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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.

TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alexanderproctor; anitabusch; anthonypellicano; arkansasmafia; bimboeruptions; clintonalumni; clintonhaters; fbi; genniferflowers; hillary; hillarylist; hollywoodpinglist; intimidation; monicastalker; neworleans; seagal; secretpolice; stevenseagal
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If you want the facts in this case so far go to the
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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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
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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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

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.


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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