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Posted: 4/4/2006 7:18:15 PM EST

Die Hard director 'lied to FBI'

Die Hard director John McTiernan has been charged with lying to the FBI.

The 55-year-old, whose other credits include The Hunt For Red October, faces one count of making false statements and will appear in court on 17 April.

Mr McTiernan is the latest defendant implicated in a wire-tapping probe involving former private investigator Anthony Pellicano.

He faces up to 20 years in jail for allegedly obtaining the private records of high-profile figures in Hollywood.

Mr Pellicano is accused of breaching the privacy of US stars Sylvester Stallone, Keith Carradine and Garry Shandling among others.


The director denies 110 counts of racketeering and conspiracy indictment and has opted to defend himself at his trial later this month.

He completed a prison sentence for firearms violations just before pleading not guilty to the fresh charges.

The two-page document listing the charges against Mr McTiernan states that he denied having any knowledge of wiretapping conducted by Mr Pellicano when questioned by federal officers.

It also alleges that he paid Mr Pellicano to wiretap Hollywood producer Charles Roven, who he worked with on the film Rollerball.

Mr McTiernan's lawyer was not available for comment.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 7:20:00 PM EST
Wow, I've never heard of any of that.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 7:20:08 PM EST
Welcome to the party, pal!
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 7:22:20 PM EST

Originally Posted By raven:
Welcome to the party, pal!

Link Posted: 4/4/2006 7:22:44 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/4/2006 7:25:53 PM EST by NYPatriot]
Did we learn nothing from Bill Clinton???


FROM THE WASHINGTON TIMES: In the portions of President Clinton's Jan. 17 deposition that have been made public in the Paula Jones case, his memory failed him 267 times. This is a list of his answers and how many times he gave each one.

I don't remember - 71
I don't know - 62
I'm not sure - 17
I have no idea - 10
I don't believe so - 9
I don't recall - 8
I don't think so - 8
I don't have any specific recollection - 6
I have no recollection - 4
Not to my knowledge - 4
I just don't remember - 4
I don't believe - 4
I have no specific recollection - 3
I might have - 3
I don't have any recollection of that - 2 I don't have a specific memory - 2
I don't have any memory of that - 2
I just can't say - 2
I have no direct knowledge of that - 2
I don't have any idea - 2
Not that I recall - 2
I don't believe I did - 2
I can't remember - 2
I can't say - 2
I do not remember doing so - 2
Not that I remember - 2
I'm not aware - 1
I honestly don't know - 1
I don't believe that I did - 1
I'm fairly sure - 1
I have no other recollection - 1
I'm not positive - 1
I certainly don't think so - 1
I don't really remember - 1
I would have no way of remembering that - 1
That's what I believe happened - 1
To my knowledge, no - 1
To the best of my knowledge - 1
To the best of my memory - 1
I honestly don't recall - 1
I honestly don't remember - 1
That's all I know - 1
I don't have an independent recollection of that - 1
I don't actually have an independent memory of that - 1
As far as I know - 1
I don't believe I ever did that - 1
That's all I know about that - 1
I'm just not sure - 1
Nothing that I remember - 1
I simply don't know - 1
I would have no idea - 1
I don't know anything about that - 1
I don't have any direct knowledge of that - 1
I just don't know - 1
I really don't know - 1
I can't deny that, I just -- I have no memory of that at all - 1

Link Posted: 4/4/2006 7:24:17 PM EST
This kind of stuff would make anybody afraid to speak with the feds.

Oh, and notice how they only brought the fresh charges after he finished his "firearms violations" prison sentence?

I wonder what he did that pissed the Effa Bee Eye so much?
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 7:26:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
I wonder what he did that pissed the Effa Bee Eye so much?

They want to get back at him for the FBI guys in Die Hard.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 7:38:51 PM EST
Why would anyone want to wiretap Gary Shandling??
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