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Man Implicates Seagal in Probe: FBI Arrests Clinton Private Investigator Pellicano
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Posted on 11/22/2002 3:34:52 PM PST by jimbo123

Man Implicates Seagal and Pellicano in Probe

Fri Nov 22, 8:34 AM ET

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man charged with threatening a reporter who was investigating an alleged Mafia extortion plot against Steven Seagal told an FBI informant the actor was behind the threat, court documents show.

Alexander Proctor allegedly said in secretly recorded conversations that he was hired to carry out the threat by Anthony Pellicano, a private detective to the stars. FBI agents said Proctor told the informant Seagal hired Pellicano to threaten Los Angeles Times reporter Anita Busch.

"He wanted to make it look like the Italians were putting the hit on her so it wouldn't reflect on Seagal," Proctor, 59, told the informant, according to a search warrant affidavit filed by FBI agents who later searched Pellicano's office.

Pellicano was arrested Thursday in connection with what appeared to be explosive materials found during the search, said FBI spokesman Matt McLaughlin. He was expected to appear before a federal magistrate Friday.



An attorney for Seagal told the Los Angeles Times that his client had no involvement in the threat.



"This uncorroborated allegation by someone arrested is pure fiction and is nothing more than a transparent attempt to divert attention from himself and the real perpetrators," said attorney Martin R. Pollner, who represents Seagal. "This is part of an unrelenting campaign to disparage Mr. Seagal and reads like a bad screenplay."

A federal law enforcement source also told the newspaper that "at this time, other than Proctor's uncorroborated statements, there is no independent evidence that Seagal was involved in the threat made to the reporter."



Prosecutors said Proctor smashed Busch's windshield in June and left a dead fish with a long-stemmed rose in its mouth on the car along with a sign reading "STOP," according to a federal grand jury indictment.



Proctor was charged with interference with commerce by threats of violence, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 20 years. He has pleaded innocent.

According to court documents, Proctor told the informant he owed Pellicano about $14,000 and agreed to intimidate Busch for $10,000. Proctor allegedly told the informant he was supposed to "blow up" Busch's car as a warning so she would stop reporting about Seagal. There is no indication in court documents that Proctor ever met with Seagal.

The Los Angeles Times published several stories earlier this summer about the arrest of Seagal's former business partner, Julius Nasso, for his alleged role in a multimillion-dollar extortion scheme against the actor. Federal prosecutors in New York said they had a tape of Nasso and a Gambino crime family member plotting the shakedown.

Last month, Nasso's attorney alleged in a court document that Seagal might have been involved in the threat against Busch and that it could reflect on the actor's credibility as a witness.

Meanwhile, the FBI said its informant in the case was facing criminal charges at the time he agreed to cooperate in the Proctor investigation.


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KEYWORDS: alexanderproctor; anitabusch; anthonypellicano; arkansasmafia; bimboeruptions; clintonalumni; clintonhaters; fbi; genniferflowers; hillary; hillarylist; hollywoodpinglist; intimidation; monicastalker; neworleans; seagal; secretpolice; stevenseagal
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Pellicano is a member of the Clinton Secret Police Goon Squad who was involved in trashing Monica Lewinsky and Gennifer Flowers.
1 posted on 11/22/2002 3:34:52 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
Don't forget Katleen Wiley(sp).
2 posted on 11/22/2002 3:37:45 PM PST by Dog
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To: jimbo123
"This is part of an unrelenting campaign to disparage Mr. Seagal and reads like a bad screenplay."

One shudders to think what an attorney for Steven Seagal would consider to constitute a bad screenplay.

3 posted on 11/22/2002 3:38:37 PM PST by constable tom
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To: jimbo123
From what I've read of Steven Seagal, his hands are not entirely clean either. Besides being a flake, he's supposed to be a real prick to work with. Another Hollywood looney with too much time and too much money, who starts to believe his own PR ooze.
4 posted on 11/22/2002 3:39:31 PM PST by IronJack
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To: constable tom
"One shudders to think what an attorney for Steven Seagal would consider to constitute a bad screenplay."

Now, that's funny! Thanks...
5 posted on 11/22/2002 3:42:46 PM PST by demkicker
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To: jimbo123
Was he the one that threatened to kill Kathleen Wiley's cat?
6 posted on 11/22/2002 3:48:52 PM PST by duckbutt
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To: jimbo123
Palladino. Jack Palladino. Please rewrite the heading, or better yet, ask that it be removed.
7 posted on 11/22/2002 3:51:55 PM PST by billhilly
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To: IronJack
he's supposed to be a real p---- to work with.

