That’s what the tawdry Al and Jeanine Pirro story has– sex, lies and videotape.
Longtime Pirro observers caught the irony in the news that federal investigators were looking into whether Jeanine illegally “bugged” Al to see if he was cheating on her. Catching each other in the act of being themselves, to borrow the old line from the TV show, “Candid Camera”, seems to run in the Pirro family.
Nearly eight years ago, Al secretly videotaped a conversation he had with Anthony Pirro, his nearly forgotten brother and accountant who was implicated in the income tax fraud case that sent both of them to jail for short stretches of time. Anthony was apparently unaware that a hidden camera was recording his words and actions.
It was a legal gambit, at least in this state. The morality of it was another question.
In any case, Al prodded his hapless brother with questions about the “whys” and “wherefores” of the tax filings in a desperate attempt to use the performance as evidence to help exonerate him from the federal tax fraud charge.
At one point Al ask, “Did I ever instruct you to prepare false returns?”
“No,” Anthony replied.
It didn’t work. The feds thought the whole thing might’ve been staged. More importantly, the judge ruled the tape inadmissable…and the Pirro boys were out of luck.
I don’t think Jeanine was wire-tapping Al’s conversations. But she could’ve learned a thing or two from her husband, a master of deception. One hopes Al didn’t secretly videotape any possible meetings with a supposed paramour on that boat. That would be hardcore, self-incriminating and pretty revolting.