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  • Chris Rock Turned to Pellicano in '99 Suit

    04/25/2006 12:06:05 PM PDT · by libstripper · 9 replies · 839+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 25, 2006 | Greg Krikorian, Chuck Philips and Robert Welkos
    Private investigator Anthony Pellicano allegedly searched confidential criminal databases for incriminating information on a Hungarian model after she asserted a paternity claim against comedian Chris Rock, court records and interviews show. The disclosure adds the biggest celebrity name thus far to the list of people whom Pellicano purportedly sought to help by intimidating courtroom foes. The model, Monika Zsibrita, 33, was named in a February indictment as one of numerous victims of Pellicano's alleged wiretapping and racketeering conspiracy on behalf of A-list Hollywood attorneys and other prominent clients.
  • Billionaire Linked to Columnist Reports Being Shaken Down by a Hollywood Detective

    04/20/2006 6:15:36 AM PDT · by libstripper · 6 replies · 585+ views
    The New York Times ^ | April 20, 2006 | DAVID M. HALBFINGER and ALLISON HOPE WEINER
    LOS ANGELES, April 19 — When the supermarket billionaire Ronald W. Burkle accused a New York Post gossip columnist of demanding hundreds of thousands of dollars for protection from nasty items in Page Six, it was not the first time that he had told authorities he was the victim of a shakedown. In 2002, Mr. Burkle has told federal investigators, the Hollywood private detective Anthony Pellicano demanded that Mr. Burkle pay him $100,000 to $250,000 in exchange for Mr. Pellicano's agreeing not to investigate him. Mr. Pellicano told him he had been hired by Michael S. Ovitz, the former talent...
  • The Pellicano Files ( Clinton's private eye )

    04/19/2006 9:57:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 53 replies · 2,025+ views
    The Guardian ^ | April 19, 2006 | Dan Glaister
    Pellicano did work directly with one president: during Bill Clinton's first presidential campaign Pellicano was hired, reportedly by Hillary Clinton, to discredit Gennifer Flowers, the woman who alleged that she had maintained a 12-year affair with the candidate. Six years later, with Clinton into his second term, the White House, according to the New York Post, hired Pellicano, considered a respected forensic audio specialist, to look into Monica Lewinsky's background. Another report places Pellicano, who was hired by OJ Simpson before the murder of Nicole Simpson, outside her house on the night that she was killed... Anthony Pellicano has worked...
  • Director Pleads Guilty in Wiretap Case

    04/18/2006 5:05:47 AM PDT · by libstripper · 1 replies · 241+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 8, 2006 | LINDA DEUTSCH
    A somber "Die Hard" director John McTiernan stood before a federal judge and said he made "knowingly false" statements to an FBI agent about Anthony Pellicano, the celebrity private eye he admitted hiring to wiretap a business associate. McTiernan, who pleaded guilty Monday to making false statements, faces up to five years in prison when he is sentenced July 31. He is the highest-profile figure yet to be named in the investigation of Pellicano, who is accused of bugging phones and bribing police to get information on celebrities and others. Pellicano has pleaded not guilty.
  • F.B.I. Files Link Big Film Names to a Detective (More on the saga of Hillary's Pelican)

    04/14/2006 5:37:47 AM PDT · by libstripper · 1 replies · 402+ views
    The New YorkTimes ^ | April 14, 2006 | DAVID M. HALBFINGER and ALLISON HOPE WEINER
    LOS ANGELES, April 13 — The chairman of Paramount Pictures and a onetime Hollywood superagent had far more direct dealings than they have acknowledged publicly with the celebrity detective at the center of a rapidly expanding wiretapping scandal, according to government evidence. Skip to next paragraph Multimedia Graphic: Connected Brad Grey, Paramount's chairman, told the F.B.I. that he spoke with Anthony Pellicano about two lawsuits in which Mr. Pellicano, a private detective, was working on Mr. Grey's behalf, and that he learned information about his legal opponents directly from Mr. Pellicano. A former employee of Mr. Pellicano, who was charged...
  • NYT's New Pellicano Blockbuster Exposes Brad Gray and Mike Ovitz

    04/13/2006 9:06:49 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 531+ views
    LA Weekly ^ | 4/13/6 | Nikki Finke
    In a blockbuster story for tomorrow's edition, The New York Times reports "government evidence" that Brad Grey and Mike Ovitz "had far more direct dealings than they have publicly acknowledged" with Pellicano. The story drags the current chairman of Paramount Pictures (Grey) and the ex-Most Powerful Man in Hollywood (Ovitz) further into the Pellicano case with way more detail about what both men have reportedly told the FBI. The paper reports that Grey changed his account of events from one July 2003 interview with the FBI to another January 2004 FBI interview. It says Ovitz admitted to the FBI "he asked Pellicano for embarrassing...
  • 'Die Hard' Director Charged In Pellicano Case (Hillary's Pellicano)