HOw does this make his hands "not clean?"

8 posted on 11/22/2002 3:54:31 PM PST by TopQuark
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To: billhilly
There are three core members of the Clinton Secret Police. Terry F. Lenzner, who heads the Investigative Group Inc. Jack Palladino, who is based in San Francisco; and Anthony J. Pellicano, who is based in Los Angeles.

9 posted on 11/22/2002 4:00:10 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: duckbutt
Jared Stern was the private investigator involved in the intimidation of Kathleen Willey.
10 posted on 11/22/2002 4:02:02 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: billhilly
Secret Police
11 posted on 11/22/2002 4:03:30 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: jimbo123
Pellicano presumably knows a lot. He better watch out, or he may be Arkancided.
12 posted on 11/22/2002 4:12:06 PM PST by aristeides
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To: aristeides
I'm interested in finding out what the FBI found in his office files regarding the smearing of Monica and Gennifer.
13 posted on 11/22/2002 4:13:43 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
"This is part of an unrelenting campaign to disparage Mr. Seagal and reads like a bad screenplay."
Danger Will Robinson! Danger! Mr Seagal's lawyer just implicated his client.
14 posted on 11/22/2002 4:21:56 PM PST by lelio
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To: IronJack
I happen to like to watch Steven Seagal,he is a differant actor than most hollywood has to offer.Yes,his screenplays are not the best but he has something most actors do not in a violent scene,control.I have watched just about every martial art movie there is but, seagal has the look that maybe he's been there before.I realy know nothing about him personaly,I realy never cared,but I heard he was capable of actualy doing real time what you see him do on the screen .Any one care to comment on what they realy know about seagal?I would like to know.
15 posted on 11/22/2002 4:26:55 PM PST by eastforker
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To: IronJack
From what I've read of Steven Seagal, his hands are not entirely clean either.

Several years ago when he made the film 'Fire Down Below' a good part of it was filmed in Kentucky where my daughter lives. Way out in the boonies.

She got to know a lot of the crew pretty well. One of them told her they had to stop filming because in one of the fight scenes Seagal actually hit who he was fighting with. Little Stevie had to go wash his hands before continuing the scene. Crew considered him a big over rated jerk.

16 posted on 11/22/2002 4:36:09 PM PST by barker
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To: eastforker
I have a martial arts background from 30 years ago. Seagal appears to be VERY highly trained in Okinawa style karate along with some Japanese variations up to the sixth degree. He's the best I've seen in the movies. He's almost invulnerable to attack from the average black belt. My impression is that many of the scenes in his movies ate not stages, but he's playing with the other actors. The guy is built like a python and has fast reflexes.

Unfortunately, he seems to be going left wing nuts.

17 posted on 11/22/2002 4:44:05 PM PST by RLK
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To: RLK
Like I said,Iknow nothing of his politics,but he has the "look" if you know what I mean.If I was unarmed I would be scared to death to look this man in the eye,that is what I meant by the "look".
18 posted on 11/22/2002 4:59:17 PM PST by eastforker
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To: jimbo123
Seagal should be arrested for his country music album. It was horrible.
19 posted on 11/22/2002 5:07:19 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: jimbo123
Next I guess the court will get a deposition from the private investigator. They'll call it the Pellicano Brief.
20 posted on 11/22/2002 5:09:50 PM PST by LaGrone
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To: All
If you want the facts in this case so far go to the http://www.thesmokinggun.com/
21 posted on 11/22/2002 5:14:18 PM PST by cmsgop
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To: eastforker
Seagal has an almost taunting confidence, with some justification. But he's also aging and not a kid any more.
22 posted on 11/22/2002 5:21:36 PM PST by RLK
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To: jimbo123
Steven Seagal is a nationel embarrassment. When one sees him scurring about the screen one can't help but wonder if he doesn't spend way too much of his time in those SanFran bathhouses (I bet he throws like a girl too!)
23 posted on 11/22/2002 5:22:53 PM PST by The Duke
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To: aristeides
he may be Arkancided.

Shouldn't that be "arkansawed"? ;-)

24 posted on 11/22/2002 5:30:49 PM PST by mombonn
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To: eastforker
In the main, I concur. He has a good stage presence.
25 posted on 11/22/2002 5:43:07 PM PST by bert
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To: jimbo123
Pic of Segal
26 posted on 11/22/2002 9:34:01 PM PST by Sir Gawain
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To: jimbo123
When I read it it looked like "Man impregnates Seagull"
27 posted on 11/22/2002 9:36:53 PM PST by Bogey780
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To: constable tom
I think Seagull only has one script, but just changes the names of the characters.
28 posted on 11/22/2002 9:45:00 PM PST by Paul Atreides
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To: jimbo123
Looks like Steven is lucky to have a bit of SEAL background...
29 posted on 11/22/2002 10:10:58 PM PST by FormerLurker
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To: jimbo123
When I first read about this--I cared little. Segal is known as a very strange man--who fabricated storiest that he was involved with the CIA and other "high level sh%t" (his words).

