Anthony Pellicano (born March 22, 1944, in Chicago, Illinois) is a former high-profile Los Angeles private investigator who served a 30-month federal prison sentence for illegal possession of explosives, firearms and homemade grenades. On February 4, 2006, Pellicano was arrested for wiretapping and racketeering.
On May 15, 2008, after representing himself and nine days of jury deliberation, Pellicano was found guilty on 76 of 77 counts related to racketeering, along with four co-defendants. “If the government has no plans to go higher than Pellicano, this is a depressingly pedestrian effort that shows a lack of ambition,” commented John C. Coffee, a professor at Columbia Law School and an expert on white-collar crime, as quoted in the NY Times story on the verdict.
After a six-week trial in the District Federal Court in Los Angeles Pellicano was convicted of wiretapping and conspiracy to commit wiretapping. The court denied Pellicano's request for concurrent sentencing on the multiple counts and imposed in December 2008 15 additional years in prison and ordered Pellicano (with two co-defendants) Pellicano to forfeit $2 million.
In a story published in Newsweek on Aug 7, 2011, Inmate No. 21568-112, "Anthony Pellicano" at Big Spring Federal Correctional Institution, in his first interview since going to prison, revealed new details about his activities. On July 5, 2012, the Hollywood Reporter published a story that Pellicano's bail hearing was postponed. Pellicano's lawyer requested the delay because of a personal health issue.The next day it was reported that Tom Cruise had been "accused of wiretap conspiracy with convicted criminal Anthony Pellicano during Nicole Kidman divorce".
Read more about Anthony Pellicano: 2006 Indictment, Once Known As "P.I. To The Stars", Related Investigations and Celebrity Connections, Kerkorian Connection, New York Times Controversy, Earlier Connections
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