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City Pages: The Trial of Tom Petters – Day 16

Friday, November 20th, 2009

On the stand, Tom Petters admitted to telling his personal assistant that he had sex with Deanna Coleman in a gondola.

Defense lawyer Jon Hopeman continued the direct examination of Tom Petters. Hopemen asked Petters to explain some of the incriminatingremarks we heard on the recordings and testimony of witnesses in the trial.

 

Petters sticks to his story as prosecutor takes his turn

Friday, November 20th, 2009

pioneer_press_logoFederal prosecutors got their chance to chip away at Tom Petters’ version of reality Thursday.

Under aggressive questioning about his professional and personal life from Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Dixon, the 52-year-old former CEO spent almost five hours explaining everything from his definition of the word “false” to his relationship with Deanna Coleman.

 

Cross-examination of Tom Petters begins

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

mpls_st_paul_biz_journal_logoAssistant U.S. Attorney Joe Dixon began his cross examination of Tom Petters Thursday morning, grilling Petters about his claim that he knew nothing of the fraud at Petters Co. Inc. (PCI), a company he owned and led as CEO.