Director John McTiernan (Die Hard, The Hunt for Red October) was sentenced to 12 months in prison for his participation in a wiretapping scandal. McTiernan had initially pleaded guilty in July to giving false statements to investigators about his involvement with Anthony Pellicano, a Hollywood private investigator now serving 15 years for racketeering, conspiracy and wiretapping. Federal prosecutors maintained that McTiernan hired Pellicano to investigate producer Charles Roven (The Dark Knight). According to Variety, U.S. District Judge Dale Fischer also assessed a $100,000 fine against the director, who was released on bond appending an appeal. His attorney, Oliver Diaz, called the prosecution “overzealous.”
Director John McTiernan sentenced to jail
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