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3 THE COURT: Mr. Dunn,from now on, I don't care
4 where you get from, please start two hours earlier than
5 when you are starting. Get here on time.
6 I think I mentioned I give to the jury all the
7 exhibits when they start deliberating. I also give them a
8 list of exhibits. I assume that all sides of worked on
9 and are working on a list of exhibits so I don't have to
10 wait and the jury doesn't have to wait. I will expect a
11 list from the government and a list from the defense, a
12 consolidated list at the time they go out, so we can
13 photostat it and make it a Court Exhibit. In a case like
14 this with so many exhibits they should have that.
15 THE CLERK: Jury entering.
16 (Whereupon, the jury at this time entered the
17 courtroom.)
18 THE CLERK: Good morning, members of the jury.
19 Have a seat.
20 Again, I think you are doing very well as far as
21 getting here on time. I am sorry to have delayed you.
22 One of the reasons was that I had another matter where a
23 lawyer came in from California to appear this morning.
24 And since he came in from California, I had to talked to
25 him a little more than I generally allow the lawyers to
HARRY RAPAPORT, CSR, CP, CM OFFICIAL COURT REPORTER
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1 talk. It is a civil case, an antitrust case, very
2 interesting. It has nothing whatsoever to do with you,
3 but it is very interesting to me. And that's one of the
4 reasons for the delay.
5 You may proceed.
6
7 M A R T I N R E F F S I N,
8 called as a witness, having been previously
9 duly sworn, was examined and testified as
10 follows:
11
12 MR. TRABULUS: I have no other questions.
13 MR. SCHOER: I have some questions, your Honor.
14
15 CROSS-EXAMINATION
16 BY MR. SCHOER:
17 Q Good morning, Mr. Reffsin.
18 A Good morning.
19 Q Mr. Reffsin, I am going to hand you some of the
20 government exhibits.
21 THE COURT: Before you do that, can I call
22 counsel up for a minute, please.
23
24
25
HARRY RAPAPORT, CSR, CP, CM OFFICIAL COURT REPORTER
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1 (Whereupon, at this time the following took place
2 at the sidebar.)
3 THE COURT: I got a telephone call from Sandra
4 Barnes. How she got my telephone number I shall never
5 know. I think Ms. Scott probably told her.
6 She says she is a witness for Trabulus.
7 Are you Mr. Trabulus?
8 MR. TRABULUS: Indeed I served a subpoena, but I
9 am not calling her.
10 THE COURT: She says she will be about a half an
11 hour late. That's the message I got.
12 MR. TRABULUS: Thank you, your Honor.
13
14 (Whereupon, at this time the following takes
15 place in open court.)
16 (Whereupon, at this time there was a pause in the
17 proceedings.)
18 MR. SCHOER: I apologize.
19 THE COURT: It is all right.
20 MR. SCHOER: And I apologize to Mr. White for
21 spilling water al l over him.
22 THE COURT: I thought you were having a
23 conversation about exhibits.
24 MR. SCHOER: We were doing both.
25 THE COURT: I am glad to see only water was
HARRY RAPAPORT, CSR, CP, CM OFFICIAL COURT REPORTER
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Reffsin-cross/Schoer

1 spilled.
2 Q Mr. Reffsin, I will ask you some questions about
3 those exhibits. They are not particularly in order. And
4 you may have to leaf through them.
5 Would you look at Exhibit 652, please.
6 A Got it.
7 Q Can you tell the jury what that exhibit is?
8 A This is a general ledger summary.
9 Q Okay.
10 You prepared that -- does it have a date on it?
11 A March 2nd, 1991.
12 Q And what period of time does it cover?
13 A Current fiscal period, 12 -- from fiscal periods from
14 one to 12, meaning January to December.
15 Q 1990?
16 A 1990, yes.
17 Q And when you look at that -- let me ask you this:
18 You created that general ledger with the records of Who's
19 Who Worldwide; is that correct?
20 A My firm did, yes.
21 Q And what you did, I assume, is you looked at the
22 checkbook -- basically you looked at the checkbook to see
23 what monies were deposited into the accounts of Who's Who
24 Worldwide, and what monies were written out of the
25 accounts; is that correct?
HARRY RAPAPORT, CSR, CP, CM OFFICIAL COURT REPORTER
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Reffsin-cross/Schoer

