Pellicano case heads to jury


After more than 30 days, at least three mistrial hearings and testimony from Hollywood A-listers and others further down the chain, jurors in the federal government's wiretapping and racketeering trial against Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano will get the case this week.

Closing arguments are set to begin today in downtown Los Angeles. The prosecution will be up first to argue to the jury that evidence proves Pellicano and four co-defendants are guilty of being part of a criminal ring that used wiretapping as a way to spy on foes.

The defense will argue why they're not guilty. That includes Pellicano, who has represented himself throughout the trial that began April 15.

The jury should get the case by midweek. (partialdiff)