‘Die Hard’ Director To Do Hard Time For Role In Pellicano Scandal After Top Court Denies Appeal

By | Tuesday January 15, 2013 @ 1:35pm PST

John McTiernan has run out of ways to get out of serving a year in prison for his role in the Anthony Pellicano wiretapping scandal. On Monday, the Supreme Court decided  it would not hear the Die Hard director’s appeal to reverse his guilty plea in the case. McTiernan was sentenced to 12 months behind bars in October 2010 after pleading guilty that summer to two counts of making false statements to the FBI in 2006 and one count of perjury for lying to a federal judge while trying to withdraw a guilty plea. McTiernan had played fast and loose with the truth with the bureau: He denied ever talking about wiretapping with Pellicano. However, the FBI had recordings of the Hollywood P.I. talking about McTiernan hiring him to wiretap producer Chuck Roven during the making of 2002′s Rollerball. Pellicano is currently serving 15 years in jail on racketeering charges. Read More »

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John McTiernan Loses Appeal Of Prison Sentence In Pellicano Case

By | Monday August 20, 2012 @ 5:39pm PDT

John McTiernanDirector John McTiernan’s appeal of a 12-month prison sentence for his role in the Anthony Pellicano wiretapping scandal was rejected today by the federal appeals court for the 9th Circuit. The judge in the case had … Read More »

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Director John McTiernan Headed To Prison

UPDATE: Die Hard director John McTiernan had already pleaded guilty in July after being convicted of lying in the Anthony Pellicano wiretapping and racketeering scandal that enveloped Hollywood. His one-year federal prison term was handed down this morning at a sentencing hearing presided over by the same judge he lied to, U.S. District Judge Dale Fischer. The 59-year-old McTiernan had lied to the feds in 2006 about his association with P.I.-to-the-stars Pellicano and the wiretapping of movie producer Chuck Roven while the filmmakers were shooting 2002′s Rollerball. Read More »

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John McTiernan Pleads Guilty To Perjury And Faces Up To One Year In Prison

mctiernanjohn1MONDAY UPDATE: The film director pleaded guilty in Los Angeles federal court to lying during the Pellicano investigation. John McTiernan entered the plea to two counts of making false statements to the FBI and one count of perjury for lying to a … Read More »

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Pellicano Trial: Chuck Roven Up Tuesday

roven1.jpgHollywood producer Chuck Roven will testify tomorrow. Maybe now we’ll find out what really happened between director John McTiernan and Roven over the movie Rollerball.

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