Former private eye to the stars Anthony Pellicano is already cooling his heels in the Big House, but Los Angeles prosecutors aren’t done with him yet.
Pellicano and another man have been ordered to stand trial in L.A. in connection with the alleged attempt to intimidate former L.A. Times reporter Anita Busch.
Pellicano allegedly hired Alexander Proctor in 2002 to intimidate Busch, and the felony complaint includes a well-reported incident in which the former reporter discovered a dead fish with a rose in its mouth plastered on her car windshield with a note that read “Stop.”
At the time, Busch was investigating the alleged financial troubles of Pellicano’s then-client Michael Ovitz.
In a related case, former Hollywood Records exec Robert Pfeifer was sentenced Aug. 3 to two months he served in federal lockup, plus home detention, 120 hours of community service and $5,000 in fines for hiring Pellicano to illegally snoop on his girlfriend’s telephone calls.