LOS ANGELES (AP) - September 30, 2009 David F. Wells says he lied to the makers of "Roman Polanski:
Wanted and Desired" about telling a judge in chambers that he
should send the director to prison. The statements became part of
the basis for a move by Polanski's attorneys to dismiss the case
against the fugitive director, who is now in Swiss custody.
Wells retired as a prosecutor more than two years ago.
He says he "embellished" his actions to the film makers
because he was told the documentary would air in France, not the
"It was a dumb thing to do," Wells says. "I'm going to have
to live with it."
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