Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Panel Upholds Christensen’s Conviction on Eavesdropping Charges

The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday affirmed former powerhouse Los Angeles lawyer Terry N. Christensen’s conviction on charges of illegal eavesdropping and conspiracy.

Christensen—who practiced law in Los Angeles for more than 40 years at the famed Wyman Bautzer firm and at the firm he co-founded, Christensen Miller—was convicted along with former private investigator Anthony Pellicano, well known for his work on behalf of rich and famous clients. U.S. District Judge Dale Fischer of the Central District of California sentenced Christensen to three years in prison in 2008, but he has been free on bail pending appeal.

He has been under interim suspension from the State Bar since his conviction. more