In a jailhouse phone interview with the Los Angeles Times, Anthony Pellicano defended longtime client, Hollywood litigator Bert Fields, who is a subject of the federal probe into the P.I.’s alleged wiretapping and other illegal conduct. “Of all the people in the world to suspect it of: Bert Fields? Mr. Clean Jeans? Mr. Straight Arrow? My God, I don’t think I’ve even heard him curse in the entire time I’ve known him — let alone say, ‘Hey, Pellicano, I want you to go out and do this or do that.’ I mean, Come on.” Fields denies any wrongdoing and has not been charged. Said Pellicano: “There is no way in the world that any lawyer who has got any brains is going to hire somebody to do something illegal. Why throw away your law license?
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