Anthony Pellicano was a private investigator hired by a number of celebrities, to the point that he was known as a “fixer” to help resolve sensitive situations. Pellicano, who called himself the “sin eater,” has just finished serving a 15-year prison sentence in prison for a number of indictments – many of which he claimed to be serving the rich and famous.
He was released on Friday just in time for his 75th birthday and has previously threatened that, once gone out, he has many secrets to share in his time for Michael Ovitz and Brad Gray. This information allegedly contains “even darker truths” about allegations of child abuse by Michael Jackson.
In 2003, Pellicano was sentenced to 15 years in prison after being convicted of 78 eavesdropping, conspiracy, extortion, and wire fraud. He has since been in custody and most recently served his sentence at the Terminal Island Federal Correctional Institution low security facility in San Pedro.
Pellicano worked for Jackson during the 1993 child abuse involving Jordy Chandler, and was allegedly heavily involved in negotiations with Jordy’s father, Evan. He later claimed that he quit the role after discovering “even darker truths” about what Jackson did with other children.
In an interview with Newsweek in 2008, he said there were a number of celebrities who were worried when he was eventually released from prison. “Many people tremble that I will reveal many things when I’m gone,” he said then. “They will just have to keep vibrating, right?”
In the same interview he told about his time with Michael Jackson and why he decided to stop working for him. “I stopped because I discovered some truths,” he said. “He did something much worse for young boys than molesting them.”
He also spoke with the Hollywood Reporter last year and claimed that the facts he knows are “even darker” than the allegations made during the Chandler case. “I was offered $ 500,000 to tell the whole story through a gossip magazine and I refused, even though I was in prison, I needed the money,” he said.
In 2002 federal agents raided the Pellicano office, where they discovered both grenades and C-4 explsives. His arrest led to a 30-month sentence for possession of hazardous materials. In 2006 he was charged with 110 counts – with an alleged schedule of tapping and illegal background checks under his name.
He represented himself during the 10-day trial of 2008, he said he was innocent of the charges, but was convicted for 76 of the 77 counts. According to Variety, prosecutors have accused Pellicano of not showing remorse for tapping the wire or the bribery cases. A memo for conviction reads:
“On the contrary, the recordings confiscated by the suspect’s computer reflect the total pleasure he experienced when he invaded every facet of his legally protected privacy, mockingly pronounced about his victims and how he wanted to destroy them.”
Now that he is gone, it remains to be seen whether he will share the information he supposedly has or not.