bert_fields_pic-smaller.jpgChad Hummel, defense attorney for LAPD Sgt Mark Arneson in the Pellicano trial, just told the court that he reserves the right to call entertainment superlawyer Bert Fields as a witness as soon as tomorrow. Interestingly, the federal prosecutors never called Fields after that Fifth Amendment snafu. So Asst. U.S. Attorney Daniel Saunders asked in court why Fields was being called as a witness for Arneson: “We could cross-examine Mr. Fields for four hours, but what is his relevance to defendant Arneson?” Hummel replied that Fields’ testimony would go to the matter of whether Arneson was part of a criminal enterprise, as all the defendants are charged with that in the indictment. 

Fields, of course, regularly put Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano on legal cases. Meanwhile, Pellicano only intends to call one witness on Friday when he presents his defense. (he’s representing himself.) The P.I. had discussed with the federal judge the possibility that he might testify. But it now appears he’s decided against that. Stay tuned…

  1. Feds Explain Their Bert Fields Snafu…
  2. EXCLUSIVE! BERT FIELDS WILL TESTIFY (…And Won’t Take The Fifth)