A federal judge sentenced Hollywood director John McTiernan to four months in prison Monday after refusing to allow him to withdraw his guilty plea to a charge of lying to the FBI about his association with disgraced private eye Anthony Pellicano reports Yahoo.
The director of such films as “Predator,” “Die Hard,” “The Hunt for Red October” and “The Thomas Crown Affair” has until January 15th to turn himself in to authorities. McTiernan also was ordered to pay a $100,000 fine, but his lawyer said he would appeal.
When he entered his plea last year, McTiernan said he lied when he told an FBI agent the only time he used Pellicano’s services was during his divorce. In actuality, he said, he hired Pellicano to wiretap Charles Roven, a producer who had worked with him on the 2002 box-office flop “Rollerball.”