McTiernan Pleads Guilty In Wiretapping Case

LATEST: Hollywood film-maker JOHN MCTIERNAN has pleaded guilty to lying to an FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) agent about hiring private detective ANTHONY PELLICANO to wiretap a business associate. The DIE HARD director, 55, pleaded guilty as part of a plea deal in a Los Angeles court on Monday (17APR06), after he was charged with enrolling Pellicano to spy on film producer CHARLES ROVEN, who co-financed 2002 flop ROLLERBALL with MCTiernan. Speaking in court yesterday, MCTiernan said, "In fact I had asked Anthony Pellicano to wiretap Charles Roven in the summer of 2000. "I spoke with him about it, I never received a report. After approximately two weeks, I paid him off and fired him." In March (06), MCTiernan told investigators he had no knowledge of Pellicano's wiretapping, but was charged with making a false statement earlier this month (APR06) and could face up to five years in prison if convicted. Pellicano, 61, is currently behind bars awaiting trial for the illegal wiretapping of powerful Hollywood stars, including actors SYLVESTER STALLONE and KEITH CARRADINE, comedian GARRY SHANDLING, and producer AARON RUSSO. He has pleaded not guilty.


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Here we go! McTiernan is just the first,...to be followed by Cruise, and maybe Segall, and - who knows - maybe even by Donald Trump for setting Pellicano loose on ex- Marla Maples. That will certainly be true if this Gangster Wannabe Pellicano starts yapping!Sit back, ladies and gents and watch as the fun begins!
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Just going through the archives here--f$%&^ing low life scumbag-Justice always prevails in the end-too bad you lost all your credibility- Let the games begin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I agree this Pellicano trial will be the end of Hollywood as we know it. The thing is, though, the seediness of the whole thing may actually make Hollywood more appealing in a film noir way.As for Trump's ties with Pellicano? I'm waiting for the dam to break on that one, too. Who would replace Trump on The Apprentice, though? Is there another hot-headed, bankrupt, neo-personality that could take the lead?
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