The ex-wife of MGM Mirage mogul Kirk Kerkorian and former Hard Rock Hotel owner Peter Morton are among those subpoenaed in the wiretapping trial of Hollywood private investigator Anthony Pellicano.
Lisa Bonder Kerkorian was allegedly among those wiretapped. Prominent entertainment attorney Terry Christensen has been indicted for allegedly paying Pellicano $100,000 to wiretap Kerkorian’s wife at the time.
Christensen has been indicted and will be tried separately at the conclusion of the Pellicano trial.
Bonder Kerkorian and Morton were among more than 100 names released by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles as witnesses the government intends to call in its case against Pellicano and his co-defendants.
Pellicano was indicted on federal wiretapping charges in 2006 following a massive investigation that rocked Hollywood.
Christensen, described in court documents as a confidante of Kirk Kerkorian, formerly served as president of Tracinda Corporation, the entertainment/resort mogul’s holding company.
According to court documents, Christensen, in an April 27, 2002 conversation with Pellicano, allegedly "asked defendant Pellicano what Lisa Bonder Kerkorian was discussing with her attorneys." In a May 10, 2002 conversation, Pellicano told Christensen that Bonder Kerkorian was elated after a telephone call with court mediator Debra Simon. Christensen, the indictment alleges, replied that he "would pass the information on to his client." Two weeks earlier, on April 28, Pellicano told Christensen that he was "hearing both sides" of the case, noting that, "I’m hearing her talk to Kirk [Kerkorian] too," the indictment charges.
–NORM CLARKE, Vegas Confidential