Die Hard Director Faces Prison Time for Lying

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By: / January 16, 2013

Things aren’t looking good for “Die Hard” director John McTiernan. The Supreme Court just rejected the 62-year-old’s appeal on charges that he lied to the FBI in 2010.

Authorities allege McTiernan made false statements during the investigation of former private eye Anthony Pellicano. Originally, he was sentenced to one year in prison and hit with a a $100,000 fine after he plead guilty to misleading investigators in the case. Pellicano was sentenced to 15 years in prison for racketeering and conspiracy to wiretap.

McTierman will now also have to serve his sentence in prison.

The Wrap Reports:
McTiernan, 62, initially denied that he ever discussed wiretapping with Pellicano, but the FBI had a recording of the two talking about tapping producer Chuck Roven. McTiernan then relented and pled guilty before hiring new lawyers to try and evade jail time.

A circuit court had already rejected McTiernan’s appeal last August, but McTiernan remained free given his appeal to the nation’s top court. It was not immediately clear when McTiernan would report to prison.