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Tuesday, February 07, 2006
HER ROYAL C & THE "SIN EATER"
Cindy Adams comments on Anthony Pellicano, the PI who worked for Hollywood's elite. (Link will be time out by tomorrow)
February 7, 2006 -- HOLLYWOOD drums are beating about the re-indict ment of former private eye Anthony Pellicano, who was known to have worked for such clients as Sylvester Stallone, Tom Cruise, Elizabeth Taylor. I have reported successive stages of this saga because I've been on the story since Day One because I have had substantive conversations with the man who called himself a "sin eater" for the glossiest names in our country. Almost as we speak, jailed Anthony is being charged yet again for additional acts of lawbreaking that, allegedly, were done with the complicity of some of California's biggest lawyers for some of moviedom's biggest stars.
The government is squeezing Anthony into giving up certain names. He repeatedly says he won't be a rat. Coming out of Hollywood is: The mess will take down a major Los Angeles attorney who was in the forefront of all sorts of miseries that befell his blue-chip powerful clients.
This could shut down an entire law firm, cause other legal eagles to run for cover, and be the beginning of boundless headlines and endless lawsuits.
However, the bigger story here is Pellicano's connection to Her Royal C.
The Pellicano briefing
Pellicano … was a member of what has been dubbed President Clinton's "Shadow Team." What he did for the White House during the Clinton years remains shrouded in mystery. But he is a private investigator known for ruthless dirty tricks and rough tactics on behalf of celebrity clients.
Pellicano, now 61, made a name for himself by working for Hollywood's elite before and after being commissioned by Hillary Clinton during her husband's administration to spy on their perceived "enemies."
But what no one is talking about is what Pellicano did during the Clinton years. Pellicano was one of several private investigators used by the White House to conduct "shadow" operations. Others included Terry Lenzner, founder and chairman of the powerful Washington detective firm Investigative Group International, and San Francisco private eye Jack Palladino and his wife Sandra Sutherland.
It was Hillary Clinton who hired the "Shadow Team" – some believe to do work that employees of the federal government could not or would not do.