Disgraced private eye to stay in jail until 2019

A disgraced former private eye jailed for wiretapping celebrities will remain behind bars until 2019 after a judge upheld his 15-year prison sentence. 

Anthony Pellicano, 73, was jailed in 2008 for running the elaborate wiretapping scheme that spied on the rich and famous.

US District Judge Dale Fischer ruled on Monday during a brief hearing that the 15-year sentence was 'reasonable and sufficient'.

Pellicano faced re-sentencing after a technical error in his 2008 trial saw two of his charges - including aiding and abetting computer fraud - dropped in 2015 by an appeals court. 

Disgraced former Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano (above in 2009) will remain behind bars until 2019 after a judge upheld his 15-year prison sentence for wiretapping celebrities

Disgraced former private eye Anthony Pellicano (above in 2009) will remain behind bars until 2019 after a judge upheld his 15-year prison sentence for wiretapping celebrities

The court upheld the more serious charges of wiretapping, racketeering and wire fraud. 

He appeared at Monday's hearing from the Terminal Island correctional facility in San Pedro where he is serving his sentence. Pellicano did not want to appear in court in person because he feared he would lose his jail cell, the LA Times reports.

Pellicano is expected to be released in March 2019 and faces three years of supervision following his release.

'I have no intention of appealing anything,' Pellicano told the judge on Monday.

His elaborate scheme involved obtaining

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