Die Hard director headed to prison for lying

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John McTiernan, who directed Die Hard and The Hunt for Red October, is headed to prison in connection with a wiretapping scandal involving Anthony Pellicano.

According to the BBC, the director was sentenced in 2010 to one year in prison and a $100,000 fine after pleading guilty to lying to the FBI following an investigation into the activities of Pellicano, the former Hollywood private detective who is already in jail.

McTiernan’s request to reverse the guilty plea was declined on Monday. He had requested to suppress a digital recording where he discussed the illegal wiretap.

Now that the appeal has been denied by the Supreem Court, he is headed to jail.

After serving his time, McTiernan will continue a supervised release for three years.

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