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Three figures in Pellicano case get prison time

March 3, 2009 |  7:46 pm

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

Photo: LAT file