Anthony Pellicano, a PI, was convicted Thursday on federal racketeering charges for using his connections to find out information for his well to do clients so that they could use this info to their advantage in lawsuits and divorces as well as contract disputes against celebrities.
Pellicano, 64, was accused of eavesdropping on people like Sylvester Stallone, Gary Shandling and Kevin Nealon. He used his connections with law enforcement and their records and databases to help clients in their court battles which usually involved large amounts of money.
Pellicano was convicted of racketeering and racketeering conspiracy counts. The indictment has the movie and entertainment community talking a streak about who might be name down the line. Privileged info could also come it light embarrassing some and bringing a smile to others.
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Pellicano starred in the real-time court drama as a tough-talking gumshoe who valued loyalty and secrecy as necessary virtues in his profession.
He also acted as his own attorney but called only one witness and rarely raised objections when prosecutors questioned his alleged victims.
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