L.A. settles with hundreds of victims of LAPD officer who snooped for celebrity private eye Anthony Pellicano An FBI investigation into the threat would uncover a criminal scheme in which celebrity private eye Anthony Pellicano was illegally gathering information for his star-studded list of clients. The scandal ensnared Hollywood powerhouses, executives and celebrities as well as a Los Angeles Police Department detective, Sgt. Mark Arneson, whom Pellicano paid to provide him with confidential law enforcement records on hundreds of people. Fifteen years later, the city of Los Angeles is about to compensate victims of the scheme as part of a class action lawsuit settlement. Why is this case relevant to the OSA section? Because among the clients of this PI, are John Travolta and Tom Cruise: From 2006: What secrets might Hollywood PI’s tapes reveal about Scientology stars?