Actress Linda Fiorentino's FBI agent boyfriend has been arrested after he was allegedly caught prying into confidential files about shamed private investigator-to-the-stars Anthony Pellicano.
Agent Mark Rossini has been charged with five misdemeanour counts of illegally accessing FBI computers, during a six-month period in 2007, and has resigned.
According to the New York Post, Fiorentino - who has been dating Rossini for two years - is writing a screenplay about Pellicano, who has was convicted this summer (08) of using illegal wire taps to find out information about Hollywood stars.
Chris Rock, Steven Seagal and Tom Cruise were among those Pellicano was accused of prying on, and Rock was called to testify at his star-studded trial, which resulted in his conviction in August (08).
Fiorentino, 50, has reportedly been interested in the case for a number of years, and contacted Pellicano's wife as early as 2005, in a bid to secure the movie rights.
Vanity Fair magazine writer John Connolly tells the New York Post he met Fiorentino that year, and helped arrange a meeting with Kat Pellicano - who he claims bizarrely revealed her husband was a fan of the Last Seduction actress and fantasised about having sex with her.
Washington D.C. news website Congressional Quarterly has quoted anonymous sources who allege Rossini agreed to confess his crime and resign, in return for misdemeanour charges, which will help him avoid a stiffer sentence.