Fed Falls For Pellicano Ties

An ex-FBI agent with links to the case that resulted in the conviction of one-time private detective to the stars Anthony Pellicano has pleaded guilty to illegally using bureau computers to dig up dirt on major Hollywood players.

Mark Rossini admitted to using FBI computers to search for info about CAA co-founder Michael Ovitz, William Morris talent agency prexy James Wiatt and entertainment lawyer Bert Fields, among others, in efforts to aid Pellicano in his wiretapping case earlier this year.

Rossini resigned from the bureau as part of his plea and could face up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine for each of five counts.