1 A Well, I looked at the checkbook to see what monies
2 were expended. And the deposits generally came from the
3 bank statements.
4 Q And that's how you generated this document; is that
5 fair to say?
6 A Yes.
7 Q This ledger?
8 A Yes.
9 Q Any other documents you look at in order to generate
10 this gener al ledger?
11 A Yes, maybe payroll journals, and maybe other
12 documents which have an effect on the general ledger.
13 Q Okay.
14 In 1990 was Who's Who Worldwide doing their own
15 pay role, do you remember?
16 A No, they were not.
17 Q Did they have an outside service that did the
18 payroll?
19 A No, I had someone in my office doing it.
20 Q And in 1990 your office was doing the actual payroll
21 for Who's Who Worldwide; is that right?
22 A That's correct.
23 Q And later on in years there came a time in which
24 there was another service that did the payroll for Who's
25 Who Worldwide?
HARRY RAPAPORT, CSR, CP, CM OFFICIAL COURT REPORTER
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Reffsin-cross/Schoer

1 A Yes, that's correct.
2 Q And that was ADP?
3 A There was one before that for a short period and
4 ultimately it became ADP, yes.
5 Q And ADP does the payroll, and they take care of all
6 the records with respect to payroll; is that correct?
7 A Yes. They file W-2s and do everything.
8 Q All right.
9 Looking at Exhibit 652, in that exhibit, in that
10 general ledger, there is a list in account -- mine is cut
11 off, but there is a list in an account called net payroll,
12 which I believe is on page 16?
13 A If I may?
14 Page 16 did you say?
15 Q Yes, toward the bottom of the page where it says net
16 payroll.
17 (Whereupon, at this time there was a pause in the
18 proceedings.)
19 A Yes.
20 Q It is the payroll of Who's Who Worldwide and it has a
21 list of the all the people who received payroll checks; is
22 that right?
23 A That's correct.
24 Q And that was on a weekly basis once the payroll
25 started to be paid; is that correct?
HARRY RAPAPORT, CSR, CP, CM OFFICIAL COURT REPORTER
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Reffsin-cross/Schoer

1 A Yes.
2 Q And when you say net payroll, the number that is
3 listed there is the actual amount of the check that the
4 employee received?
5 A That's correct.
6 Q Without -- after taxes had been taken from their
7 gross salary; is that correct?
8 A Yes.
9 Q Can you tell us when salaries were first paid by
10 Who's Who Worldwide in 1990?
11 A It looks like August 2nd was the first salary -- I am
12 sorry, it is May 11th. I am sorry.
13 Q That salary was to Elizabeth Sautter; is that
14 correct?
15 A Yes, that's correct.
16 Q And looking at that document, can you tell us -- do
17 you know when Who's Who Worldwide started its operation?
18 A Sometime in 1990.
19 Q Okay.
20 Is it fair to say it was sometime in May of 1990?
21 A Yes.
22 Q Now, can you look on the following pages and tell us
23 when for the first time Tara Garboski received any sort of
24 salary from Who's Who Worldwide?
25 A July 13th, 1990 is the first I see.
HARRY RAPAPORT, CSR, CP, CM OFFICIAL COURT REPORTER
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Reffsin-cross/Schoer

