If a federal judge severs a pair of counts from the wiretapping and conspiracy case against Anthony Pellicano, then the imprisoned Hollywood P.I. would have two trials — the one starting Wednesday, and a second to be held later alongside bigwig showbiz attorney Terry Christensen. Pellicano surprised U.S. District Judge Dale Fischer by not objecting to the severance motion. Fischer asked whether Pellicano wanted two trials, and he answered, “Yes.” That’s the reporting from Robert Iafolla in today’s respected legal newspaper, the Los Angeles Daily Journal (online requires subscription). Meanwhile, LADJ and Radaronline.com say those last-minute plea bargain talks have stalled with three of The Pelican’s co-defendants. Meanwhile, jury selection continues.
Could Pellicano Go Through Two Trials?
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