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Anthony Pellicano gone but forgotten - more lawsuits to come

Yesterday it was almost like old times at the Roybal Federal building in Los Angeles, after the weeks that I spent covering the Anthony Pellicano Trial. As I walked in who should I run into but Leslie Abramson, lawyer extraordinaire. Too bad for all of you bad guys in need of a good attorney to bail your sorry asses out, but Leslie is going to be taking a very long break. Her appearance this morning before Judge Dale Fischer will be her last, she is done and did not seem unhappy in her proclamation! I wish her well, it was a privilege to have watched her at different times during her career. She is one of the female legends in the practice of law, she was never known for taking anyone’s BS, a tough cookie when having a tough cookie is a good thing.

Well, George Kalta was in front of Judge Fischer for his sentencing for hiring The Pelican to wiretap a woman accusing him of assault. He has been waiting for what must seem like years to him and his family. He was dressed in his usual very large black suit, it looked even larger as he has lost a little weight. …

….His lawyer asked if he could sit down, and Judge Fischer offered but George said he would rather stand. Well in the end George Kalta got a $100 fine, a $5,000 fine and 3 years probation. And the Judge took notice of his ill health and waived the “Cal Trans” trash pick up…. … Guilty! but he will walk…..

We at DesperateExes.com wish Ms. Abramson all the best in her days and years to come in retirement.

To read the rest of John J. Nazarian’s final article on Anthony Pellicano visit his site:

http://desperateexes.com/2009/07/01/pellicano-trial-leslie-abramson-rescues-george-kaltas-behind/.

©John J. Nazarian
July 1, 2009
Used with the permission of John Nazarian P. I. – writer
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John J. Nazarian about the Anthony Pellicano Effect

Well all I can say is today in Judge Dale Fischer’s court was like ‘batter up’. Batter up as in ‘smack’ the ball! And smack the ball Dale Fischer did, everyone, Ray Earl Turner was the first to fall. This guy had a criminal history that one would wonder how did he keep a job at the phone company? He was arrested for stealing batteries, he was arrested for stealing something from Home Depot, he was arrested for stealing ‘muscle cream’, while working in the field for the phone company.

The knowledge of how to use ‘muscle cream’ might come in handy in Ye Ol’ jail house as he got 10 years and one month. I would imagine rubbing muscles is a favorite past time… And $ 150,000.00 dollar fine. But you know he has or had all kinds of rental property and a home too! This will be good for all of those lawsuits that will follow him. His lawyer, Mona C. Soohoo tried to present to the court all kinds of reasons why Uncle Ray should not go to prison. One was especially touching, his sister is getting out of prison soon and Ray would be able to get her comfortable. What? Is that not what a parole agent is supposed to do? Does the state not have ‘half way’ houses? I heard one of Turner’s friend or relative state, “Ten years for that? “ I would say YES and Judge Fischer did not stutter. (How would you like to have your phone calls listened to?)

Next up was Lil’ Abner Nicherie, he was dressed nice, looked like he does not pay much attention to detail in his appearance. He looked awkward! But he was awake and standing this time, it was sweet; he and his mother sat and held hands. His mom is like 75 years old and dresses like 20 year old! And she has that platinum blond hair and those big spongy lips like that lunatic who had the 8 kids, you know ‘Blubber’ lips. Well his lawyer, Lawrence C. Semanza tried to tell the judge all the reasons why his already convicted felon should not go to jail and the judge listened and then guess what she did? 21 months and a $3,000.00 fine off to Federal Prison. The U.S. Marshals took them right then and there, searched and handcuffed them…Poof you are now ‘Inmate Lil’ Abner. He was funny; I have always thought he was funny. (You have to wonder who would give this nut job millions of dollars?) He told the judge how he is attending Nevada State College to be a registered nurse! He is a double convicted felon and one of the felonies was for Pharmaceutical violations. This guy does have a sense of humor…..Registered Nurses don’t they handle drugs and Judge Fischer brought this to his attorney’s attention, we all had a good chuckle. He is funny, I am telling you. Maybe he will take a course in audio and visual repair while in prison and work on phone technology too! His mother left about 15 minutes before he was shackled and removed from the court.

