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"Die Hard" director ordered to start one-year prison sentence by April 3

Director John McTiernan departs federal court in Los Angeles, Monday, April 17, 2006.
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LOS ANGELES"Die Hard" director John McTiernan must surrender to federal authorities by April 3 to begin serving a one-year prison sentence for lying to FBI agents, reports CBS Los Angeles.

The sentence is a result of a wiretapping and racketeering case involving former Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano.

McTiernan, 62, knowingly gave false testimony in the 2006 wiretapping and racketeering case involving former Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano.

U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fischer initially ordered the director to give himself up by March 4, but gave him a 30-day extension.

McTiernan, whose films also include "The Hunt for Red October", "Die Hard: With a Vengeance", "Last Action Hero", "Predator" and the "The Thomas Crown Affair" remake was allowed to remain free pending appeals.

Along with a 12-month prison sentence and $100,000 fine, Fischer ordered McTiernan to serve a three-year term of supervised release.

McTiernan ultimately admitted he hired Pellicano to illegally wiretap film producer Charles Roven after they worked together on the 2002 film "Rollerball." McTiernan previously denied any knowledge of bugging.

Pellicano is serving a 15-year sentence in a federal penitentiary. He was convicted in two trials on more than six dozen felony racketeering, conspiracy and wiretapping counts for bugging the telephones of Hollywood celebrities, attorneys and executives.