‘Die Hard’ Director Has Until April 3 To Surrender To Feds For 1-Year Prison Sentence
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — “Die Hard” director John McTiernan must surrender to the feds by April 3 to begin serving a one-year prison sentence for lying to FBI agents.
McTiernan, 62, knowingly gave false testimony in the 2006 wiretapping and racketeering case involving former Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano.
U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fischer initially ordered the director to give himself up by March 4, but gave him a 30-day extension.
McTiernan, whose films also include “Predator”, “The Hunt for Red October” and a remake of “The Thomas Crown Affair”, was allowed to remain free on bail while appealing his 2008 sentence.
In April 2009, McTiernan was indicted by a federal grand jury on the charges and pleaded guilty.
Along with a 12-month prison sentence and a $100,000 fine, Fischer ordered McTiernan to serve a three-year term of supervised release.
McTiernan ultimately admitted that he hired Pellicano to illegally wiretap film producer Charles Roven after they worked together on the 2002 film “Rollerball.” McTiernan previously denied any knowledge of bugging.
Pellicano is serving a 15-year sentence in a federal penitentiary. He was convicted in two trials on more than six dozen felony racketeering, conspiracy and wiretapping counts for bugging the telephones of Hollywood celebrities, attorneys and executives.