Alright are you with me? Two down and two who now have ‘inmate’ were ‘mr.’ was just a few hours ago. Now here comes the Da Sarge. Oh, Chad Hummel had the best delivery and he is a great lawyer. And he tried and he presented and he smiled and he was doing what a good lawyer does, trying to keep his client out of prison. 10 years and one month, $100,000.00 fine for inmate Arneson, BAM!

Three for three and it was a home run for Saunders and Lally, these guys were rested and they were as sharp as sharp could be. (No more of that Laurel and Hardy crap) They knew that these guys were bagged and now they were making room on the wall for their heads, it was done, and a job well done. Judge Fischer really laid into Da Sarge, here are some of her quotes, “He lied from the moment he took the stand”, “Mr. Arneson took me a back”, “cavalier”, “Never took bribes” -“false”, “continued to lie to pursue his goals”, “serviced Anthony Pellicano on and off duty”, “he was a corrupt police officer”, “victimized hundreds of people”, “he repeatedly gave false testimony’. And one of the best was when she told his attorney as a Federal Judge can, “He is not leaving this court house”. The judge made it clear also her feelings about the ‘polygraph’ that Arneson’s Lieutenant gave him…Huh? Arneson passed it……file that under who cares! LOL

Chad was scrambling to try and get a bail for Da Sarge, His wife and a ‘partner’ (an older gentleman) was present to post a DUPLEX that she owns. (The judge wants to have lots of valuable stuff to secure his bail) And this could be tricky as it may also reveal assets for the government to go after. And there was a nice ‘lake house’ that was up for grabs too. It was reported that Arneson had moved assets around to prevent them from being taken by the hundreds of potential judgments. Dozens and dozens of lawsuits that will be filed and that are already being served. I hope he hid them good! And not to give a sucker a break, Prosecutor Daniel Saunders makes it clear to the judge that the government may go after the signature bond that Arneson put up as he may have violated the conditions. And Saunders wants to keep that on the table….Saunders and Lally were on top of their game…..tough Federal Prosecutors!

Note: Stan Ornelas was present and looking well rested and told us that he was still retired!

To read more of Mr. Nazarian’s extended coverage of the trial of these three over the last year as well as other great takes on people, places and things be sure and visit his site DesperateExes.com.

©John J. Nazarian
March 4, 2009
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John J. Nazarian and Charlee his partner on the job

Well, the day has come that many, including myself, have been waiting for. Judge Dale Fischer sentenced Anthony Pellicano to 180 months…15 birthdays. Anthony will be 80 years old if and when he is released from the Bureau of Prisons, after which he will be on three years parole. He will have to pay $ 7,800 to the court immediately (on top of the $2,000,000 forfeiture ruled last week). All fines were waived as the judge stated that he had no way to pay.

Kat Pellicano and her family came to the sentencing this afternoon and were looking great. She was with her daughters and a young man. Say what you will but this was her former husband’s doings, not hers and not their children. She has been through a great deal also, the level of emotional pain for all involved in this case will never be measured. To some degree she, too, is a victim…however, she is going to be fine, I can tell. Perhaps the show idea will work. I would watch! She and her family need a break.

Anthony came in doing the “stroll” as well as he could with leg irons and belly chain, with his hands cuffed at belt buckle level. He was as usual very happy with a big smile, and at times blew kisses to his family members.

…Anita Busch was the first of the victims allowed to address the court and was in a great deal of pain due to an injury. She spoke of the terror and the feelings being hopeless. She spoke of “death by a 1,000 cuts, deep and hard.” She spoke of the attempt by the L.A. Times to cover up the attack on her by Pellicano and Co. The pain and passion as she spoke were very moving. After she spoke she left the court. Pamela Miller also spoke later in the afternoon and was very strong in what she had to say, and her East Coast accent only added to her verbal attack on the Pelican. All he could do was sit and listen. Miller also made her contempt known for Greenscum and Bluster and all of the people who make it run. Pamela spoke of Pellicano’s “winning at any cost” and that Anthony had thrown away the act of being a son and a father to his family. Miller did not hold any punches, nor did Anita and what they had to say was very moving. I hope that both these women can put there lives together and move on. They did not deserve any of this. The usual attorneys were present, with dreams of home additions and new cars dancing in their heads at the thoughts of what they are going to get from those who sanctioned Pellicano’s behavior. The civil suits will be starting very soon.

