This morning the late Anna Nicole Smith's boyfriend, counsel and, according to California Attorney General Brown, her "enabler," Howard K. Stern was arraigned in Department 30 of the Criminal Courts Building. The huge courtroom is a portal to the 1980s, with strict enforcement against media use of c ... More >>
"I'm not a warm fuzzy type," Judge Dale Fischer told Kevin Kachikian at his sentencing today. As an understatement, the icy jurist's comment ranks just below, "Houston, we have a problem." But there was no need to point this out to Kachikian - he knew all about it.
Last year he was one of five men ... More >>
Anthony Pellicano, onetime “P.I. to the Stars,” was convicted today of 76 of the 77 counts he faced for racketeering, wire fraud and identity theft. As Judge Dale Fischer began reading the first of the jury’s guilty verdicts at 12:15 p.m., Pellicano displayed the stoic bravado he showed throu ... More >>
Today defense attorneys in the racketeering trial of Anthony Pellicano and four co-defendants began their closing arguments, with lead-off hitter Chad Hummel attacking prosecutor Daniel Saunders’ Tuesday closer on two fronts. Hummel reliably tried to exploit the government’s court pratfall of la ... More >>
“I was the coder, the implementer. The client was the designer.” So says coder-implementer Kevin Kachikian, private eye Anthony Pellicano’s computer expert who is alleged to have outfitted client Pellicano with an integrated – and illegal – wiretapping software program called TeleSleuth. Y ... More >>
Team Pellicano is now taking its turn at bat, but the past few days of the defense’s case have seemed like prosecution by other means. Last Friday co-defendant Mark Arneson took the witness stand on his own behalf and the affable, three-hour colloquy between Arneson and his attor ... More >>