    04/03/2006 5:13:44 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 4 replies · 511+ views
    CBS 2 ^ | 4/3/06 | CBS 2
    CBS) LOS ANGELES Movie director John McTiernan Monday became the 14th person charged in the case involving Hollywood sleuth-to-the-stars Anthony Pellicano. McTiernan, who has directed such films as "Die Hard", "The Thomas Crown Affair" and "The Hunt for Red October," is charged in a criminal information with one count of lying to FBI investigators when he denied knowing about Pellicano's alleged wiretapping. Prosecutors allege McTiernan hired Pellicano to wiretap producer Charles Roven. A federal criminal information is different from an indictment in that it is filed by prosecutors, and not a grand jury. It is frequently filed when the defendant...
  • Pellicano Wiretap Witness Admits Scheme (HILLARY'S pi)

    03/18/2006 1:01:09 PM PST · by radar101 · 6 replies · 772+ views
    L A TIMES ^ | March 19, 2006 | Greg Krikorian and Andrew Blankstein,
    A Valencia businessman admitted Friday to conspiring with Anthony Pellicano to illegally dig up information about a teenager who had accused him of sexual assault, becoming the latest witness cooperating in the federal probe of the indicted private eye. "I hired Mr. Pellicano because he told me he could listen in" to the young woman's phone calls, a shaken George Kalta, 37, told U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fischer, as he entered his guilty plea. "That was the only reason I hired Mr. Pellicano." The plea makes Kalta the fourth person to acknowledge that they hired — or helped —...
  • Wiretap defendant implicates Hollywood sleuth

    03/17/2006 10:15:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies · 474+ views
    Reuters ^ | Fri Mar 17, 2006 | Dan Whitcomb
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California man on Friday admitted paying ex-private eye Anthony Pellicano to intercept phone calls, becoming the first defendant to say in open court he hired Pellicano to engage in wiretapping. George Kalta, one of 13 people charged so far in the federal wiretap case surrounding Pellicano that has become a major scandal in Tinseltown, implicated the Hollywood sleuth before a federal judge as he pleaded guilty to conspiracy. The 37-year-old owner of a wholesale lighting business was accused in a U.S. District Court indictment of paying Pellicano $25,000 in 2001 to eavesdrop on a woman...
  • What's Missing in the Media's Pellicano File

    03/16/2006 5:48:25 PM PST · by libstripper · 9 replies · 640+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | March 16, 2006 | Thomas Lipscomb
    Everyone's favorite Hollywood bad guy/private eye, Anthony Pellicano, is back in the news this week, making for the usual colorful coverage. But why has the mainstream media continued to ignore the alleged links between the P.I. and Sen. Hillary Clinton? By Thomas Lipscomb (March 15, 2006) -- The New York Times began the week with a delicious glimpse of Hollywood Babylon, “A Studio Boss and a Private Eye Star in a Bitter Hollywood Tale” by David M. Halbfinger and Allison Hope Weiner. This is yet another tale of everyone’s’ favorite rogue real-life Hollywood P.I., Anthony Pellicano. He was private eye...
  • (Nicole) KIDMAN QUIZZED IN P.I. CASE (Hillary's Pellicano)

    03/16/2006 3:09:21 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 13 replies · 934+ views
    NY Post ^ | 3/16/06 | Richard Johnson/Page Six
    NICOLE Kidman has been questioned by the FBI in the mushrooming investigation of private eye Anthony Pellicano's illegal wiretapping, sources say, because the feds found a recording of her talking to Tom Cruise in computers they seized from Pellicano's office in 2002. The recording was evidently made in 2001 after Kidman and Cruise announced they were getting a divorce. Cruise was represented by top L.A. matrimonial lawyer Dennis Wasser, who is known to have used Pellicano on other cases. Kidman, who was repped by New York lawyer Bill Beslow, hired private eye Richie Di Sabatino. Di Sabatino was surprised to...
  • A Studio Boss and a Private Eye Star in a Bitter Hollywood Tale

