Wednesday, January 9, 2013
ANTHONY PELLICANO: OMERTA' CODE OF SILENCE
Monday August 13, 2012
Judge Dale Fischer, who presided over
Anthony Pellicano's trial on racketeering and
wiretapping charges opened today
"Having spent a number of years with Mr. Pellicano
I have a great deal of confidence in his abilities,
" Fischer said," In Fact I am not convinced otherwise".
During the hearing, U.S. District Court Judge
Dale Fischer asked if there were any victims in the
courtroom. Anita Busch, the former Los Angeles Times
wasn't planning to talk, but when the judge asked
if I would like to speak, I said yes."
It was nearly ten years ago today that Los Angeles Times
reporter Anita Busch found a dead fish on her car.
There was a rose in the fish's mouth and a note that said:
She took it as a warning about her reporting —
Busch, the former editor in chief of the Hollywood Reporter,
spoke to the courts, My life has been a living Hell,
I've suffered greatly, I lost my sources I lost my health,
I'm afraid for my safety.
Bail is inappropiate today.
At one point Busch turned to Mr. Gruel and said,
" If He's so indigent, Whose Paying you?" Steven Gruel,
remarked, "I haven't made a cent! "
The Judge had to call order then a short break came
before the hearing was closed out.
Gruel went on to say, " Anthony Pellicano hasn't been
PI, He is indigent, He doesn't have any assetts,
doesn't have any clients in his possession
PI simply doesn't exist. No fact at all to say that
he is a flight risk. He has nothing.
We can't look at 2002-2003 and say he's out
destroying evidence that charge was never brought forward.
The RICO charges most likely will be dropped,
I am most confident of that. Tell me,
said Gruel " What is it the goverment is holding on him?
What is it they are concerned of getting or
what do they have on Pellicano, I don't see it, says Gruel.
Closing arguments from the man himself 2008
Pellicano Delivers Own (Hysterical) Closing Arguments
"You didn't hear all of those recordings and they may
have had more evidence to assist you,"
Mr. Pellicano said before
Mr. Saunders exploded with another objection.
Well, nobody wants the jury to hear about how
the government couldn't break the encryption codes
set up by just a private investigator and his nerdy
side-kick, Kevin Kachikian. Pretty sad stuff....
As for what we did hear, Mr. Pellicano apologized.
"Those were never intended to be heard by anyone but
Mr. Pellicano," he said of the phone recordings seized
from his office.
And then, there were his final comments to the jury--
probably the most entertaining final close that I've ever heard.
"Mr. Pellicano refuses to insult your intelligence,"
he said of himself.
"Mr. Pellicano told you that the evidence will show
what the evidence shows and it clearly does."
And, that's a fact Jack.
Finally, he had one last thought for the jury.
"Mr. Pellicano had instructed me not to stand up
here and try to sway you and you know that people do what
Mr. Pellicano says," he argued, prompting the judge to
cover her face with her hand to conceal her laughter. "
"So, I'm going to do what Mr. Pellicano says."
And with that, he thanked the jury for their service and
walked over to his chair with a big smile on his face.
CLOSING ARGUMENTS FROM
April 30, 2008 01:48 PM
He didn't take there plea bargin ...
or shall I say cooperate
with what the authorities wanted.
SO WE WAIT...
Code of Silence.
Outside the courtroom, Gruel said he is planning to
appeal Fischer’s decision to the 9th Circuit Court of
Appeals later this month.
“I knew it was going to be an uphill battle,” Gruel said.
• "You know the kind of guy I am.
If I got a problem with you, I'm in your face." —
on why he possibly couldn't have ordered someone
to put a dead fish and rose on Anita Busch's car
(The Los Angeles Times, June 11, 2006)
CODE OF SILENCE:
Omertà (/ɵˈmɛrtə/; Italian pronunciation: [omerˈta])
is a popular cultural attitude and code of honour that
places heavy importance on a deep-rooted "code of silence",
non-cooperation with authorities, and non-interference in
the illegal (and legal) actions of others.
Omertà is an extreme form of loyalty and solidarity in the
face of authority. One of its absolute tenets is that it is
deeply demeaning and shameful to betray even one’s
deadliest enemy to the authorities.
Observers of the mafia debate whether omertà
should best be understood as an expression of
social consensus surrounding the mafia or
whether it is instead a pragmatic response
based primarily on fear.
The point is succinctly made in a popular Sicilian
proverb Cu è surdu, orbu e taci, campa cent'anni 'mpaci
("He who is deaf, blind, and silent will live a hundred years in peace").
COPY OF STEVEN GRUELS PENDING MOTIONS
Pellicano knew MJ was innocent!!!
Weitzman stopped it from going to trial and
insurance paid out. http://t.co/WZ5QjF8k
Tells me one thing says Pellicano
this was an extortion attempt from
the very beginning it was all planned.
Howard Weitzman standing Next to Pellicano Stop tape 27-32
and rare old footage here of Bert Fields
the announcer saying it was part of an extortion attempt
Bert Fields goes on to say "He's not hiding out, hes not fleeing
OMERTA "CODE OF SILENCE"
Read more: http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1866315,00.html#ixzz23V4V4sbo