LOS ANGELES — The director of “Die Hard” has pleaded not guilty in Los Angeles to federal charges alleging he lied during the investigation of a Hollywood private eye.
John McTiernan entered his plea Monday to two counts of making false statements to the FBI. He also pleaded not guilty to one count of perjury for allegedly lying to a federal judge while trying to withdraw a guilty plea.
McTiernan had previously pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents about the investigation of private eye Anthony Pellicano. He later withdrew that plea, arguing he didn’t have adequate legal representation.
Pellicano is serving a 15-year sentence for bugging the phones of celebrities. He also was convicted of wiretapping a producer on behalf of McTiernan. http://ec2-174-129-37-217.compute-1.amazonaws.com/crime-and-law/film-director-pleads-guilty-la-wiretap-case-438728a
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Sibs Dina and Caroline Manzo married a pair of brothers whose father was a made man who got fingered.
Father-in-law Alberto “Tiny” Manzo was executed in a mob-style last August after he and Gambino crime family soldier Pete Campisi were thought to be skimming from a notorious mob casino on Staten Island, the Borough That Time Forgot.
A few weeks later Tiny, all 350 pounds of him, was found naked – arms and feet hogtied – wrapped in plastic inside the trunk of his Lincoln Continental outside a supermarket in Hillside, N.J. –his body riddled with slugs.
His pal Campisi met a similar fate.
Manzo’s two sons, the strictly legit Albert and Tommy, still run their slain father’s restaurant and catering facility – the Brownstone – joined by their wives – sisters Dina and Caroline – two of the five new Real Housewives — the new show that promises to be another punch in the gut to television viewing when these “capo di cutie tooti fruttis” start whining about household chores in their pricey pre-fab mansions.