    03/13/2006 5:15:23 AM PST · by libstripper · 1 replies · 533+ views
    The New York Times ^ | March 13, 20006 | DAVID M. HALBFINGER and ALLISON HOPE WEINER
    TEMECULA, Calif., March 12 — The phone rang in Linda Doucett's desert ranch house here in the late spring of 1998. It was her ex-fiancé, the comedian Garry Shandling, calling. Again. Skip to next paragraph Jamie Rector for The New York Times Anthony Pellicano, a Hollywood investigator now under indictment. Forum: Movies Sandy Huffaker for The New York Times Linda Doucett at her home in Temecula, Calif. Mr. Shandling had called several times that year to talk about his lawsuit accusing Brad Grey, his longtime manager and friend, of enriching himself at his expense. Now he was asking Ms. Doucett...
  • CRUISE BLUES (FBI to grill Tom Cruise in Pellicano case)

    03/02/2006 8:43:28 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies · 738+ views
    NY Post ^ | 3/2/2006 | DAVID K. LI
    LOS ANGELES — The FBI wants to grill Tom Cruise and his hot-shot divorce lawyer as part of its ever-widening probe against disgraced Hollywood gumshoe Anthony Pellicano, sources said yesterday. Cruise might be linked to Pellicano through powerful L.A. entertainment lawyer Terry Christensen, a partner in the Century City firm Christensen, Miller, Fink, Jacobs, Glaser, Weil & Shapiro.
  • Prosecutors: Another indictment coming in Hollywood wiretaps case [Hillary's Pellicano]

    03/01/2006 4:12:16 PM PST · by SmithL · 1 replies · 440+ views
    AP ^ | 3/1/6 | GREG RISLING
    LOS ANGELES - At least one more indictment will be filed in a Hollywood wiretapping scandal, but a prosecutor wouldn't say Wednesday if it will name more defendants or only add allegations in the case. During a hearing in U.S. District Court, Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel Saunders said he expected the new indictment to be returned before April 18, the tentative trial date for private investigator Anthony Pellicano and seven other defendants. A total of 13 people have been charged in the case. Three have pleaded guilty to a variety of charges, including wire fraud and perjury. Saunders declined to...
  • Top Divorce Lawyer's Ties to Pellicano Are Probed (Hillary's Pellicano)

    03/01/2006 7:25:20 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 2 replies · 318+ views
    LA Times ^ | 3/1/2006 | Henry Weinstein and Greg Krikorian
    Divorce lawyer Dennis Wasser, who has represented some of Hollywood's biggest names, including Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg, has been notified by federal authorities that he is a "person of interest" in their ongoing probe of indicted private investigator Anthony Pellicano, Wasser's attorneys said Tuesday.
  • Anthony Pellicano and His Tangled Web

    02/27/2006 5:20:06 AM PST · by libstripper · 11 replies · 508+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | Feb 26, 2006 | Rachel Abramowitz And Robert Welkos
    Anthony Pellicano cut a figure straight out of "L.A. Confidential." Intimidation for hire — the tough-talking gumshoe with the Louisville Slugger always at the ready. Over the course of his 20-some years in Los Angeles, he also managed to insinuate himself into the New Hollywood — a place where ambition, rivalry and hardball tactics are as much an art form as a blood sport. The outlines of Pellicano's long shadow are now emerging in an unfolding federal investigation in which the private detective and 12 others have been indicted on various charges of wiretapping, bribery and witness tampering. The private...
  • Celebrity Lawyer in Talks About Wiretapping Evidence (Tom Cruise implicated in Pellicano probe?)

    02/25/2006 9:10:38 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies · 635+ views
    NY Times ^ | 2/25/06 | DAVID M. HALBFINGER and ALLISON HOPE WEINER
    LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 — Bert Fields, the Hollywood superlawyer, who frequently employed the disgraced private eye Anthony Pellicano, and his law firm are in talks with prosecutors to try to avoid charges in the wiretapping investigation that has already led to the indictment of at least 13 people, lawyers briefed on the case said. Prosecutors are presenting Mr. Fields and his firm, Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman Machtinger & Kinsella, with what they say is evidence against them, and giving them an opportunity to respond, the lawyers said. Both sides have agreed to suspend the normal statutory limitations that could...
  • Pellicano Wiretap Indictment

    02/21/2006 6:24:00 AM PST · by libstripper · 6 replies · 561+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | Feb. 3, 2006 | The Smoking Gun
    An illegal wiretapping and information gathering network run by disgraced Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano allegedly recorded Sylvester Stallone's telephone calls and accessed confidential law enforcement records pertaining to other entertainment industry figures, including actors Garry Shandling, Kevin Nealon, and Keith Carradine, journalists Anita Busch and Bernard Weinraub, and powerful agents Bryan Lourd and Kevin Huvane. Pellicano and six associates were named in a 110-count federal racketeering indictment unsealed today in Los Angeles. A copy of the 60-page indictment can be found below.
  • Another Case Is Linked to Pellicano (Hillary's PI wiretapped assault victim)

