Free Republic 3rd Qtr 2020 Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $43,785
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 49%!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: pellicano

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Why did billionaire pay Clinton $15 million?

    glaringly missing from the summary was mention of $15 million in fees paid by Burkle's Yucaipa Global Opportunities Fund since 2002
  • Former Hollywood private eye ordered to trial (Clinton Goon Caused Reporter To Fear For Life)

    08/05/2009 1:12:58 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 2 replies · 443+ views
    Google news ^ | 8-06-09 | Staff
    SNIP: Prosecutors allege Pellicano hired Alexander Proctor between April and June 2002 to intimidate then-Los Angeles Times reporter Anita Busch "to cause her to fear for her life." The criminal complaint alleges Proctor went to Busch's Los Angeles County home and placed a dead fish with a rose in its mouth on the windshield of her car.
  • Anthony Pellicano Pleads Not Guilty to Threatening Reporter

    06/18/2009 1:39:43 AM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 7 replies · 436+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 06/18/2009 |,0,497881.story
    The Hollywood private eye, who is serving a 15-year sentence for wiretapping and racketeering, and an accomplice allegedly left a dead fish and a rose on an ex-L.A. Times reporter's broken windshield.
  • Director indicted in Hollywood wiretaps case (John McTiernan, directed "Die Hard" and "Predator")

    04/17/2009 6:22:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 485+ views
    AP on ^ | 4/17/09 | AP
    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.
  • Pellicano: No apologies to those he spied on (says he got careless, targets lied under oath)

    12/16/2008 1:19:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 531+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/16/08 | AP
    LOS ANGELES – Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano says he won't apologize to the people he spied on but does take responsibility for the tactics that brought him a 15-year prison sentence.
  • Judge sentences Hollywood private eye to 15 years (Pellicano)

    12/15/2008 8:55:24 PM PST · by InMemoriam · 5 replies · 520+ views
    AP ^ | 12/15/08 | AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison for running a wiretapping scheme that spied on the rich and famous. U.S. District Judge Dale Fischer also ordered the 64-year-old Pellicano and two other defendants to forfeit a total of $2 million. Pellicano showed no emotion when the sentence was read. "I have taken full and complete responsibility for all my actions," he said. Fischer said Pellicano engaged in "reprehensible behavior" while digging up dirt for his well-heeled clients to use in legal and other disputes. "He did this eagerly, sometimes maliciously...
  • Pellicano, Lawyer Convicted of Conspiracy

    08/29/2008 5:22:57 PM PDT · by John W · 12 replies · 344+ views
    MSNBC ^ | August 29, 2008 | Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES - Former Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano and his entertainment lawyer co-defendant were convicted Friday of charges linked to the wiretapping of billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian’s former wife in a child support battle. Pellicano and attorney Terry Christensen were each convicted of conspiracy to commit wiretapping. Pellicano was also convicted of wiretapping and Christensen was convicted of aiding and abetting a wiretap. “We are disappointed, think the jury is wrong, and we will be appealing,” said Patricia Glaser, Christensen’s attorney and law partner.
  • Bill And Hillary Harrased Gennifer Flowers And Lewinsky Using Sleazy Investigator Pellicano

    05/16/2008 8:32:53 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 3 replies · 577+ views
    NewsMax Hollywood Reporter ^ | 05/21/2008 | JoeClarke.Net
    Anthony Pellicano found guiltyConvicted of racketeering, conspiracyBy Leslie SimmonsMay 15, 2008, Hollywood ReporterAnthony Pellicano, the former celebrity private eye who set up shop on the Sunset Strip and boasted clients who were some of Hollywood's rich and powerful, was found guilty Thursday of racketeering, wiretapping and running a criminal enterprise. [Below Reprinted From Newsmax - 2003]From the StaffWednesday, Nov.12, 2003 10:58 a.m. ESTPellicano Tapes Could Spell Trouble for Bill and Hillary Hollywood is buzzing over "investigator to the stars" private eye Anthony Pellicano, who copped a plea earlier this year after the FBI caught him with a drawer full...
  • LA jury convicts Hollywood private eye in racketeering case (Anthony Pellicano)

