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Hillary's Detective Charged with Intimidation

by Mark5019 / June 27, 2005 3:52 AM PDT


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Hillary's Detective Charged with Intimidation
NewsMax ^ | 6/25/05 | Limbacher

Posted on 06/25/2005 8:27:31 AM PDT by Tumbleweed_Connection

A top Los Angeles private detective who helped Hillary Clinton quash her husband's "bimbo eruptions" in 1992 has been charged with making criminal threats and with conspiracy to commit a crime.

Prosecutors say that Anthony Pellicano - know as the "Private Eye to the Stars" - hired a second man to threaten Los Angeles Times reporter Anita Busch, and to "cause her to fear for her life."

Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley announced the charges against Pellicano last Friday, in a complaint that alleges that the private detective's co-conspirator threatened Busch "by placing a dead fish with a rose in its mouth on the windshield of her car. He made a hole in the windshield with the intent to make it appear like a bullet hole. He also placed a sign with the word 'stop' on the windshield."

In 1992, the Clintons recruited Pellicano to contact some women on a list of 19 so-called "bimbo eruptions" that had been leaked to the press. Some of the women later complained to then-Bush 41 campaign director Mary Matalin that they had been threatened.

Matalin, now a senior White House advisor, detailed the episode when she hosted a Washington, D.C. talk radio show in 1997, explaining: "I got the letters from Pellicano to these women intimidating them. I had tapes of conversations from Pellicano to the women. I got handwritten letters from the women."

In 1998, the New York Post reported that Pellicano helped with damage control in the Monica Lewinsky scandal, unearthing Monica's old boyfriend, Andy Blieler. Blieler told reporters that Monica told him she wanted to go to Washington to earn her "presidential kneepads."

Pellicano has told reporters that he prefers to carry a baseball bat, not a gun, explaining to the Los Angeles Times: "I only use intimidation and fear when I absolutely have to." After her brush with the Clinton P.I.'s hardball tactics, Anita Busch retired from journalism.

Pelicano is currently serving a 30-month jail sentence for possession of hand grenades and plastic explosives, which were discovered during a Nov. 2003 search of his Sunset Blvd. office by police investigating the Busch case.




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(NT) (NT) Post is 7 years late. Old news.
by Ziks511 / June 27, 2005 9:01 AM PDT
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but explosives found 03/ 2 yrs
by Mark5019 / June 27, 2005 9:28 AM PDT

Pelicano is currently serving a 30-month jail sentence for possession of hand grenades and plastic explosives, which were discovered during a Nov. 2003 search of his Sunset Blvd. office by police investigating the Busch case.

seems says 03 here so not to old

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Am I missing something?
by Josh K / June 27, 2005 11:51 PM PDT

Pellicano worked for the Clintons 13 years ago. Is he working for them presently? Are all the Hollywood stars he's worked for also now linked to whatever criminal behavior he's charged with, or just the Clintons?

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(NT) (NT) How did he get off with 30 months?
by Kiddpeat / June 28, 2005 1:03 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) Still relevant with Hillary around
by duckman / June 27, 2005 10:00 PM PDT
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It's a smear, but for Rove and Co. that's business as usual.
by Ziks511 / June 28, 2005 7:56 AM PDT

I hope the man gets struck by lightning or some other Act of God.


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What's with your propensity to wish death ...
by Evie / June 28, 2005 8:01 AM PDT

... on those that disagree with you?

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