    02/20/2006 10:02:24 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies · 926+ views
    LA Times ^ | 2/18/06 | Greg Krikorian and Andrew Blankstein
    A Valencia businessman accused of paying Anthony Pellicano to wiretap a teenager who had accused him of sexual assault emerged Friday as the 13th person charged in the ongoing federal investigation of the indicted private eye. Federal court documents allege that George Kalta paid $75,000 in three installments between Oct. 17, 2001, and April 18, 2002, with the hope that the illegal tape recordings would help his case. The Los Angeles County district attorney's office charged Kalta in early 2002 with sexual battery by restraint and false imprisonment. County prosecutors said Kalta's victim was an 18-year-old woman who first encountered...
  • Lawyer Indicted in PI Inquiry (Kerkorian Atty, Terry Christensen, indicted in Pellicano case)

    02/16/2006 6:01:44 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 8 replies · 351+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 16, 2006 | Andrew Blankstein and Greg Krikorian
    Reaching for the first time into the upper ranks of Hollywood's legal establishment, the federal grand jury investigating private eye Anthony Pellicano indicted prominent Los Angeles entertainment attorney Terry N. Christensen on Wednesday for allegedly having the ex-wife of billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian wiretapped. Christensen paid Pellicano $100,000 to listen in on Lisa Bonder Kerkorian's phone calls to her attorneys and to share the information with Christensen, Kerkorian's longtime lawyer and business partner, to give him a tactical edge in a bitter child support case in 2002, the grand jury alleged. (snip) Christensen, best known as lawyer for Kerkorian, one...
  • Clients, associates of celeb private eye plead not guilty in LA [Hillary's Pellicano]

    02/14/2006 11:56:01 AM PST · by SmithL · 4 replies · 406+ views
    AP ^ | 2/14/6 | CHRISTINA ALMEIDA
    Los Angeles -- Five clients and associates of Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano pleaded not guilty Tuesday to federal charges related to a sweeping allegations of a conspiracy of wiretapping and digging up dirt on people, including celebrities. Mark Arneson, a retired Los Angeles police sergeant, was the first to enter his plea. Federal prosecutors allege Arneson used his access to law enforcement databases to search names for "confidential, embarrassing or incriminating" information, receiving at least $189,000 from Pellicano.
  • CA: Ovitz subpoenaed in lawsuit involving indicted private investigator - Anthony Pellicano

    02/11/2006 11:26:30 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 281+ views
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Attorneys for a former Los Angeles Times reporter who was threatened while researching a story on an alleged Hollywood extortion plot have subpoenaed agent Michael Ovitz to give a sworn deposition in a civil lawsuit. The lawsuit filed in June 2004 in Los Angeles Superior Court alleges Pellicano and others, including former Los Angeles police Sgt. Mark Arneson, directed and led threats and attacks against Busch. Busch was researching a possible link between actor Steven Seagal and a reputed Mafia associate in June 2002 when she found her car's windshield punctured by an apparent bullet hole....
  • Secrets remain after indictment of Hollywood private eye - Anthony Pellicano

    02/11/2006 11:24:15 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 549+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/11/06 | Greg Risling - ap
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - For more than two decades, if there was a scandal to be snuffed out in Hollywood, private investigator Anthony Pellicano was considered the man for the job. In 1983, his analysis of audio tapes and other evidence undermined testimony from witnesses and helped earn auto maker John DeLorean an acquittal in a cocaine trafficking case. Ten years later, he worked for pop superstar Michael Jackson in his first fight against child molestation allegations. Actor Sylvester Stallone once called the detective a "very good friend." Through his celebrity connections, Pellicano eventually became a star in his own...
  • Former music exec held without bail in Hollywood wiretapping case [Hillary's Pellicano alert]

    02/08/2006 10:36:15 AM PST · by SmithL · 7 replies · 610+ views
    AP ^ | 2/8/6
    Los Angeles -- A federal magistrate judge said a former president of Hollywood Records was a flight risk and ordered him held without bail in a wiretapping case involving Hollywood private investigator Anthony Pellicano. Prosecutors on Tuesday presented e-mails allegedly written by Robert Pfeifer in which he told a friend that he would either flee or kill himself instead of possibly serving time in jail. "I will know before I get served an indictment. And you know I am not sticking around for that," Pfeifer allegedly wrote in a Nov. 13, 2003, message to his friend Rosemary Carroll. "I would...
  • DFU SONG: That's Amore (that's Hillary's thug, Pellicano)

