Skip to comments.Private eye pulls his punches in Hollywood wiretapping trial
Posted on 04/28/2008 2:21:11 PM PDT by libstripper
Anthony Pellicano handled some sticky situations during his days as a private investigator for some of the biggest names in Hollywood.
He helped Michael Jackson fend off child molestation allegations and found the remains of Elizabeth Taylor's third husband after they were stolen from a cemetery.
One of his toughest challenges, however, has been acting as his own lawyer in his federal wiretapping trial that could go the jury in the next few days.
Though he built his reputation as a tough-talking, bare-knuckled gumshoe, Pellicano mostly left his aggressive demeanor outside the courtroom and chose to preserve his loyalty to his famous clients rather than reveal their secrets as part of his defense.
He called only one witness during the two-month trial and rarely raised objections when prosecutors questioned his alleged victims.
He also decided against taking the witness stand to defend himself, even though prosecutors played a number of profanity-laced audio tapes in which he reassured clients that he would make their problems go away.
His "presumption was that those conversations would never be made available to anybody," Pellicano told jurors with little emotion during a 10-minute opening statement in which he failed to declare his innocence.
"I don't think he's been very effective in court," said Laurie Levenson, a Loyola Law School professor and former federal prosecutor. "He looks like a defendant who doesn't have much to work with."
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He may be a fool, but that MAY help prevent Arkancide.
The Clintons are his most famous clients, but somehow that never gets mentioned when this guy gets into trouble.
Pellicano will NEVER rat out the Clintons....he wants to LIVE!
Obama’s people no doubt are following this case.
Oh please.....Obama’s people haven’t done much to Hillary and Bill! They should have gone for the JUGULAR and they didn’t....Obama is now a LOSER!