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August 18, 2004 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's contracting came under increased scrutiny Tuesday as the city attorney turned to private investigators to look into possible overbilling by the public relations firm Fleishman-Hillard and as the department's own auditors found flaws in its supervision of a contract with a community outreach company. City Atty.
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June 2, 2004 | Caitlin Liu, Times Staff Writer
A former Los Angeles Times reporter has filed a lawsuit accusing onetime private investigator Anthony Pellicano of harassment, invasion of privacy and ruining her journalism career over stories she wrote about actor Steven Seagal. The complaint, filed by Anita M. Busch in Los Angeles Superior Court, also accuses former Los Angeles robbery-homicide Det. Mark Arneson of using police databases to supply confidential information on her to Pellicano and others who allegedly tried to intimidate her.
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March 16, 2004 | Scott Glover and Matt Lait, Times Staff Writers
Imprisoned private eye Anthony Pellicano once said that for a price -- "$100,000 for starters" -- he could reach out to "people inside" a Los Angeles Police Department illegal gambling investigation and "make a deal to help things go away," according to a petition filed Monday.
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January 24, 2004 | David Rosenzweig, Times Staff Writer
Anthony Pellicano, the high-profile private investigator whose clients included some of the biggest stars in Hollywood, was sentenced Friday to 30 months in federal prison for possessing two illegal hand grenades and a quantity of plastic explosives. Dressed in a drab green windbreaker and baggy gray prison trousers, and chained about the hands and ankles, Pellicano politely declined an invitation to address the court, an opportunity routinely accorded prisoners before sentencing.
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January 21, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
A federal judge will decide Friday whether to honor celebrity private investigator Anthony Pellicano's request to withdraw his guilty plea to one of two illegal-weapons charges against him. Pellicano is set to appear in court that day for sentencing on the explosives charges. In October, Pellicano pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to charges of illegally possessing plastic explosives and hand grenades.
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January 10, 2004 | David Haldane, Times Staff Writer
The last time anyone saw Shinho Steve Seo, he was slipping beneath the ocean's surface at a remote place called Punta Prieta, about 700 miles south of the Mexican border in the Sea of Cortez. It was New Year's Day. Seo, an enthusiastic free-diver, snorkeler and spear fisherman who was out on the ocean with another diver and a dive operator, was going after prey about 60 feet down. As far as anyone knows, he never came back.
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November 17, 2003 | Chuck Philips, Times Staff Writer
Private investigator Anthony Pellicano will surrender this morning at the Federal Detention Center in downtown Los Angeles to begin serving a 33-month prison sentence -- taking his secrets with him. Government officials accuse Pellicano of conducting illegal wiretaps, and suspect that some of the prominent lawyers and entertainment industry figures who hired him either authorized the surveillance or at least knew about it in advance.
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November 16, 2003 | Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writer
Beleaguered private investigator Anthony Joseph Pellicano, who has worked for some of Hollywood's best-known stars, was married in a small chapel at the Bellagio Hotel on Saturday -- two days before he is due to start a federal prison sentence for possessing illegal explosives. Pellicano, 59, is at the center of an FBI investigation and federal grand jury inquiry into alleged illegal wiretapping, which has rattled some of Hollywood's legal elite.
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November 8, 2003 | Henry Weinstein, Greg Krikorian and James Bates, Times Staff Writers
What began with a crude attempt to intimidate a reporter has grown into a federal wiretapping investigation that has rattled Hollywood's legal elite. In recent months, a grand jury in Los Angeles has summoned witnesses whose conversations with at least one top entertainment lawyer were allegedly taped by famed private investigator Anthony Pellicano. Federal agents, meanwhile, have approached several actors and producers who had been engaged in litigation in which Pellicano was involved.
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June 4, 2003 | Richard Winton and Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writers
A Los Angeles police sergeant has been suspended for allegedly tapping into confidential police databases on behalf of Anthony Pellicano, a Hollywood private investigator who has worked for some of the biggest names in show business, law enforcement sources said. FBI agents and Los Angeles Police Department investigators who served search warrants on Pellicano obtained records that led to Sgt. Mark Arneson, a 29-year veteran of the force.
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