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November 25, 2008 | Joanna Lin, Lin is a Times staff writer.
A prominent Los Angeles attorney was sentenced Monday to three years in federal prison and fined $250,000 for conspiring with Hollywood private investigator Anthony Pellicano to wiretap billionaire Kirk Kerkorian's former wife. Terry Christensen, 67, also was ordered by U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fischer to three years on supervised release after his prison term. He will remain free pending an appeal. Christensen was found guilty by a federal jury in August.
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November 25, 2008 | Joanna Lin, Lin is a Times staff writer.
A prominent Los Angeles attorney was sentenced Monday to three years in federal prison and fined $250,000 for conspiring with Hollywood private investigator Anthony Pellicano to wiretap billionaire Kirk Kerkorian's former wife. Terry Christensen, 67, also was ordered by U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fischer to three years on supervised release after his prison term. He will remain free pending an appeal. Christensen was found guilty by a federal jury in August.
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August 10, 1987
C. Edward Acker, chairman of financially troubled Pan American World Airways, and millionaire financier Kirk Kerkorian met last week to discuss the possibility of a Kerkorian investment in the carrier. Also at the Thursday meeting in Los Angeles were Terry Christensen, president of Tracinda Corp., Kerkorian's private holding company, and Fred Benninger, a longtime Kerkorian associate.
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August 30, 2008 | Victoria Kim, Times Staff Writer
A top Los Angeles attorney known for his hardball tactics and his association with billionaire Kirk Kerkorian was convicted Friday of conspiring with private eye to the stars Anthony Pellicano to wiretap Kerkorian's ex-wife. A federal jury deliberated for one day after a six-week trial before returning guilty verdicts across the board for Pellicano and Century City attorney Terry Christensen, who represented Kerkorian in a bitterly contested 2002 child support battle. The conviction marks the end of a long legal career for Christensen, a former Marine Corps prosecutor who made his name in Hollywood's legal world with his dogged, bare-knuckle style of litigation, a reputation he once prized.
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August 8, 2008 | Victoria Kim
Billionaire Kirk Kerkorian will testify at the trial of his former lawyer, attorneys said in court Thursday. Defense attorneys for Terry Christensen, Kerkorian's longtime friend and lawyer, said they plan to call Kerkorian to the stand to testify about his bitter 2002 child support battle with ex-wife Lisa Bonder Kerkorian, who was seeking $320,000 in monthly child support for her daughter, then 4. Prosecutors say Christensen hired private eye...
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February 16, 2006 | Andrew Blankstein and Greg Krikorian, Times Staff Writers
Reaching for the first time into the upper ranks of Hollywood's legal establishment, the federal grand jury investigating private eye Anthony Pellicano indicted prominent Los Angeles entertainment attorney Terry N. Christensen on Wednesday for allegedly having the ex-wife of billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian wiretapped.
BUSINESS
July 29, 1987 | AL DELUGACH, Times Staff Writer
Kirk Kerkorian plans to make a public offering of shares in a new company that is launching a luxury airline and may also enter the casino business. The prospective return of Kerkorian to the public stock market, scene of some of his triumphs, was confirmed without details Tuesday by Terry Christensen, who was named president of Kerkorian's private holding company, Tracinda Corp. The press release also disclosed that Tracinda's headquarters have been moved to Beverly Hills from Las Vegas.
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January 22, 2007 | Chuck Philips, Times Staff Writer
Defense attorneys for a codefendant of indicted private investigator Anthony Pellicano have accused federal agents pursuing a wiretapping case against the pair of leaking confidential information. In a motion filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, lawyers for entertainment attorney Terry Christensen call on the court to force New York Times reporters David Halbfinger and Allison Hope Weiner to reveal the names of their sources for a report published Jan. 11 in the newspaper.
BUSINESS
March 29, 1994 | ALAN CITRON
When companies tied to the Rev. Pat Robertson and the Rev. Sun Myung Moon did battle over the Nostalgia Network last year, neither got what they wanted. Robertson's International Family Entertainment lost its $40-million bid to expand its media empire, while Moon's Concept Communications subsequently saw Nostalgia dropped by a key New York cable provider. The fates were kinder to Tiger Communications Co., a small investor group led by Los Angeles lawyer Terry Christensen.
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August 30, 2008 | Victoria Kim, Times Staff Writer
A top Los Angeles attorney known for his hardball tactics and his association with billionaire Kirk Kerkorian was convicted Friday of conspiring with private eye to the stars Anthony Pellicano to wiretap Kerkorian's ex-wife. A federal jury deliberated for one day after a six-week trial before returning guilty verdicts across the board for Pellicano and Century City attorney Terry Christensen, who represented Kerkorian in a bitterly contested 2002 child support battle. The conviction marks the end of a long legal career for Christensen, a former Marine Corps prosecutor who made his name in Hollywood's legal world with his dogged, bare-knuckle style of litigation, a reputation he once prized.
