LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Die Hard” director John McTiernan has been sentenced to one year in prison for lying during a Hollywood wiretapping investigation of private investigator Anthony Pellicano.
A federal judge in Los Angeles also ordered a $100,000 fine for McTiernan, who will be allowed to post bond pending an appeal.READ MORE: Man And Woman Shot To Death In Gardena
Defense attorneys had sought a three-year probation term after the 59-year-old pleaded guilty in July to two counts of making false statements to the FBI. He also pleaded guilty to one count of perjury for lying to a federal judge while trying to withdraw a guilty plea.READ MORE: Local Doctors Flying Back From Super Bowl Save Woman's Life On Plane
Pellicano was convicted in 2008 of wiretapping film producer Charles Roven for McTiernan and of bugging the phones of celebrities and others to get information for clients. Pellicano was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison.MORE NEWS: Rally Held Outside LA Hall Of Justice To Recall District Attorney George Gascón
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