Over at Tickle The Wire, Allan Lengel has a good story on the fall of former FBI counter-terrorism agent Mark Rossini. Rossini got caught up in leaking sensitive information to love-interest and actress Linda
Fiorentino (who starred in “Men in Black”), who in turn shared it with Anthony Pellicano, himself a well-known Hollywood type who gained notoriety for digging up dirt on Hollywood celebrities.
As Mark T. Rossini sat at the defendant’s table in the D.C. federal courthouse in May awaiting his fate, you couldn’t help but wonder, if only for a moment, if he saw himself as a tragic figure in a fabled Hollywood film:
Dapper, veteran FBI agent romances pretty actress and foolishly risks career and prestige — not to mention a $140,000-a-year job — to sneak the actress a secret FBI document.