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Director indicted in Hollywood wiretaps case (John McTiernan, directed "Die Hard" and "Predator")
AP on SFGate.com ^
Posted on 04/17/2009 6:22:45 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
Los Angeles, CA (AP) -- A federal grand jury on Friday indicted a Hollywood director who had pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents investigating private eye Anthony Pellicano and later withdrew his plea.
John McTiernan, who directed "Die Hard" and "Predator," was indicted on two counts of making false statements to the FBI about Pellicano and one count of perjury for allegedly lying to a federal judge while trying to withdraw his guilty plea.
His attorney, S. Todd Neal, said the indictment is "really nothing new" and promised to rigorously defend his client.
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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; hollywood; indicted; mctiernan; pellicano; wiretaps
McTiernan asked the judge to withdraw his plea, arguing he didn't have adequate legal representation, was jet-lagged and under the influence of alcohol when he pleaded guilty to one count lying to the FBI about his association with Anthony Pellicano in April 2006.
I don't doubt it. The FBI used to be mostly about getting to the truth. These days it seems they are more about trying to trick people into lies or misstatements. Lewis Libby's case was a particularly nauseating case of that.
posted on 04/17/2009 6:29:17 PM PDT
directed "Die Hard" and "Predator")
"Die Hard" one of the most perfect action films ever made. But "Hunt for Red October", which he also directed, was head and shoulders above "Predator".
posted on 04/17/2009 6:30:59 PM PDT
But "Hunt for Red October", which he also directed, was head and shoulders above "Predator".
Dutch says no way.
posted on 04/17/2009 6:38:37 PM PDT
("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
I just watched Die Hard tonight. Fun movie. Totally implausible, but fun.
posted on 04/17/2009 8:15:18 PM PDT
("He that lives on hope will die fasting"- Ben Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac)
posted on 04/17/2009 8:26:06 PM PDT
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