    05/15/2008 1:07:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 304+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/15/08 | Greg Risling - ap
    LOS ANGELES - A Hollywood private investigator was convicted Thursday on charges that he schemed to dig up dirt for his well-heeled clients to use in lawsuits, divorces and contract disputes against the rich and famous. Anthony Pellicano, 64, was accused of wiretapping stars such as Sylvester Stallone, and running the names of others, such as Gary Shandling and Kevin Nealon, through law enforcement databases to help clients in legal and other disputes. Pellicano was convicted of racketeering and racketeering conspiracy counts. Verdicts on dozens of other counts were still being announced in court. The indictment charging Pellicano and his...
  • (Clinton Thug) Pellicano found guilty of racketeering and conspiracy

    05/15/2008 1:05:41 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 34 replies · 324+ views
    LA Times ^ | May 15, 2008 | Times Staff Writer
    A federal jury has found Los Angeles private detective Anthony Pellicano guilty of racketeering and conspiracy. The verdict, which could mean a penalty of eight to 10 years in federal prison, effectively brings to a close the career of the most infamous private eye in Los Angeles -- a man who insinuated himself into the loftiest legal and entertainment circles in town and even consulted on law enforcement cases, until he became the subject of one. Pellicano sat grinning and looking around room before the verdicts were read. But when he realized the jury had found him guilty, he crossed...
  • Private eye pulls his punches in Hollywood wiretapping trial

    04/28/2008 2:21:11 PM PDT · by libstripper · 5 replies · 98+ views
    SF ^ | April 289, 2008 | GREG RISLING
    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...
  • Judge Drops 28 Charges in Hollywood Wiretap Case (Pellicano)

    04/10/2008 5:05:26 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 5 replies · 228+ views
    Yahoooooo! ^ | April 10, 2008 | Dan Witcomb
    A judge on Thursday dropped nearly half the charges against "private eye to the stars" Anthony Pellicano and a co-defendant at the request of prosecutors, who were preparing to rest their case in the wiretapping and bribery trial. The 28 counts against Pellicano and ex-Los Angeles police sergeant Mark Arneson were dismissed by U.S. District Judge Dale Fischer after federal prosecutors said that witnesses required to prove them could not be brought to court. Both men still face 35 counts in the case, which centers on accusations that Pellicano wiretapped telephones and bribed police and telephone company officials to run...
  • 28 charges dropped in wiretap case (Prosecution request, Pellicano still faces 35 charges)

    04/10/2008 10:46:04 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 56+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/10/08 | Greg Risling - ap
    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...
  • Pellicano Trial Turns To Long Beach Murder Case (Clinton P.I. Gets Murder To Be Ruled Accident)

    04/02/2008 9:51:48 AM PDT · by icwhatudo · 4 replies · 203+ views
    Press Telegram ^ | 4-2-08 | wire
    Note to mods-This is not about the murder offer by Pellicano in previous threads-this is about his work in getting a murder ruled an accident. A former Los Angeles Police officer who once worked for Anthony Pellicano is scheduled to testify today about the ex-private investigator's work in the acquittal of a man accused of murdering a woman in Long Beach. Ward is expected to testify that she saw the unauthorized background checks that then-LAPD Sgt. Mark Arneson ran in August 2001 on Sandra Rodriguez, who plunged to her death from a Long Beach Hyatt balcony following a night of...

