Skip to comments.28 charges dropped in wiretap case (Prosecution request, Pellicano still faces 35 charges)
Posted on 04/10/2008 10:46:04 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
LOS ANGELES - A federal judge granted a prosecution request Thursday to dismiss 28 charges against private investigator Anthony Pellicano and a co-defendant.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Dan Saunders said the government made the request because some of the alleged victims weren't available to testify and other counts were redundant.
More than 35 charges remain against Pellicano and former Los Angeles police Sgt. Mark Arneson.
The dropped counts mostly involved wire fraud that authorities had alleged involved Arneson searching law enforcement databases for Pellicano.
The ruling by U.S. District Judge Dale Fischer came as prosecutors prepared to end their portion of the trial.
Pellicano, Arneson and three other co-defendants have pleaded not guilty in the case in which Pellicano is accused of running a criminal enterprise that used wiretaps and other clandestine tactics to dig up dirt to help his clients gain an advantage in legal and other disputes.
Didn’t Pellicano do some work for the Clintons’?
Didnt Pellicano do some work for the Clintons?
Yes, he did.