    02/06/2006 8:07:04 PM PST · by doug from upland · 3 replies · 499+ views
    DFU SONGS | 2-2006 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - THAT'S AMORE (fairly long intro) hired him to shut up Bill's women, Pellicano Were there threats, oh, you bet...'cause you should never test Pellicano He would break Sally Perdue's legs even if she begged Only fools don't believe it If you had Clinton evidence he would hop your fence He'd go in and retrieve it hired him to shut up Bill's women, Pellicano When you mess with the Clintons, there is not a rule that applies If you're posing a threat, you'll be facing him mano a ma-ano He had worked for the mob and did 's job,...
  • Hollywood detective indicted for wiretaps (Wiretapped five rape victims)

    02/06/2006 12:39:52 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 24 replies · 1,235+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/6/06 | Reuters
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hollywood's most famous private investigator, Anthony Pellicano, was charged with wiretapping journalists, entertainers and alleged rape victims for his clients in an indictment unsealed on Monday. Among those who were allegedly wiretapped or subjected to illegal computer searches were comedian "Rocky" actor Sylvester Stallone, Garry Shandling, former New York Times film industry correspondent Bernard Weinraub, former Los Angeles Times reporter Anita Busch, five women who accused software millionaire John Gordon Jones of rape, Saturday Night Live comedian Kevin Nealon and actor Keith Carradine. Pellicano, whose clients have included top Hollywood entertainment lawyers and executives as well...
  • Hollywood private eye indicted on racketeering charges - Anthony Pellicano

    02/06/2006 11:41:44 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 666+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/6/06 | Christina Almeida - ap
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Celebrity private eye Anthony Pellicano pleaded not guilty Monday to racketeering charges contained in an indictment alleging he paid police officers and others to access confidential records and provide him with information. The indictment was unsealed but not immediately released. Attorney Steven Gruel, who represents Pellicano, said the indictment detailed 105 counts against his client. In addition to racketeering, he was charged with unauthorized computer access, interception of wire communications and possession of a wiretapping device, the lawyer said. Gruel declined further comment on the charges. He briefly made a copy of the indictment available to...
  • Tom Cruise, Jacko: Common Problem (Pellicano Wiretap Case)

    02/06/2006 9:14:57 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 24 replies · 1,105+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 2/6/06 | Roger Friedman
    Tom Cruise and Michael Jackson, two very private show business names regularly in the news, have someone in common who could cause a lot of trouble for them: Anthony Pellicano. The infamous private eye who just finished a stretch in prison on Friday stemming from an incident in which he threatened the life of a reporter will be arraigned today at 2 p.m. PT on a variety of charges still unknown. But what could come out when Pelicano’s indictment is unsealed in federal court might very well include embarrassing anecdotes about this pair and many other really famous people for...
  • Clinton dirty trickster faces new charges (Pellicano)

    02/06/2006 2:44:39 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 13 replies · 774+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 2/6/2006 | WorldNetDaily
    A former member of President Clinton's "Shadow Team," a private investigator known for dirty tricks and rough tactics on behalf of celebrity clients, will face unspecified charges tomorrow in a high-profile Hollywood scandal. Anthony Pellicano, 61, worked for many of Hollywood's elite before and after being commissioned by Hillary Clinton during her husband's administration to spy on their perceived "enemies." His celebrity clients have included Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor and Sylvester Stallone. Pellicano was released Friday from a federal prison after completing a 2 1/2-year sentence for possessing illegal weapons. He was transferred to San Bernardino County Jail, which is...
  • Clinton dirty trickster faces charges [Pellicano Wiretaps]

    02/05/2006 9:49:39 PM PST · by ncountylee · 8 replies · 806+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | February 5, 2006
    former member of President Clinton's "Shadow Team," a private investigator known for dirty tricks and rough tactics on behalf of celebrity clients, will face unspecified charges tomorrow in a high-profile Hollywood scandal. Anthony Pellicano, 61, worked for many of Hollywood's elite before and after being commissioned by Hillary Clinton during her husband's administration to spy on their perceived "enemies." snip During two terms of the Clinton administration, Pellicano was one of several private investigators used by the White House to conduct "shadow" operations. Others included Terry Lenzner, founder and chairman of the powerful Washington detective firm Investigative Group International, and...
  • New charges await celebrity private eye [Hillary's Pellicano]

    02/05/2006 1:30:40 PM PST · by SmithL · 5 replies · 694+ views
    AP ^ | 2/5/6 | GREG RISLING
    LOS ANGELES - Hollywood loves a good scandal - cheating spouses, sex tapes, drug addictions. The industry's obsessive rumor mill has churned over the past few months in anticipation of the outcome of a three-year FBI investigation into suspected illegal wiretapping by celebrity private investigator Anthony Pellicano. Answers could finally be revealed Monday when the 61-year-old shamus is expected to be arraigned on unspecified federal charges. "Everybody wonders who is going to take the fall," said Laurie Levenson, a professor at Loyola Law School and a former federal prosecutor. "He's like (Jack) Abramoff. You just hope you didn't get your...
  • Music Figure Held in Pellicano Case (Pellicano = Hillary's Private Eye)