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August 8, 2008 | Victoria Kim
Billionaire Kirk Kerkorian will testify at the trial of his former lawyer, attorneys said in court Thursday. Defense attorneys for Terry Christensen, Kerkorian's longtime friend and lawyer, said they plan to call Kerkorian to the stand to testify about his bitter 2002 child support battle with ex-wife Lisa Bonder Kerkorian, who was seeking $320,000 in monthly child support for her daughter, then 4. Prosecutors say Christensen hired private eye...
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February 20, 2008 | Greg Krikorian, Times Staff Writer
Prominent Los Angeles entertainment attorney Terry N. Christensen will be tried separately from private investigator Anthony Pellicano and his other co-defendants, a federal judge ruled Tuesday, just days before Hollywood's big wiretapping trial was set to begin. The decision by U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fischer removes the only marquee name from the list of defendants in the long-awaited trial, which is slated to start Feb. 27 with jury selection.
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June 19, 2007 | Greg Krikorian, Times Staff Writer
The federal judge overseeing the wiretapping and racketeering case against indicted private eye Anthony Pellicano and five co-defendants was urged Monday to set a separate trial for prominent entertainment attorney Terry Christensen. Lawyer Terree Bowers told U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fischer that his client's alleged role was minuscule, spanning three months -- from March to May 2002 -- of the four-year criminal enterprise charged in the indictment.
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January 22, 2007 | Chuck Philips, Times Staff Writer
Defense attorneys for a codefendant of indicted private investigator Anthony Pellicano have accused federal agents pursuing a wiretapping case against the pair of leaking confidential information. In a motion filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, lawyers for entertainment attorney Terry Christensen call on the court to force New York Times reporters David Halbfinger and Allison Hope Weiner to reveal the names of their sources for a report published Jan. 11 in the newspaper.
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February 22, 2006 | Greg Krikorian, Times Staff Writer
One of Los Angeles best-known celebrity attorneys pleaded not guilty Tuesday to federal charges that he paid recently indicted private investigator Anthony Pellicano to wiretap the former wife of billionaire Kirk Kerkorian. The plea by Terry Christensen came on the same day that Los Angeles city officials moved on two fronts to investigate how many LAPD officers might be moonlighting as private eyes or illegally accessing confidential law enforcement records.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 2006 | Andrew Blankstein and Greg Krikorian, Times Staff Writers
Reaching for the first time into the upper ranks of Hollywood's legal establishment, the federal grand jury investigating private eye Anthony Pellicano indicted prominent Los Angeles entertainment attorney Terry N. Christensen on Wednesday for allegedly having the ex-wife of billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian wiretapped.
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February 20, 2008 | Greg Krikorian, Times Staff Writer
Prominent Los Angeles entertainment attorney Terry N. Christensen will be tried separately from private investigator Anthony Pellicano and his other co-defendants, a federal judge ruled Tuesday, just days before Hollywood's big wiretapping trial was set to begin. The decision by U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fischer removes the only marquee name from the list of defendants in the long-awaited trial, which is slated to start Feb. 27 with jury selection.
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June 19, 2007 | Greg Krikorian, Times Staff Writer
The federal judge overseeing the wiretapping and racketeering case against indicted private eye Anthony Pellicano and five co-defendants was urged Monday to set a separate trial for prominent entertainment attorney Terry Christensen. Lawyer Terree Bowers told U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fischer that his client's alleged role was minuscule, spanning three months -- from March to May 2002 -- of the four-year criminal enterprise charged in the indictment.
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February 16, 2006 | Kim Christensen, Times Staff Writer
As hardball Hollywood lawyers go, Terry N. Christensen ranks in the top tier. For 35 years, the former Marine Corps prosecutor has served as billionaire Kirk Kerkorian's legal muscle in contentious deals involving studios, casinos, airlines and the nation's biggest automakers. According to court records, Christensen once told Kerkorian's former wife that his client would "bury" her financially if she continued with a child support lawsuit.
BUSINESS
March 29, 1994 | ALAN CITRON
When companies tied to the Rev. Pat Robertson and the Rev. Sun Myung Moon did battle over the Nostalgia Network last year, neither got what they wanted. Robertson's International Family Entertainment lost its $40-million bid to expand its media empire, while Moon's Concept Communications subsequently saw Nostalgia dropped by a key New York cable provider. The fates were kinder to Tiger Communications Co., a small investor group led by Los Angeles lawyer Terry Christensen.
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