Today’s testimony focused on Sylvester Stallone’s financial and legal problems, but the actor never testified himself. (Even though Sly told reporters before the trial he’d be more than happy to testify for the feds against Pellicano who allegedly tapped his phone. “Why not? I don’t want to be left out.”) The U.S. attorney’s office completed presenting their case in the Pellicano wiretapping and conspiracy trial. Ex-Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano starts presenting his defense tomorrow but has only announced one witness. In the morning, U.S. District Judge Dale Fischer granted a prosecution request to dismiss 28 charges against Pellicano and a co-defendant because some of the alleged victims weren’t available to testify and other counts were redundant. More than 35 charges remain against Pellicano and former LAPD Sgt. Mark Arneson. The dropped counts mostly involved Arneson allegedly searching law enforcement databases for Pellicano. MORE
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