But now I see that Pellicano a member of the Clinton Good Squad has been arrested.

Pellicano has a lot to say if he wanted to talk. He knows this, and his former "clients" know this.

I wonder if he will get a chance to use his "friends" to get out of some difficulty.

30 posted on 11/22/2002 10:24:53 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: RLK
I'll take Shinichi "Sonny" Chiba over Seagal any day.Chiba also has a black belt in Okinawa style karate.
31 posted on 11/22/2002 10:33:09 PM PST by Lady In Blue
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To: Lady In Blue; RLK
Steven Seagal is another martial arts star that really has a serious martial arts background. As a young man, Seagal saw Morehei Ueshiba, founder of aikido, demonstrate the flowing, throwing art in a class. He was hooked. Seagal ended up living in Japan for 15 years, married his instructor's daughter, and became one of the highest-ranking gaijin (foreigners) in aikido.

Seagal also holds black belt rank in kenjutsu, combat with the Japanese sword, and has trained in karate, judo, and jujitsu as well. Seagal began teaching aikido in Japan, breaking traditions as one of the first non-Japanese to start his own school. He continued teaching in Hollywood upon his return, which led to his movie career. Seagal is now becoming known as the leader of a Buddhist religious sect.
32 posted on 11/22/2002 10:59:01 PM PST by DB
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To: Lady In Blue; RLK
Note that what I posted came from http://martialarts.about.com/library/weekly/aa081400.htm
33 posted on 11/22/2002 11:00:27 PM PST by DB
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To: jimbo123
Pellicano is a member of the Clinton Secret Police Goon Squad

Goon Squad is right!

This guy fits the Clinton profile for sleaze and behind-the-scenes hits on selected enemies.

Hillary has his phone number on her Rolodex--or, more likely, memorized.

Here's a little clip that gives a hint at why this sweetheart was hand-picked by Bubba.


Playing for keeps

Cruise, the 38-year-old Top Gun and Mission: Impossible star, and Kidman have hired the most notorious detectives to dig up any dirt that could sway the [divorce]judges.

It is understood Cruise has told his lawyers to hire ace private eye Anthony Pellicano - nicknamed The Big Sleazy.

He gained fame as a take-no-prisoners dirt-digger for clients such as Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Sylvester Stallone, Priscilla Presley, James Woods and Roseanne Barr.

Pellicano once said of himself: "I always start out being a gentleman. I only use intimidation and fear when I absolutely have to."

The private eye assisted Mark Fuhrman, one of the police in the OJ Simpson murder case, to fight charges of racism.

In 1992, Pellicano bragged to GQ magazine that he had once beaten somebody with a baseball bat on behalf of a client.

When President Bill Clinton was being probed over his Whitewater dealings, his lawyers hired Pellicano to dig up dirt on Clinton's opponents.

34 posted on 11/22/2002 11:02:40 PM PST by henbane
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To: RLK
Agreed. All one has to do is watch "Out For Justice" to see Segal at his peak. He has aged without question. A lot of camera tricks now. But he could probably still kick everyones asses on this thread...mine included.
35 posted on 11/22/2002 11:10:43 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: jimbo123
http://www.lukeford.net/profiles/profiles/anthony_pellicano.htm


Pellicano, who did not respond to a reporter's requests for an interview, has admitted to resorting to strong-arm tactics. He's bragged about beating somebody with a baseball bat on behalf of a client.

11/14/02

From Reuters, 10/27/02: ....[A] federal magistrate in Los Angeles denied bail for Alexander Proctor because of his prior drug and burglary convictions and prosecutors' claim that he is a flight risk, Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel Saunders said.

Proctor, 58, was arrested outside his West Los Angeles home earlier that day by a team of Los Angeles police and FBI organized crime agents. He was charged with a single charge of interfering with commerce by threats of violence, for allegedly trying to stop the Times and Busch from printing the stories.

If convicted he could receive up to 20 years in jail.



36 posted on 11/22/2002 11:42:07 PM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: SkyPilot
actually Segal publicly denies he was ever with the CIA...but probably floated that rumor himself.

he's still a bum. he left ditched his wife and kid in Japan after he met a new woman in the states. This after he had left his family in japan for a year or so.

