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Pellicano Witness List Unveiled

Prosecution to call Stallone, Rock, Shandling, Ovitz at wiretap trial

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Pellicano Witness List Unveiled

MARCH 5--Chris Rock, Sylvester Stallone, Farrah Fawcett, Garry Shandling, and Hollywood titans Brad Grey and Michael Ovitz head a list of 127 witnesses that federal prosecutors intend to call at the wiretapping trial of disgraced Los Angeles private investigator Anthony Pellicano.

The government witness list, a copy of which you'll find here, was filed today in U.S. District Court in L.A., where a jury has just been picked in the Pellicano case. Other prosecution witnesses include powerful agents Kevin Huvane and Bryan Lourd; Bert Fields, L.A.'s best-know litigator; and journalists Anita Busch and Bernard Weinraub.

Prosecutors are scheduled to deliver their opening statement tomorrow morning in the case against Pellicano, who is accused of operating an illegal wiretapping and information gathering network. (6 pages)