Monday, December 15, 2008

Pellicano Gets 15 Years for Wiretapping Scheme

An AP newswire article, via, 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.

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.

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