Actress Linda Fiorentino's FBI agent boyfriend has admitted to stealing secret files and passing them off to an unnamed woman with ties to shamed private investigator-to-the-stars Anthony Pellicano.
Fiorentino's ex, Mark Rossini, was arrested last week (beg01Dec08) after he was allegedly caught prying into confidential files about Pellicano.
He pleaded guilty on Monday (08Dec08) to five misdemeanour counts of illegally accessing FBI computers during a six-month period in 2007, one week after resigning from duty.
According to the New York Post, Fiorentino - who has been dating Rossini for two years - is writing a screenplay about Pellicano, who was convicted this summer (08) of using illegal wire taps to find out information about Hollywood stars.
According to federal investigators, Rossini accessed information on super agent Michael Ovitz, entertainment lawyer Bert Fields, and William Morris agency President James Wiatt - confidential papers which eventually landed in Pellicano's hands.
Prosecution court papers allege, "Rossini provided a copy of (an FBI) report to X," adding, "X also had a previous relationship with Anthony Pellicano, and X provided a copy of the FBI report to an attorney for Anthony Pellicano."
The unnamed woman has not been charged and has not been identified as a suspect in any crime.
Fiorentino and Rossini's lawyer, Adam Hoffinger, could not be reached for comment as WENN went to press.
U.S. Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola told Rossini, "You abused the position you had. I have no idea what your sentence will be."
His sentencing is scheduled for 13 March (09).
Rossini faces up to five years in jail and a $500,000 (GBP339,260) fine for the misdemeanour convictions.
Nickelodeon has announced it is planning on reviving some of its popular 1990s shows in “a fresh new way”.
The director thinks that the superhero style will go the "way of the Western".
The full recording of 'Eric Clapton: Live At The Royal Albert Hall', is set to reach cinemas very soon
Kanye West’s speeches never fail to amuse and terrify in equal measure. Here’s our list of his top five most outrageous speeches and public...
Horowitz was originally asked whether he thought Idris Elba would be suitable for the role of the next 007.
One of the strongest action thrillers in recent years, this gripping movie cleverly casts actors known for comedy in the central roles.
Meryl Streep is having so much fun playing an ageing rocker that the audience only barely registers that this film isn't nearly as deep as it's...
Creamfields was back again, with a plethora of headline disc jockeys, showcasing Creamfields as the powerhouse of UK-electronic festivals.