Hollywood Private Eye Found Guilty

'Ultimate problem solver' Pellicano faces hefty term after racketeering conviction
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2008 4:17 PM CDT
In this courtroom sketch, retired baseball player Matt Williams, is shown testifying in Anthony Pelicano's wiretapping trial, Thursday, March 6, 2008, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Bill Robles)
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(Newser) – Celebrity private detective Anthony Pellicano was found guilty today of 76 of the 77 charges he faced, including racketeering, wire fraud, and illegal wiretapping, the Los Angeles Times reports. Pellicano, 64, could face a life sentence after prosecutors won conviction on charges he illegally threatened and placed several prominent celebrities under surveillance at the behest of his clients.