Hollywood private investigator Anthony Pellicano wants his convictions in a wiretapping case thrown out and says there were several instances of juror misconduct in his federal trial.
Attorneys representing the 64-year-old private eye filed a motion seeking a new trial Monday. The motion claims that at least four jurors talked about the case among themselves without other jurors present and that one juror knew about an upcoming witness because her husband read a blog tracking the trial.
Pellicano was convicted of 76 of 77 counts for wiretapping the phones of such stars as Sylvester Stallone on behalf of his clients and paying police officers to access protected government databases. Four other co-defendants were also found guilty of various charges.