The Pellicano Trial: Things Looking Better For Terry ChristensenWed Feb 20, 2008 @ 10:58AM PST
Posted by Eriq Gardner
First, U.S. District Court Judge Dale Fischer ruled that Christensen would be tried separately for his alleged payment to Pellicano of $100,000 to tap the phone of the former wife of Christensen's longtime client, Kirk Kerkorian. In the judge's order, the court ruled that the amount of evidence presented against Pellicano and others was "likely to exceed the relevant" evidence against Christensen. Legal experts count this as an enormous win for Christensen, who can now be tried outside the celebrity circus that will surely follow the main Pellicano show.
If that wasn't enough, the judge separately denied the government's request to use Christensen's partner Patty Glaser as a witness against Christensen. Glaser was recently added to Christensen's defense team; now she'll now get a pass from testifying against her client.