"Die Hard" Director John McTiernan Headed to Prison After Exhausting Appeals

By Natalie Finn
|  Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013  |  Updated 6:52 AM PDT
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John McTiernan was convicted for making false statements to FBI agents while they were building an illegal-wiretapping case against celebrity private investigator Anthony Pellicano.

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No more sequels for John McTiernan.

Prison looms for the 62-year-old "Die Hard" director after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review his conviction for making false statements to FBI agents while they were building an illegal-wiretapping case against celebrity private investigator Anthony Pellicano, who's been behind bars since 2006.

McTiernan initially copped to lying to federal investigators in April 2006 and agreed to cooperate, but, with a new lawyer on his case, he moved to withdraw his guilty plea in September 2007.

The Pellicano trial wrought quite a bit of celebrity fallout

He was indicted a second time, pleaded guilty as a formality in order to give him the opportunity to appeal after he failed to prevent a key piece of evidence from being used against him, and was sentenced to a year in federal prison and fined $100,000.

In August, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected his petition to have the conviction thrown out, paving the way for him to start serving a year-long prison sentence, but Team McTiernan opted to try its hand with the highest court in the land.

They struck out in that field on Monday, according to Reuters.

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