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Three figures in Pellicano case get prison time

Pellicano Three co-defendants who prosecutors say played roles in an elaborate wiretapping scheme by Hollywood private detective Anthony Pellicano were sentenced to federal prison today.

One by one, each of Pellicano’s co-defendants stood in front of U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fischer as she read over their sentences. Former LAPD Sgt. Mark Arneson was sentenced to 10 years and one month in federal prison.

Rayford Earl Turner, a former phone company technician who provided company information to Pellicano, was also sentenced to 10 years and one month.

Abner Nicherie, 44, was sentenced to 21 months.

The three men were ordered to spend three years on supervised release after their prison terms. Family members watched as U.S. marshals handcuffed the men and escorted them from the courtroom.
In December, Pellicano was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

--Ruben Vives

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I wish Mark Arneson would have gotten 100 years not 10.
Wonder what they'll do to him in jail. They don't like dirty cops.

Ruben,
It wasn't just "prosecutors say" the did, they were CONVICTED. 12 of their peers found them GUILTY. It's OKAY to call them convicted felons.

Did the jury have anything to say about it, you idiots ? The last time I checked, you had to be convicted or plead guilty to be sentenced to prison.

Dont they usually give you time to get your house in order. Why did she haul them all away that same minute?

And in this economy why send people to jail for non violent crimes? Make them pay the fee and make them pay for their jail at home as well. Now we dont have to house and feed them for 10 years!

May be this is one reason we are in this crisis!


Dont they usually give you time to get your house in order. Why did she haul them all away that same minute?

And in this economy why send people to jail for non violent crimes? Make them pay the fee and make them pay for their jail at home as well. Now we dont have to house and feed them for 10 years!

May be this is one reason we are in this crisis!


WOW

Why does this judge love to send people to Jail?

She is smart and patient, but Geez how many need to go to jail for such a non violent crime?

I don't think she has the words probation or house arrest in her vocabulary!

Does she even know that there are "jail" alternatives?

In this economy why send people to jail for non violent crimes? Make them pay the fee and make them pay for their jail at home as well.
This wasy we wouldn't have to house and feed them for 10 years!

May be this is one reason we are in this crisis!

We just love putting people in Jail for silly reasons...let's think here. Violent criminals get LESS time and are released early.

I don't know about any of you, but I would still sleep well at night if these 3 idiots were paying for their crimes via house arrest , as opposed to all the rapist, murderers, violent offenders, molesters etc that are FREE in our streets based on early release and or small sentences. Having these 3 idiots in Jail does not make a slight difference to society (other than we have to now spend MORE money on them)....house arrest and making them pay for house arrest along with the fine would have been more RECESSION appropriate!

Say John
Maybe if Arneson was running your name through the LAPD database, and Pellecano was taping your phone lines, I doubt that you would be in favor of them just paying a fee. If there house isn't in order, they have no one to blame but themselves.

Hey JA Brady

I ALSO said pay a fine, AND pay for HOUSE ARREST?

This way they can go anywhere but home AND they pay for this and the fine. And what does the tax payer pay...ZERO!

And my point was its a NON violent crime and with the USA and the world hurting like we are, does it make sense to to jail non violent offenders? NO it does not. You can NOT just keep stuffing these jails for ridiculous laws and keep violent offenders on the streets because of budget and over crowding!

JUST THINK AMERICA....if NON violent offenders can pay for their house arrest AND the fines AND this keeps the jails less crowded for VIOLENT offenders and helps the budget....THINK ABOUT IT ...IT ONLY MAKES SENSE..but we all know since this is the planet of idiots.. most cant think out of the box and this is EXACTLY why we are in this problem.

Jail away Mr. court system and lets just starve the nation so a wire tapper can go to jail and that will make us all safe...give me a break. Leave the jails free for the REAL criminals! JUST THINK ABOUT IT PEOPLE...JUST THINK ABOUT IT!

Meant to say they can NOT go anywhere but home...sorry

Last thing:

Ever hear "make them pay for their crime"?

Well we don't really do that...WE the tax payer actually PAY for their crimes...

President Oboma won on campaign of CHANGE..

That is why I believe we should change some of our jail beliefs
and make the criminal PAY both in time and money.

So by putting NON violent offenders in home confinement is still keeping them away from us, but the difference is THEY PAY and not us. Hence "make them pay for their crime"...

These people were a menace to society and the harm they did to their victims and to the public trust is incalculable. How corrosive for a public official to sell out citizens for a few lousy bucks. The judge did the right thing.

The prison system in the us incarcerates 1 % of its cictzens, that more than russia and china combines and 10x that of europe or japan.

people who pass bad checks should be made to pay resitution. thay can suffer house arrest except for time working, this way that can actually pay for it, contribute to the economy, and sustain their families!!!!

our coountry dosnt have worse people than the rest of the world, we just have a ridiculous system of incentives for prosecutors.

in the Duke rape case for example, how was that in the best interest of the prosecutor to manufacture or hide evidence as is normally done?

Smart thinking , I see you agree with me, finally there are smart people left in this world.

As for you Harry, your just one of those narrow minded people that are just a part of the mess we are in. Its people like you Harry that just don't get it and never will. You Harry belong in the 40's when blacks couldn't eat in the same restaurants, etc. You Harry are the type that would put a person that wrote a bad check in jail, forcing the system to release a drunk driver back into the streets prematurely. Or worst...

Harry next time a mugger tries to hurt you or your loved one, you will wish that the wire tappers out there where the ones free and not that person in front of you with the gun who is not in jail based on budget problems and over crowding from judges that send NON violent offenders to long or ANY jail term, when there are so many alternatives....

There should be a watchdog commison to over see judge rulings....If there was I will guarantee you this one would be overturned...Now we have to feed and support these 3 idiots for 10 years...what did we gain? NOTHING! What did we lose....A FORTUNE not to mention what the 4 year trials cost us! We are a joke to other countries...I love the USA , but we all know where we are at.


Judge Fischer some of her quotes while sentencing Arneson:
“He lied from the moment he took the stand”, “Mr. Arneson took me a back”, “cavalier”, “Never took bribes” -“false”, “continued to lie to pursue his goals”, “serviced Anthony Pellicano on and off duty”, “he was a corrupt police officer”, “victimized hundreds of people”, “he repeatedly gave false testimony’.

The Judge, the prosecutors and the FBI agents who stopped this massive wiretapping and witness intimidation racket are heroes.

Howard,

I agree 100% that Judge Fischer, the prosecutors and the FBI are heroes! And I agree that they did their duty. Dirty cops are the worst!

But that was NOT my point!

Why don't you tell people that need medical care and cant afford it, seniors that cant obtain certain services, people that get their tires ripped up and cant afford new ones based on deteriorating streets (pot holes) etc , tell them that they cant get these services because we put 3 idiots in jail for a NON violent crime. I NEVER said free them! Re-read what I wrote.


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