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Posts Tagged ‘Daniel Saunders’

Pellicano Case Closing Arguments

ALeqM5g6bHKsEWSbHnVPUc7HUfMjL2sJLg.jpgAssociated Press: Indicted Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano said Wednesday he acted as a “lone ranger” while gathering information for his A-list clients and did not lead a criminal enterprise as prosecutors have alleged at his racketeering trial.

Nikki Finke: So the trial that would not end is finally ending with closing arguments. Not much of a Hollywood angle to report, except for the lawyer for LAPD Sgt Mark Arneson, who is accused of doing all those illegal law enforcement database investigations. I’ve been reading the coverage – anxiously awaiting the verdict on this end!

L.A. Weekly: “The sheer Alexandrian inventory of charges precluded (prosecutor Daniel Saunders) from engaging in the kind of narrative-tweaking storytelling that might have brought the eight-week proceedings to more vivid life.

L.A. Times: After all the testimony about Anthony Pellicano — the industry titans who said he loyally helped them during troubled times, the harassed men and women who recalled being targeted at their most vulnerable times — a federal prosecutor, in arguments Tuesday, reduced him from a powerful private detective to a “very well-connected and very well-paid thug.”

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Asst. Attorney Knows Less About His Case Than An L.A. Blogger

s-BERT-sdfasdfasd.jpgDeadline Hollywood Daily reports:

“Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel Saunders gave a statement to the media this AM trying to extricate himself from a sticky snafu: why he told federal court yesterday that Bert Fields was taking the Fifth Amendment if called to testify, and why Fields himself told me yesterday he wasn’t taking the Fifth and is willing to testify (see my previous, EXCLUSIVE! BERT FIELDS WILL TESTIFY (…And Won’t Take The Fifth):

‘I was advised by Mr. Fields’ personal counsel Mr. John Keker that he [Fields] would be invoking the Fifth Amendment. We since have been informed by Mr. Fields’s firm’s general counsel that he will not invoke the Fifth and that Mr. Keker is no longer representing Mr. Fields. We have not decided if we will or will not call Mr. Fields. It will depend on the testimony of a couple of witnesses next week.’