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Big-time L.A. lawyer Bertram Fields was a close associate of Anthony Pellicano, but federal investigators tracking the disgraced detective’s alleged fondness of illegal wiretaps haven’t found a trail back to Fields. Hot Topics Table of Contents

Fields Ducks Pellicano Net

The Recorder May 9, 2006

Big-time L.A. lawyer Bertram Fields was a close associate of Anthony Pellicano, but federal investigators tracking the disgraced detective’s alleged fondness of illegal wiretaps haven’t found a trail back to Fields.

PREVIOUS COVERAGE A Claim More Soprano than Pellicano

The Recorder May 9, 2006

Feds respond to defense motion by alleging that accused wiretapper Anthony Pellicano ordered a “hit” placed on a prisoner.

Pellicano Troubles Another Billionaire

The Recorder May 5, 2006

Suddenly it’s not so fun to be really rich in Los Angeles — sooner or later, a billion bucks buys you into the messy case of PI Anthony Pellicano. This time, equity fund manager Alec Gores, a client of Skip Miller, is answering questions for investigators.

Pellicano Lawyer Lobs Grenade

The Recorder April 26, 2006

Steven Gruel’s latest findings in wiretap case accuse feds of a bad faith search, invasion of attorney-client communications and other misdeeds.

Ten Lawyers Leaving Greenberg Glusker

The Recorder April 5, 2006

Dale Kinsella and Howard Weitzman are leading the effort to form a new entertainment firm as early as April 17.

Suit: FBI Agent Used for Intimidation

The Recorder March 28, 2006

On the periphery of the ever-sordid Pellicano case, we find a lawsuit alleging FBI intimidation and the killing of a family pet to keep Sugar Ray Leonard’s name out of the paper.

Wiretap Scandal Threatens Firms

The Recorder March 27, 2006

Disgraced private investigator Anthony Pellicano is accused of widespread wiretapping, largely at the behest of major L.A. firms, where a lot of lawyers are worried about getting a call from the Justice Department — and plaintiff firms.

Wiretap Scandal Threatens Firms

Legal Pad March 27, 2006

A suit details FBI intimidation and the threat of notorious PI Anthony Pellicano to protect Sugar Ray Leonard’s reputation after an alleged affair.

Feelers Are Out at Firms Touched by Probe

The Recorder March 22, 2006

Greenberg Glusker star partner Howard Weitzman is exploring options, while a source within the firm says a half dozen lawyers are looking at leaving. Over at Christensen Miller, resumes are up to date.

On Offense: Pellicano Attacks Warrant

The Recorder March 21, 2006

Representing a disgraced private investigator, S.F. attorney Steven Gruel filed a motion casting aspersions on the search warrant that is the foundation of the government’s case.

On Offense: Pellicano Attacks Warran So, How ‘Bout That Indictment?

Legal Pad March 10, 2006

Lawyers get strangely defensive when you ask about their connections to the Pellicano/Christensen case.

Guilt by Association?

The Recorder March 9, 2006

The wiretap case against Terry Christensen, managing partner of 110-lawyer Christensen, Miller firm, casts a long shadow on the firm’s reputation, as well as its recruiting.

Spying on Pellicano’s Secret Stash

The Recorder February 27, 2006

High-profile L.A. attorney Terry Christensen was indicted for wiretapping after investigators spent a year and a half cracking celebrity private eye Anthony Pellicano’s encrypted recordings.

Christensen Indicted in Pellicano Case

The Recorder February 16, 2006

The Christensen, Miller name partner is accused of paying a private investigator $100,000 for wiretaps of telephone calls between an opposing counsel and client.

Pellicano Says Not Guilty to Wiretapping

The Recorder February 7, 2006

Anthony Pellicano, who pleaded not guilty to racketeering and wiretapping charges Monday, was served with an indictment that underscores the complexity of a case that prosecutors say is still ongoing.

Lawyer: Pellicano to be Charged Monday

The Recorder February 6, 2006

Disgraced Hollywood shamus Anthony Pellicano was supposed to get sprung from the Big House, but then came word that the G-men were filing new papers to keep him in stir. His mouthpiece, Steven Gruel, said Pellicano will be indicted Monday.

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