1 Q She didn't start working there for several months
2 after business started operation; is that correct?
3 A Based on the paychecks, yes.
4 Q And there were other employees who were paid weeks
5 before she started to work; isn't that correct?
6 A Yes.
7 Q And looking through that year, isn't it fair to say
8 that she received -- let me ask you this: These salaries
9 as far as you know did they include commissions this net
10 payroll?
11 A At the time, I don't know.
12 Q If you look at these numbers they are not consistent
13 week to week? Is that fai r to say? For each employee.
14 A No.
15 Q For example, on July 13th Tara received $315.90; is
16 that correct?
17 A Yes.
18 Q My copy is hard to read.
19 A Yes, that's what it says.
20 Q And then on July 20th, which is a week later she also
21 received $315.90; is that correct?
22 A Yes.
23 Q And if you go down to August, and it looks like
24 August 3rd, several weeks later she received $397.85; is
25 that correct?
HARRY RAPAPORT, CSR, CP, CM OFFICIAL COURT REPORTER
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Reffsin-cross/Schoer

1 A Yes.
2 Q So that reflects -- if you go to August 10th, the
3 next week she received $440.45?
4 A Yes, that's correct.
5 Q So, does that indicate to you that that number
6 includes the commissions as well, since it was fluctuating
7 on a weekly basis for Tara and obviously for other
8 individuals as you look --
9 A It indicates there is additional compensation, yes.
10 Q All right.
11 Now, is it fair to say that all of Tara's
12 compensation for the year is contained on that document,
13 her compensation from Who's Who Worldwide, as you go along
14 and you look through pages 16 through 24?
15 A The net payments, yes, it would be all, yes.
16 Q All right.
17 And just looking at it, they cover anywhere from
18 $288 a week, or $285 a week, up to $565 a week; is that
19 fair to?
20 A Yes, sir, I see the 440.
21 Q I believe on December 27th is the last payment of --
22 on September 2nd there is 565 or 568, my copy is hard to
23 read.
24 A Yes. $565.54 on September 7th.
25 Q If you look at the last one at the very end, on
HARRY RAPAPORT, CSR, CP, CM OFFICIAL COURT REPORTER
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Reffsin-cross/Schoer

1 December 27th she received $288.70.
2 A December 7, 462.65.
3 Q The 27th.
4 A Yes, 288.70. $288.70.
5 Q Now, if you look at Exhibit 655, that is a journal
6 for July 31, 1991, covering the period up to July 31,
7 1991; is that correct?
8 A Yes, the general ledger journal.
9 Q The same thing that we have been talking about; is
10 that right, sir?
11 A Yes.
12 Q Is there a general ledger journal for the period in
13 1991 that ends in December of 1991, from January to
14 December of 1991?
15 A There was.
16 Q That is not one of the exhibits that you have there;
17 is that correct?
18 A No.
19 Q Go to the ones to your right there.
20 A There is a trial balance work sheet.
21 Q Which is which exhibit?
22 A This is the -- when the accountants come in and a
23 general ledger is prepared, from that general ledger they
24 prepare a summary, which is called a trial balance. And
25 the accountant would put that trial balance on a work
HARRY RAPAPORT, CSR, CP, CM OFFICIAL COURT REPORTER
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Reffsin-cross/Schoer

1 sheet. And any adjustments that are required for purposes
2 of the tax return, or in cases of financial reporting,
3 they would put the adjustments on this work sheet and
4 extend them out and get a final trial balance.
5 Q What exhibit are you looking at, what number?
6 A Exhibit 656.
7 Q And that Exhibit 656 goes to the end of 1991; is that
8 correct?
9 A Yes.
10 Q And we don't have the underlying general ledger that
11 that is adjusting; is that fair to say?
12 A Yes.
13 Q Now, if you look at the 655, which was the general
14 ledger as of July 31, 1991, that, too, lists the salaries
15 that each of the employees received, again, in the net