To read the rest of John J. Nazarian’s unique view on Anthony Pellicano’s sentencing, with some tears and some smiles click the link below.

http://desperateexes.com/2008/12/16/368/.

©John J. Nazarian
December 16, 2008
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John J. Nazarian and Charlee his partner on the job

Well, one shoe fell this morning in Federal Court in Los Angeles: Terry Christensen was sentenced. No surprises here folks, Judge Dale Fischer aka Judge Sledge (as in hammer) started slow and built to a smack down that was no surprise, 3 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. So much for paying those idiots who suggested to the court 10 months house arrest and $30,000 fine! I also noticed it got hotter as she spoke, as if the bowels of hell were opening (and this is just a warm up for the Pelican and his crew. not looking too good Paisano!). This morning’s proceedings had all the feelings of a funeral, those of us in attendance got to witness a man’s career being thrown into a pit and dirt being shoveled in on top, and the final shovel would be the sentence given by Judge Fischer. I was not happy as I have been playing the P.I. Game in this town for many years and I as well as many others know the truth….I have said this before, if J. Edgar Hoover had been alive Mr. Christensen would have had a lot of company sitting with him…and the others had been doing what Mr. Christensen has been charged with (2 counts) for years! YEARS, not several weeks, like he did! And I know that it made no difference, steal a roll of dimes from a bank or a bag full of Benjamins it is all a crime, I do get it. Do you get me and my point? Alright, Ok, I have heard the tapes and yes there is obviously material there to come to the conclusion that the jury and many others have come to. However, I do know all the players in High Stakes divorce cases in this town and even Higher Stakes civil litigation. And there are several lawyers in this “play pen” that must have just been taking massive doses of Imodium AD people. Oh sure, much of what Anthony Pellicano recorded is gone or cannot be opened by our government in Quantico, Va. Can you imagine if the Feds had got it right the first time?

Mr. Christensen was there with his wife and his son Christopher, and many more supporters than detractors. The defense knew exactly what was coming and went through the motions. I have heard all the thoughts as to the defense I was there and I don’t think a better defense could have been made. Those GD tapes, that was the burn, and again for what? At the end of the day what did Pellicano make better? Save a few million for a rich old guy? For someone who was and still is worth billions? Saunders and Lally and several of the agents involved were also there. Saunders too was on top of his game, this for the prosecutors is a glorious day and that is what we, as tax payer, pay them as prosecutors to do, prosecute, and that is what these two Federal Prosecutors did, they have no reason to feel guilty. Lally, Suanders, all of the agents did a great job, I just wish that they would have dug a little deeper…what they got was a minnow, all the real big ‘uns got away.

One of the highlights of the morning was when Judge Fischer asked if any of the “victims” wanted to speak. Well, just as there is morning and night to follow here comes none other than Stephen Kolodny. There are some things Kolodny is not going to miss, breakfast, lunch, dinner and the opportunity to make his presence known…

…Also present was Mr. Kerkorian’s security person, a nice guy and he always dresses very well, no surprise there, right. The shaved head, nice suit, nice glasses and a “look.” He and I could have been separated at birth! (Kerkorian and all that is related to his name was a big part of this case). Well, when Stephen got up to address the court, the look that Kerkorian’s guy gave Stephen was right out of the book of “if looks could kill,” or was it more of a look of “enough already”…I am thinking more like a scowl! That moment was worth being there for. And as I was outside taking notes, I thought I heard Mr. Kolodny make a comment to a group that “Nazarian was taking notes,”…

To read the rest of John J. Nazarian’s unique view on the Terry Christensen – Anthony Pellicano trial click the link below.

http://desperateexes.com/2008/11/25/judge-sledges-hammer-comes-down-on-terry-christensen/.

©John J. Nazarian
November 26, 2008
Used with the permission of John Nazarian P. I. – writer Extraordinaire
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