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Anthony Pellicano

Anthony Pellicano (born March 22, 1944, in Chicago, Illinois) is a former high-profile Los Angeles private investigator who recently served a sentence of three and a half years in federal prison for illegal possession of explosives, firearms and homemade grenades, and who was arrested on February 4, 2006, on unlawful wiretapping and racketeering charges. On May 15, 2008, after acting as his own lawyer and a nine-day jury deliberation, Pellicano was found guilty on 76 of 77 counts related to racketeering, along with four co-defendants. However, a parade of wealthy witnesses admittedly listened to wiretaps at one time or another. They included Alec Gores, a corporate buyout specialist; Freddy DeMann, a music executive who was once Madonna’s manager; and Adam D. Sender, a hedge fund manager and onetime movie investor. Although some may have known about and paid for Pellicano's services, none received criminal charges. Summing up, the prosecuting attorney stated that he chose to attack the supply rather than the demand, the way that vice investigators attack pimps and prostitutes rather than johns, because “that’s how you make a dent in it.” The johns in this case were the likes of

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