The L.A. Times' Matt Lait and Scott Glover report today that investigators have "significant evidence" linking Anthony Pellicano to last year's threat against LAT reporter Anita Busch. She had been working on a story about actor Steven Seagal's mob ties when threatened.
When FBI agents searched Pellicano's office last year, they found a folder labeled "Seagal" and other documents with the actor's name lying on a desk. They also found a "call list" with the name Alex Proctor the man charged with placing a dead fish, a rose and a one-word note reading "stop" on the vandalized car windshield of reporter Anita Busch.
In addition to the evidence recovered during the search of Pellicano's office, authorities have obtained telephone records that appear to show calls between Pellicano and Proctor, according to a source. And, according to law enforcement sources, a recently retired LAPD officer is suspected of providing Pellicano with information from Busch's driver's license shortly before her car was vandalized and the threat was made.
The story also confirms that Sylvester Stallone had been interviewed by the FBI in connection with the investigation. Variety's Janet Shprintz had reported that Wednesday, saying that Stallone's phone might have been illegally tapped by Pellicano, working for a client of attorney Bert Fields.