• The Hollywood Reporter on LinkedIn
  • Follow THR on Pinterest

John McTiernan sentenced to year in prison

Director also fined for role in Pellicano wiretapping scandal

"Die Hard" director John McTiernan has been sentenced to 12 months in prison for lying during a wiretapping investigation of Hollywood private investigator Anthony Pellicano.

A federal judge also ordered McTiernan, who will be allowed to post bond pending an appeal, to pay a $100,000 fine.

Defense attorneys had sought a three-year probation term after McTiernan, 59, pleaded guilty in July to two counts of making false statements to the FBI. He also pleaded guilty to one count of perjury for lying to a federal judge while trying to withdraw a guilty plea.

Pellicano was convicted in 2008 of wiretapping film producer Charles Roven for McTiernan and of bugging the phones of celebrities and others to get information for clients. Pellicano was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison.

McTiernan also directed "The Thomas Crown Affair," "The Hunt for Red October" and "Predator."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.