    02/05/2006 4:41:00 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 13 replies · 640+ views
    LA Times ^ | 2/5/06 | Greg Krikorian
    In the latest chapter of a still-unfolding investigation, FBI agents have quietly arrested a former music industry executive in connection with the wiretap and conspiracy prosecution of former Hollywood private investigator Anthony Pellicano. Robert Joseph Pfeifer, 50, once president of Disney-owned Hollywood Records, was taken into custody Friday afternoon and held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in downtown Los Angeles, sources close to the investigation said Saturday. The sources added that more people could be charged by Monday, when authorities are expected to unseal a federal indictment against Pellicano and others. -snip- Also filed in the custody case was a...
  • The Shadow Team (from HILLARY'S SECRET WAR)

    07/12/2005 12:02:46 PM PDT · by Richard Poe · 82 replies · 2,583+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | July 12, 2005 | Richard Poe
    HILLARY'S SECRET WAR The Shadow Team Posted: July 12, 20051:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: The following is an eye-opening look into New York Times best-selling author Richard Poe's revealing book, "Hillary's Secret War." Whereas Edward Klein's book on the New York senator reveals previously unknown aspects of her personal life, Poe's expose focuses on how Hillary Clinton and the left's "shadow government" have labored to put her and her far-left agenda in the White House by controlling the still-uncensored flow of real news to Americans – via the Internet.If that sounds too fantastic to be true, read on. By Richard...
  • Celebrity sleuth Pellicano re-arrested in Calif (PI that Hillary denies she knows, re: Flowers)

    02/04/2006 6:54:13 PM PST · by AliVeritas · 29 replies · 1,091+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2-4-2006 | Steve Gorman
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Private eye to the stars Anthony Pellicano, freed from prison on Friday after serving 2 1/2 years for firearms offenses, was immediately arrested again in a federal wiretap investigation closely watched in Hollywood. The charges were contained in sealed court documents that will be made public when Pellicano, 61, is arraigned on Monday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, said Inspector Jimell Griffin, a spokesman for the U.S. Marshals Service. The former private detective whose clients have included Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Michael Jackson, has been quoted as vowing never to betray his high-profile...
  • Private Eye May Be Tried Again

    02/03/2006 5:35:37 AM PST · by libstripper · 4 replies · 302+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Feb. 3, 2006 | Greg Krikorian, Henry Weinstein and Chuck Philips
    Former private investigator Anthony Pellicano will be returned to Los Angeles from a federal prison near Bakersfield as early as today to face new charges that he and others illegally used wiretaps and confidential law enforcement records to help his clients, sources said Thursday. The transfer of Pellicano to local federal custody comes as authorities prepare for the release of grand jury indictments resulting from more than three years of investigation by the FBI, said the sources, who refused to be identified because of the continuing criminal probe. The indictments could be announced as soon as Monday, they said.
  • Illegal wiretapping by Pellicano alleged

    01/23/2006 9:30:42 PM PST · by SmithL · 35 replies · 816+ views
    Copley News Service ^ | 1/23/6 | Matt Krasnowski
    LOS ANGELES – After months of behind-the-scenes maneuvering, a federal probe into the alleged illegal wiretapping activities of private investigator to the stars Anthony Pellicano appears to be ready for its close-up. Prosecutors revealed recently that Pellicano's former girlfriend and a veteran police officer pleaded guilty to charges in connection with the investigation. The girlfriend, Sandra Will Carradine, 58 – once married to actor Keith Carradine – pleaded guilty to a perjury count for lying to a grand jury about whether she knew about Pellicano tapping her former husband's phone. Former Beverly Hills police Officer Craig Stevens, 45, of Oak...
  • Clintons In Hollywood Hot Water - Thanks to the Private Eye to the Stars... Anthony Pellicano

    01/18/2006 6:25:33 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies · 3,036+ views
    CaliforniaRepublic.org ^ | 1/18/06 | Jim Kouri
    There are probably two private detectives who are considered the leading private eyes for the stars: Former NYPD detective Bo Dietl on the east coast, and Anthony Pellicano on the west coast. Of the two only one -- Tony Pellicano -- is the subject of an ongoing federal investigation into illegal wiretapping by a high-profile private detective in Hollywood known as The Pelican. Two witnesses -- his ex-girlfriend, and the other police officer -- on Tuesday pleaded guilty to having lied to a grand jury about the detective's use of wiretaps and other illegal tactics. These pleas, one coming from...
  • Clinton P.I in Trouble of Own

