Pellicano Gets 15 Years for Wiretapping Scheme
An AP newswire article, via Law.com, reports that:
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.More here.
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," he said, dressed in a prison-issued green jacket and pants.
The private eye was convicted of a combined 78 counts, including wiretapping, racketeering and wire fraud, in two separate trials earlier this year.