'Die Hard' director John McTiernan set to go to prison

ANI
17 January 2013

Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): 'Die Hard' director John McTiernan is headed to Jail for a year after losing his appeal to have his 2010 prison sentence overturned for lying to the FBI in a wiretapping case.

Like a scene out of a crime movie, the 62-year-old filmmaker pleaded guilty to hiring celebrity private investigator Anthony Pellicano to wiretap film producer Chuck Roven after they both worked on the movie 'Rollerball', according to the Hollywood Reporter.

McTiernan had remained free on bail while he appealed the conviction (which was about lying, not wiretapping) to the US Supreme Court. The highest court in the land has now declined to review the case.

This means a judge is expected to order McTiernan to start serving his time and pay a fine of 100,000 dollars, People magazine reported.

McTiernan is also to be on supervised release for three years after serving his prison time. (ANI)

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