himself in Los Angeles by casting doubt on government tapes as an expert witness for John DeLorean in the former auto maker's 1983 cocaine trial. DeLorean was acquitted - and later claimed Pellicano intimidated government witnesses.

Journalist Stuart Goldman writes on about a 1990 incident:

The Enquirer's chief goon, Anthony Pellicano, ("The Nation's Most Publicized Private Investigator") began a nonstop campaign to hound [Rod] Lurie, [Gavin] de Becker and myself. Pellicano was right out of a bad Fifties B-movie. He loved to do the good cop/bad cop bit. He threatened, he bullied, he wheedled, he cajoled. (At one point, Pellicano sent me a personal check as "hush" money to keep me from incriminating the Enquirer.) When I changed my private telephone number -- which I did frequently -- he'd call just to let me know he'd made the new number (Pellicano enjoyed a rep and expert bug/wire man).


Washington Weekly: "The Clinton White House has its agents scouring the country digging up dirt on the 24-year-old girl who made claims of a sexual involvement with Bill Clinton. The old Bimbo Eruption Swat Team has gone into overdrive, recruiting private investigator Anthony Pellicano, whose last claim to Clinton damage control fame was his "scientific determination" that the Gennifer Flowers tapes had been edited. (An independent laboratory analysis later confirmed their unedited authenticity) Now Pellicano has resurrected Monica Lewinsky's old drama coach, who did his own Gennifer Flowers number on her just minutes before Clinton's State of the Union Address."

John Connolly writes in the February 1994 issue of Los Angeles Magazine:

Early last summer, I received a telephone call from Anthony Pellicano, who informed me that he was working for Steven Seagal, about whom I had just written an unflattering article for Spy magazine. Pellicano said he was "going to get" me and then began tirade, calling me every name in the book and linking some curse words in couplets I had never heard before. I interrupted him long enough to ask if he always spoke to people he had never met in such an obnoxious manner. He responded by screaming that I was a "cockroach" and went on to say I should be glad I was in New York and not on his turf in L.A. I asked Pellicano if he was always a tough guy. "I'm not only a tough guy," he said, "I'm connected to the right people, you asshole."

In February, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton was alleged to have hired Pellicano in 1992 in an attempt to discredit Gennifer Flowers' claims of a twelve year affair with Mr. Clinton.

The episode bears an eerie resemblance to the account of Clinton sex-accuser Sally Perdue, who told the London Telegraph in 1994 that after she was threatened with physical violence, her car windshield was broken and spent shotgun shell was left on the seat. Perdue abruptly relocated to China a few months after talking to the Telegraph, shortly after Paula Jones sued Mr. Clinton for sexual harassment.

Though Pellicano's name never surfaced in connection with Perdue's allegations, he reportedly played a key role in attempts to discredit both Monica Lewinsky and Gennifer Flowers.

Five of Pellicano's former employees have been given limited immunity from prosecution and are cooperating with the federal investigation. One of them told VF: "I had been in hiding. The F.B.I. made me leave town. I am a pivotal part of this and must watch my ass. I have a gun in my home. My house has been damaged... He called my paretns...and said, 'I know your daughter's testifying and that's a damn shame.' That's when the F.B.I. told me to leave. I went to live with my bodyguard."

Some Insights Into Pellicano's Life:

* Therese DeLucio, the woman he married two days before going into prison, was a striptease dancer at a bar. He's divorcing her.

* One of his daughters has refused contact with him for years.

13 posted on 02/15/2006 2:55:48 PM PST by kcvl
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