Die Hard director John McTiernan is currently headed to prison after the US Supreme Court refused to hear his case.
The filmmaker was convicted of making false statements to the FBI and sentenced to a year in prison for his actions. According to NBC News, the agency was in the process of making a case against private investigator Anthony Pellicano at the time.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the Die Hard director’s attempt to have the conviction thrown out last August. Instead of heading off to prison, McTiernan and his lawyer tried to get the US Supreme Court to hear their plea. Their request was ultimately refused.
Reuters reports that the filmmaker could be headed to prison for the next 12 months now that the high court in the country has refused to hear his case.
Things got dicey for the John McTiernan when he lied to FBI agents during their investigation into wiretapping allegations surrounding Anthony Pellicano. The director admitted that he’d lied to investigators back in 2006. He entered a guilty plea at the time.
McTiernan’s new lawyer decided to withdraw the plea in 2007. However, the filmmaker pleaded guilty once again when he was indicted for a second time. McTiernan reportedly took the guilty plea so he could appeal the conviction down the road.
A District Judge eventually sentenced the Die Hard director to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine for lying to federal agents.
According to BBC News, John McTiernan’s lawyer said there’s a motion before a judge that could reduce or eliminate the sentence due to a lack of evidence in the Pellicano case. The private investigator is currently serving 15 years in prison for a whopping 78 crimes.
Director John McTiernan worked in Hollywood for decades during which he crafted such big screen classics as The Hunt for Red October, Predator, and two Die Hard movies. It’s currently unknown when he’ll begin his prison sentence.