Thursday, May 15, 2008

Pellicano Convicted of RICO

A DOJ Press Release reports that

"Former private investigator Anthony Pellicano and two associates were found guilty today of federal racketeering charges for participating in a criminal enterprise in which Pellicano paid tens of thousands of dollars to police officers in exchange for confidential law enforcement information on numerous individuals who were being investigated by Pellicano.

"A federal jury today also found that Pellicano and others were involved in the installation of wiretaps on the phones of numerous individuals whom Pellicano had been hired to investigate."

See also WSJ Blog here.  For bckground on this and related matters see here, here, and here.

(esp)(w/ thanks to Bill Olis)

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