Assistant U.S. Attorney Dan Saunders said Monday that the Department of Justice has begun an investigation to determine how FBI interview summaries in the Anthony Pellicano case found their way to the New York Times. At a hearing on the case on Monday, Saunders asked to be excused from having to turn over any additional key evidence in the case to Pellicano's attorneys. "At this point, we have no confidence that it won't end up on the front page of the newspaper," he said. Defense attorneys denied "unequivocally" that they were responsible for the leaks to the Times.




02/05/2006