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By United Press International

'Die Hard' director John McTiernan to serve a year in prison

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- "Die Hard" director John McTiernan will serve a one-year federal prison sentence for making false statements to the FBI, The Hollywood Reporter said.

McTiernan appealing jail sentence

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- John McTiernan says he will appeal the sentence he got for his role in the Anthony Pellicano wiretapping case, but not because he's afraid to go to prison.

McTiernan sentenced to year in jail

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles judge sentenced filmmaker John McTiernan to a year in prison for his role in the Anthony Pellicano wiretapping case, New York magazine said.

McTiernan pleads guilty in wiretap case

LOS ANGELES, July 13 (UPI) -- Film director John McTiernan has pleaded guilty in a Los Angeles court to making false statements in the Anthony Pellicano wiretap case.

McTiernan indicted for perjury

LOS ANGELES, April 17 (UPI) -- A federal grand jury in Los Angeles Friday indicted "Die Hard" director John McTiernan for allegedly making false statements to FBI investigators.
Pellicano sentenced to 15 years in prison

Pellicano sentenced to 15 years in prison

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Los Angeles Monday sentenced former celebrity private detective Anthony Pellicano to 15 years in prison.

Court hears tapes in Pellicano case

LOS ANGELES, March 26 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles court hearing Anthony Pellicano's wiretapping trial has listened to some audio the private detective allegedly taped for his celebrity clients.

McTiernan gets jail time for Pellicano lie

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker John McTiernan has been sentenced to four months in prison for lying to the FBI, the Los Angeles Times said Tuesday.

Director pleads guilty in wiretapping case

LOS ANGELES, April 18 (UPI) -- "Die Hard" director John McTiernan has pleaded guilty in a U.S. District Court in Los Angeles to lying about hiring a private eye to spy on a film producer.

Hollywood director nabbed in wiretap case

LOS ANGELES, April 4 (UPI) -- The director of "Die Hard and "Last Action Hero" has been snared in the federal wiretapping probe of Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano.

John Campbell McTiernan, Jr. (born January 8, 1951) is an American filmmaker, best known for his action films and most identifiable with the three films he directed back-to-back: Predator, Die Hard, and The Hunt for Red October alongside cult favorite Die Hard With A Vengeance, and Last Action Hero. More recently, McTiernan was in the news for his criminal conviction in the Anthony Pellicano wiretapping scandal.

McTiernan was born in Albany, New York and attended the Juilliard School before graduating M.F.A. from the AFI Conservatory.

On April 3 2006, McTiernan was charged in federal court with lying to the FBI during a phone call to McTiernan's home in the wiretapping investigation involving Anthony Pellicano. He was arraigned and pleaded guilty on April 17, 2006, and is the 14th person charged in this case.

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