Pellicano has lawyers again

PI Anthony Pellicano's client isn't as much a fool as he seemed. A week after receiving court permission to represent himself against charges of racketeering and wiretapping, the Daily Journal reports today (not online) that Pellicano has changed his mind and will accept two pro-bono lawyers to argue his case. Steven F. Gruel, a San Francisco-based solo practitioner, returns to the case. Los Angeles defense attorney Michael H. Artan is also coming aboard, the DJ says. Artan is president of the Criminal Courts Bar Association of Los Angeles. According to one source, Pellicano's family and friends essentially staged an intervention to get him to have a lawyer.

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