    01/15/2006 5:56:15 PM PST · by WatchYourself · 14 replies · 1,273+ views
    CH Journal ^ | Jan 14, 2006 | Jim Kouri
    Pellicano is already in prison on federal charges of possessing explosives and grenades at his office, although he is due to be released on parole next month. So far, the federal government has filed no new charges against him, but federal investigators aren't finished with their widening probe. The Pelican was also suspected of being retained by the Clintons as part of their network of goons who harassed women who were considered a political liability for Bill Clinton while he was president. The well-paid private eye may have been involved in the Clintons' clandestine activities such as digging up dirt...
  • Hillary's Detective Charged with Intimidation

    06/25/2005 8:27:31 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 41 replies · 1,546+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 6/25/05 | Limbacher
    A top Los Angeles private detective who helped Hillary Clinton quash her husband's "bimbo eruptions" in 1992 has been charged with making criminal threats and with conspiracy to commit a crime. Prosecutors say that Anthony Pellicano - know as the "Private Eye to the Stars" - hired a second man to threaten Los Angeles Times reporter Anita Busch, and to "cause her to fear for her life." Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley announced the charges against Pellicano last Friday, in a complaint that alleges that the private detective's co-conspirator threatened Busch "by placing a dead fish with a...
  • Investigator Charged With Conspiracy, Threats Against Reporter (Clinton attack dog, Pellicano)

    06/17/2005 6:21:12 PM PDT · by Dan Evans · 31 replies · 2,120+ views
    LA Times ^ | June 17, 2005 | Richard Winton
    Anthony Pellicano, the high-profile private investigator whose clients included some of the biggest stars in Hollywood, was charged today with conspiracy and making threats against a Los Angeles Times reporter. Anita Busch was researching a story in 2002 about the relationship between actor Steven Seagal and a reputed Mafia figure when someone fired a bullet through the windshield of her unoccupied car. Left on top of the vehicle was a dead fish with a rose in its mouth and a sign reading: "Stop." The charges today were filed by Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley after a lengthy investigation...
  • Court Unseals Clinton Sleuth's Secret Tapes

    06/10/2005 11:25:40 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 26 replies · 3,443+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Carl Limbacher
    Sealed transcripts of tape-recorded conversations between Bill and Hillary Clinton's top private detective and his clients will be shared with prosecutors, a federal court ruled on Thursday. Reuters reports that the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected arguments from lawyers for notorious Hollywood sleuth Anthony Pellicano, who tried to claim that a November 2002 search of his Sunset Blvd. office office was illegal, and that evidence seized there could not be used to convict him. Pellicano - a self-proclaimed "sin eater" for some of Hollywood's biggest names - worked for Mr. and Mrs. Clinton during the 1992 presidential campaign...
  • Former LA Times Reporter Sues Celebrity Private Investigator (Anthony Pellicano)

    06/07/2004 5:32:36 PM PDT · by Brian Mosely · 8 replies · 218+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 7, 2004
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former Los Angeles Times reporter is suing a celebrity private investigator who she claims led a campaign of threats to discourage her research into an alleged Hollywood extortion plot. The lawsuit against Anthony Pellicano claims his clients and co-conspirators joined in the effort to intimidate the plaintiff, Anita Busch, and it names the city of Los Angeles and the SBC Telecommunications phone company as defendants. The threats and assaults so traumatized Busch that it ended her career, according to the lawsuit filed May 28 in Los Angeles Superior Court. She is seeking unspecified damages for...
  • (Clinton PI) PELLICANO LEAKED CLIENTS' DIRT / BALKING HEAD (Edwards)

    02/24/2004 11:45:26 PM PST · by kattracks · 5 replies · 95+ views
    New York Post ^ | Richard Johnson with Paula Froelich & Chris Wilson
    <p>SECRETLY taped phone conversations released by a former associate of imprisoned private eye Anthony Pellicano reveal that the P.I. made a cottage industry of ratting out his celebrity clients.</p> <p>During his career as a reporter for the Globe and the National Enquirer, Jim Mitteager covertly recorded dozens of conversations between himself and Pellicano. Shortly before his death in 1997, Mitteager handed the tapes over to one-time Pellicano operative Paul Barresi, who recently gave them to station CBS2 in Los Angeles.</p>
  • Celebrity Private Eye Gets 2 1/2 Years in Prison on Weapons Charge (Pellicano)

