Thursday, October 8, 2009

No Charges Over Mel Gibson DUI Report Leaks

10/08/2009 -- Prosecutors have declined to press charges against the sheriff's deputy who arrested Mel Gibson three years ago, citing a lack of proof he leaked details about the case.

The case against Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy James Mee was closed in July, according to a nine-page charge evaluation worksheet first obtained Wednesday by the Los Angeles Times.

Mee had been the target of investigations into whether he leaked his report about Gibson's report, including details about the actor's anti-Semitic tirade. Prosecutors found that the leaks were criminal, but that they couldn't be tied to Mee.

The celebrity Web site first posted details about Gibson's rants after his 2006 arrest on suspicion of drunken driving. A judge on Tuesday agreed to expunge the "Braveheart" actor and director's drunken driving conviction after he successfully completed the terms of his probation.

Records obtained by investigators showed that there were calls between Mee's residence and TMZ's founder, Harvey Levin, but that it was impossible to say who made the calls on Mee's end of the line.