    04/02/2008 4:23:04 AM PDT · by 9YearLurker · 6 replies · 204+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 2, 2008 | David Finnegan and David K Li
    A filthy-rich Wall Street hedge-fund manager told jurors yesterday that Anthony Pellicano offered himself up as a Hollywood hit man who could violently settle a million-dollar dispute. Art-loving moneyman Adam Sender, 39, said he hired Pellicano in 2001 to snoop on Aaron Russo, best known for making the 1983 comedy classic "Trading Places." Sender claimed he gave Russo $1.1 million for a start-up production company that never materialized. Sender was so angry with Russo, he called Pellicano, who suggested rubbing him out
  • LA trial witness says private eye Pellicano suggested murder

    04/01/2008 8:05:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 283+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/1/08 | Greg Risling - ap
    A hedge fund manager testified Tuesday that indicted private eye Anthony Pellicano suggested that a film producer and one-time Nevada gubernatorial candidate could be murdered over an investment dispute. Adam Sender told jurors the idea came while he and Pellicano met and talked about Sender's lawsuit against Aaron Russo. Sender said he was told by Pellicano, "If I wanted to I could authorize him to have (Russo) murdered on the way back from Las Vegas, have someone follow him back, drive him off the road and bury his body somewhere in the desert." Sender said he did not approve of...
  • Witnesses say Pellicano threatened them (Hillary's Hitman Pelican Needs a Pardon)

    03/20/2008 2:51:25 PM PDT · by red flanker · 7 replies · 915+ views
    LA Times ^ | March 20, 2008 | Greg Krikorian
    Two women who were alleged targets of the private eye's investigations say they received calls warning them to remain silent. In another day of dramatic courtroom confrontations, an actress told a federal jury Wednesday that she received a terrifying telephone call threatening her son shortly after she spoke with the FBI about its wiretapping investigation of private eye Anthony Pellicano. Testifying as a government witness, Linda Doucett said an anonymous male caller in November 2003 warned her to remain silent after she had been interviewed by authorities about their probe of Pellicano for alleged wiretapping and other crimes on behalf...
  • Pellicano's Hollywood criminal enterprises

    03/07/2008 7:13:14 AM PST · by libstripper · 10 replies · 90+ views ^ | March 7, 2008 | Catherine Elsworth
    Anthony Pellicano, the so-called private eye to the stars, masterminded a "thriving criminal enterprise" that used illegal wiretapping and bribery to squash the legal problems of Hollywood's rich and famous, a prosecutor told a Los Angeles court yesterday. A jury in the long-awaited trial, expected to feature numerous celebrity witnesses, heard how greed and ambition allegedly drove Pellicano to create an elaborate infrastructure for digging up dirt on the ex-wives, lovers, business partners and rivals of his wealthy clients.
  • Tom Cruise's Lawyers Among 244 Names on Pellicano List (CLINTON THUG GOING ON TRIAL)

    02/20/2008 5:45:07 AM PST · by icwhatudo · 11 replies · 332+ views
    FOX News ^ | February 19, 2008 | Roger Friedman
    Prosecutor Daniel Saunders has issued his list of potential government witnesses in the Anthony Pellicano case, and we’ve got it exclusively. The government may not call them all, but there are 244 names on the witness list for the trial set to begin Feb. 27, in which Hollywood private eye Pellicano faces federal charges of racketeering and illegally wiretapping celebrities. The list — which was obtained by this column on Monday — includes a lot of stars, studio execs and other Hollywood players whose names are familiar either because they’re famous or infamous. You decide. What’s clear is that the...
  • CA: LA judge won't dismiss evidence in Pellicano bugging case

    12/22/2007 8:41:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 87+ views
    LOS ANGELES A federal judge refused to suppress evidence in a government case that accused Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano of illegally wiretapping stars. U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fischer issued six separate rulings on Friday that went against Pellicano and five co-defendants. The motions sought to suppress evidence the defense argued was mishandled or obtained through government misconduct. That included recordings of Pellicano's telephone conversations that were seized in a search of his Sunset Strip offices four years ago. One of the motions sought to have the entire criminal indictment dismissed. "We are extremely pleased with the court's ruling,"...