Friday, August 29, 2008

Pellicano and Christensen Convicted

A press release of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of California reports that "[f]ormer private investigator Anthony Pellicano and prominent entertainment attorney Terry Christensen were found guilty today of federal conspiracy and wiretapping charges in connection with their illegal wiretapping of the ex-wife of Christensen’s longtime client, billionaire Kirk Kerkorian, during a 2002 child support dispute."  The jury trial lasted 6 weeks.  Pellicano had previously been convicted of other charges, including RICO, in May.  The government had tapes in this case, something that can be very difficult for the defense to overcome.   

Dan Slater, Wall Street Jrl Blog, Terry Christensen, Pellicano Convicted on Wiretapping Charges

Above the Law - Lawyer of the Day - Terry Christensen

LATimes, Private eye Anthony Pellicano, attorney Christensen convicted of wiretap plot

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http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/2008/08/terry-christens.html

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The judge may go beyond the guidelines to make an example out of Christensen because his actions as a lawyer marked a corruption of the justice system, Levenson said.

How is that equal protection of the law?

Posted by: layperson | Aug 30, 2008 3:37:34 PM

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