A former phone company worker has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison after she was convicted of lying to authorities during the wiretapping case against disgraced Hollywood private investigator Anthony Pellicano.
Pellicano was found guilty of illegally recording the calls of stars including Sylvester Stallone in 2008 and was sentenced to 15 years behind bars.
But the FBI's investigation was hindered by Joann Wiggan, who was found guilty on two counts of perjury and one charge of making a false statement after she lied to officers about information she handed to her former colleague, Pellicano's accomplice Ray Turner, as they tried to build their case.
During a Los Angeles court appearance on Monday (22Feb10), U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fisher said she "engaged for years in the calculated obstruction and perversion of the court process".
Wiggan, 56, was handed a 41-month sentence and two years of supervised release, in addition to a $7,500 (£4,687.50) fine.
Turner was also convicted of wiretapping and conspiracy in 2008.