37 posted on 11/22/2002 11:49:31 PM PST by KneelBeforeZod
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To: Lady In Blue; RLK; DB
I'll take Frank Shamrock or Tito Ortiz over either of them...
38 posted on 11/23/2002 12:03:03 AM PST by KneelBeforeZod
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To: eastforker
Seagal's fighting skills are outstanding. He's an accomplished martial artist. The stuff he did in "Above The Law" would work in the real world, if you had the strength and speed. Of course in the bar fight they wouldn't have fought him one at a time.
39 posted on 11/23/2002 12:12:48 AM PST by 185JHP
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To: hole_n_one
Man, does that bring back memories. It's easy to forget (because of the horror of it all) just how evil the Clintons really are. Evil to their very core.

Also, it's hard to remember a time when NewsMax was actually a vital source of alternative news. After the Clintons' power waned, it became a parody of itself.

40 posted on 11/23/2002 3:25:13 AM PST by Illbay
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To: henbane
Given that Pellicano has such solid Hollywood connections, and that the Hollywood Left worships Clinton (on their kneepads) as a god, one has to wonder who actually paid for Pellicano's services on behalf of the Clintons.
41 posted on 11/23/2002 3:30:09 AM PST by Illbay
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To: RLK
His martial art is Aikido, isn't it?
42 posted on 11/23/2002 3:38:37 AM PST by 4Freedom
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To: DB
I used to live in Ueshiba's hometown of Tanabe in Wakayama prefecture, myself. A lot of foreigners live there and are studying Aikido now. It's funny because Segal also speaks Osaka-ben Japanese like I and my wife. His daughter is pretty hot too...
43 posted on 11/23/2002 3:50:35 AM PST by struggle
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To: FormerLurker; Travis McGee
As far as I know, he doesn't have a SEAL background. Although he did hire at least one SEAL for the film originally called 'Dreadnaught' -I can't remember what it was called once it hit the market but it was filmed on the battleship Alabama in Mobile Bay, and had terrorists taking over the battleship. He had to hire a SEAL to do a dive scene and none of his original cast wanted to dive in water that might have 'gators in it. One of the extras who turned out just for fun turned out to be an ex-SEAL or maybe an ex-Navy diver and he said he'd do it. (The guy is probably the one who got all the movie divers scared to go in in the first place, LOL) So in addition he ended up getting a more visible role - whoopee - he played the officer who got shot right between the eyes at one point in the film.

Perhaps Seagal used some of that guy's sea tales to pad his reputation... or he may actually have been in the SEALS at one time but I've never heard of it since I seldom give a rat's behind about actors. Do you know if he was a SEAL, Travis?

44 posted on 11/23/2002 3:51:11 AM PST by piasa
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To: DB
I was under the impression Seagal was training in Aikido and Koppojutsu, which is a striking system that focuses on striking the bones and joints of the body with the intention of breaking/destroying them.
45 posted on 11/23/2002 3:51:26 AM PST by I_dmc
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To: jimbo123
You are right, of course. Some idiot is using my screen name at night after a couple of scotch and waters I believe.
46 posted on 11/23/2002 3:52:52 AM PST by billhilly
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To: 185JHP
That big bald guy in that bar scene is Frank Degeberg from the Degeberg Academy in Chicago. He's a real character and cross-trained in a number of different martial arts. He would be hard for Segal to beat in a real bar fight.

Another notable martial artist that Segal faced in another one of his bar fight scenes was Dan Inosanto, 'sticks'. I'd put him in the unbeatable category for Segal, or almost anyone else in the world in a real 'stick fight'.

47 posted on 11/23/2002 4:06:27 AM PST by 4Freedom
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To: cmsgop
repeat
48 posted on 11/23/2002 6:07:30 AM PST by prognostigaator
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To: jimbo123
Planning a little Arkansaside, hmmmmmm? And to think some people didn't believe the Clinton cronies were capable of this sort of thing.
Pellicano is a member of the Clinton Secret Police Goon Squad who was involved in trashing Monica Lewinsky and Gennifer Flowers.
49 posted on 11/23/2002 6:20:19 AM PST by concerned about politics
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To: TopQuark
HOw does this make his hands "not clean?"

It doesn't. But there have been rumors of Seagal being connected to the Mob for a number of years. Considering the vast ego of the man, it is likely he's highly ambitious. It seems doubtful that his successes have been the result of his talent, since he has none. In that context, the rumors make sense.

50 posted on 11/23/2002 6:22:53 AM PST by IronJack
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