    01/23/2004 8:31:43 PM PST · by knak · 8 replies · 202+ views
    ap ^ | 1/23/04
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Celebrity private eye Anthony Pellicano, whose clients once included Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Jackson, was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in federal prison Friday for possessing firearms and explosives. Pellicano, who was also fined $6,000, remains the subject of a grand jury investigation into whether he may have conducted illegal wiretaps of celebrities. Federal officials have declined to provide details of the investigation, and Pellicano has said he is refusing to cooperate. His career collapsed last year after investigators raided his office, seeking evidence to link him to threats made against a Los Angeles Times reporter....
  • Did Michael Do It? The untold story of the events that brought down a superstar (1994 story)

    11/27/2003 7:53:58 AM PST · by Luis Gonzalez · 287 replies · 906+ views
    GQ ^ | October 1994 | Mary A. Fischer
    OK...so Jacko, the King of Strange is on the hot seat again. There are lots of "I heard that..." comments flying around concerning what happened in the 1993 Jordan Chandler case, this old GQ article covers some ground that most never were aware of.
  • Freeper Help w/ the Miami Mob: Jay Weiss, Alvin Malnik, Richard Ben-Veniste, Anthony Pellicano

    11/23/2003 1:25:22 PM PST · by mosel-saar-ruwer · 47 replies · 4,626+ views
      I'm curious about any concrete, documented information that people have concerning the Miami mob, especially as it might relate to the massive Miami-based liquor distributor, Southern Wine & Spirits. As you might guess from my screen name, I dabble in wine as a hobby, and I've been interested in the exploits of Southern ever since the Wall Street Journal's 1999 exposé [excerpts below]. The now semi-retired chairman of Southern is one Jay W. Weiss [widely believed among oenophiles to harbor a weakness for Montrachet]. Recently, he's been very prominent in the Miami social scene as a result of his...
  • JACKO ABUSE ACCUSER, KIN STILL LIVING A NIGHTMARE 10 YRS. LATER

    11/23/2003 10:24:32 AM PST · by Bubba_Leroy · 124 replies · 730+ views
    New York Post ^ | November 23, 2003 | LINDA STASI
    <p>ACCUSING Michael Jackson of sexual abuse comes with a hefty price tag.</p> <p>A decade after shocking the world with allegations in 1993 that he was molested by the bizarro superstar, the lives of a California man and his relatives remain a living hell.</p>
  • Hillary's Lawyer Denies Pellicano Link

    11/23/2003 6:55:34 AM PST · by Fizzie · 82 replies · 1,000+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Nov. 23, 2003 | Carl Limbacher
    Sunday Nov. 23, 2003; 9:12 a.m. EST Hillary's Lawyer Denies Pellicano Link New York Sen. Hillary Clinton's Washington scandal attorney David Kendall is denying that recently jailed tough guy-investigator Anthony Pellicano ever worked for the Clintons, a claim directly contradicted by senior Bush White House advisor Mary Matalin - and not even denied by Pellicano himself. Kendall told the New York Daily News on Friday that reports linking the former first lady with the controversial gumshoe, who was jailed last Monday on weapons and explosives charges, are "politically motivated and utterly false." What's more, the News suggests that "right wing...
  • ...HILLARY's jailed P.I. can't help MICHAEL, but GERAGOS will...

    11/19/2003 9:35:48 PM PST · by ALOHA RONNIE · 24 replies · 276+ views
    "ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer
    NEVER FORGET ...As a Warrant has been issued for the Arrest of MICHAEL JACKSON... ...his and HILLARY's now jailed Private Investigator ANTHONY "C-4 Explosives" PELLICANO sits in a Federal Prison unable to help either with his serious intimidation of their Victims ...like he always has. ...But now HILLARY's Attorney MARK GERAGOS, who helped get ROGER CLINTON and SUSAN MacDOUGAL off the hook, will... ...like he always has. NEVER FORGET
  • PELICAN FILES: Stallone is queried in sleuth case

    11/19/2003 1:01:57 PM PST · by Liz · 7 replies · 175+ views
    DRUDGE REPORT ^ | Wed Nov 19 2003
    Sylvester Stallone has been questioned by the FBI in connection with a case in which his phone may have been tapped by disgraced celebrity sleuth Anthony Pellicano, DAILY VARIETY reported on Wednesday. That case, which has since settled, pitted Stallone against his former business manager Kenneth Starr, who was represented by Bert Fields. The trade said: Stallone sued Starr for $ 17.3 million in February 2002, claiming the business manager urged him to hold onto Planet Hollywood stock while the company plummeted into bankruptcy. The case was filed in L.A. Superior Court and later moved to federal court. Court records...