A Los Angeles prosecutor told the court this week that Anthony Pellicano masterminded a “thriving criminal enterprise” that used illegal wiretapping and bribery to solve the legal problems of Hollywood’s rich and famous. Pellicano is accused of running a criminal service that bugged phones and bribed police and telephone workers to run illegal background checks. Pellicano has been refused bail and is representing himself. Ironically, before his indictment, Pellicano was often called on by law enforcement as an audio expert witness on recordings. The Telegraph reports:
“Primarily what I did was to serve clients in problem solving,” the investigator said in his opening statement.