Hollywood Lawyer Sentenced In Pellicano Wiretapping Case

0
0
Subscribe to Mgm alerts

A revered Hollywood lawyer was sentenced to three years in jail on Monday (24Nov08) for his part in the wiretapping scheme involving the ex-wife of Mgm studios mogul KIRK KERKORIAN.
Terry Christensen and Hollywood private detective Anthony Pellicano were both convicted of breaking the law to get their high-profile clients information they needed for legal assaults.
Pellicano was convicted of wiretapping and Christensen was found guilty of aiding and abetting a wiretap in August (08).
Christensen has been ordered to stay in prison for three years for recording the phone conversations of billionaire investor Kerkorian's ex-wife, Lisa Bonder Kerkorian, in an effort to disprove her claims that the businessman was the father of her daughter.
DNA tests later proved Steve Bing, dad of Elizabeth Hurley's son Damian, was the girl's biological father.
Christensen will also face three years probation and a $250,000 (GBP166,000) fine. He will remain free on $100,000 (GBP66,000) bond pending an appeal.
U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fischer told the court, "In a real sense, the legal community and justice are victims of this crime."
Pellicano was convicted of federal racketeering and other charges in May (08). He will be sentenced next month (Dec08).
Comedian Chris Rock and top Hollywood agent Michael Ovitz were among those who testified at the Pellicano trial, which began in February (08).
Both admitted to hiring the private detective but insisted they had no idea about his illegal practices.


Contactmusic

Tags: Mgm

0
0
Subscribe to Mgm alerts
Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

'American Sniper' Is a Late Arrival to the Oscars Party

The heart-pounding teaser trailer for American Sniper had so much promise that perhaps a current...

'American Sniper' Is a Late Arrival to the Oscars Party

Mark Ronson - Daffodils ft. Kevin Parker Audio

Mark Ronson will finally unveil his fourth album 'Uptown Special' on January 26th 2015 through...

Mark Ronson - Daffodils (Audio) Video

'The Gambler' Is Not Worth the Risk on Christmas Day

Do yourself a favour and go watch American Sniper this festive season. Or Selma. Should you...

'The Gambler' Is Not Worth the Risk on Christmas Day

Bastille - Oblivion [Live]

Bastille perform their single 'Oblivion' live on the Honda Stage at Music Midtown in Atlanta. The track followed Platinum...

Bastille - Oblivion [Live] Video

Clint Eastwood On Crucial Research For 'American Sniper'

Production for 'American Sniper' began back in May, 2012, after Warner Brothers acquired...

Clint Eastwood On Crucial Research For 'American Sniper'

James Corden to Receive OBE before Heading to America

James Corden, the comedian who rose to fame on the critically acclaimed comedy...

James Corden to Receive OBE before Heading to America

Unbroken's Release Mere Days Away, So What Are Critics Saying About Angelina Jolie's Beloved Zamperini Biopic?

The reviews are in for Unbroken and the film, directed by Academy Award...

Unbroken's Release Mere Days Away, So What Are Critics Saying About Angelina Jolie's Beloved Zamperini Biopic?

Theaters To Screen 'The Interview' as Sony Insists "We Did Not Cave"

After the news that several theaters in the U.S are to screen the controversial...

Theaters To Screen 'The Interview' as Sony Insists

Tim Burton & Helena Bonham Carter Split, Rep Confirms Former Couple "Separated Amicably Earlier This Year"

Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter have separated after thirteen years...

Tim Burton & Helena Bonham Carter Split, Rep Confirms Former Couple
Advertisement

Comments

Mgm Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Mgm

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All