In his closing argument, Anthony Pellicano wanted to emphasize that his detective agency was not a "criminal enterprise," as prosecutors have alleged. Acting as his own defense attorney - and thus having to refer to himself in the third person - Pellicano said, "I respectfully submit to you: They have not found an enterprise - or that there was a common purpose. There was an investigative agency run by a guy who'd been around a long time." Here's more from Carla Hall's account on lat.com:
Pellicano never mentioned his alleged wiretapping. He was apparently more concerned with persuading the jury that none of the defendants -- including himself -- was guilty of racketeering. "Pellicano alone is responsible," he said. "I guess I could sit up here and discuss things that the government said and go over testimony, but Mr. Pellicano instructed me not to do that," he said as those in the courtroom laughed. "And you know when Mr. Pellicano instructs you to do something, you do it."
Pellicano, who faces 77 criminal counts and many years in prison, says his business card should have read, "I deliver." He said "he kept things to himself and only allowed people to know what he wanted them to know." The jury should get the case by the end of the week.