16 payroll; is that fair to say?
17 A Yes.
18 Q And that's on pages 13 through 22 on the 655; is that
19 correct?
20 A Yes.
21 Q Again, if the jury wants they can look at that
22 exhibit and determine at least for the half a year to
23 determine what Tara earned as part of -- as her net salary
24 for working for Who's Who; is that correct?
25 A Actually seven months.
HARRY RAPAPORT, CSR, CP, CM OFFICIAL COURT REPORTER
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Reffsin-cross/Schoer

1 Q Seven months?
2 A Yes.
3 Q Now, if we look to Exhibit 658-B --
4 A Is that in the folder?
5 Q I am really not sure.
6 A There it is.
7 Q 658-B, maybe you can hold it up to the jury so they
8 can see it.
9 (The witness complies.)
10 Q They are oversized sheets of paper. And it is a
11 computer printout; is that right?
12 A That's right.

13 Q Looking at that document, the accounting system, if I
14 can call it an accounting system, changed, so that there
15 is no list specifically for individual payroll.
16 Can you look through that to make sure.
17 A The codes changed. There is a loans and exchange,
18 payroll. It is effectively the same thing.
19 Q There is a total and not broken down for each
20 individual employee; is that correct?
21 A In most cases, yes.
22 Q When we look at that document we can't tell how much
23 a particular employee earned in 1993; is that correct?
24 A No, they are --
25 Q 1992, I am sorry.
HARRY RAPAPORT, CSR, CP, CM OFFICIAL COURT REPORTER
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Reffsin-cross/Schoer

1 A You have to go to the underlying work sheets.
2 Q And we don't have those underlying work sheets here?
3 A I don't know.
4 Q Can you look through to see.

5 A We don't have them right here, no.
6 Q Okay.
7 We can -- in that document is there a breakdown
8 as to the salaries of the group leaders as opposed to the
9 other salaried employees?
10 I believe it is on page 23?
11 A Page 22, 7110. Selling expenses, payroll group
12 leaders.
13 Q And it continues on to page 23; is that correct?
14 A Yes, that's correct.
15 Q And that shows the salaries for all of the group
16 leaders that were employed at Who's Who Worldwide through
17 the year 1992; is that correct?
18 A That's correct.
19 Q And that shows a number of -- $180,000?
20 A Yes, $180,308.
21 Q And you heard testimony that there was always at
22 least three, and most of the time four group leaders that
23 were employed at Who's Who Worldwide?
24 A Yes, I believe so.
25 Q Now, going to Exhibit 660, that's the general ledger


HARRY RAPAPORT, CSR, CP, CM OFFICIAL COURT REPORTER
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Reffsin-cross/Schoer

1 for the year 1993; is that correct?
2 A That's correct.
3 Q And that, too, like the year, 1992, only has -- it
4 doesn't have each individual employee listed as to what
5 they earn, but has a breakdown with respect to group
6 leaders again; is that correct? I believe it is on page
7 19.
8 A Yes, that's correct.
9 Q And that shows that the group leaders in total were
10 paid the sum of $226,885.31 in salaries; is that correct?

Just another of the more than SEVEN HUNDRED examples in this trial of
"NOTHING TO DO WITH THE SALES DEFENDANTS"
This is so disgusting

With more than 12,000 pages of transcript, many pieces are split into smaller pages,
You can find a full version of March 18th transcript here


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Dirtiest Trials of the Most Recent Century - Perversions of Justice

How rare it is to find a case that can offer not merely two or three, instead, more than a dozen major reasons for overturning that conviction.
Here is a case studied by a respected federal judge for many months, who found that no crime had been committed, and dismissed the case.

Reed Elsevier, Ltd, as the single richest and most powerful publisher in more than one hundred countries around the world,
easily. empirically and truthfully described as one of the most corrupt corporations in all of human history,
perverted the foundations of American justice in the Who's Who Worldwide case with cash, power, and perqs.

Imagine a trial where not ten percent of the proceedings have ANY connection with most of the defendants.
That alone should require a separation of trial. In this case, NOT EVEN ONE PERCENT of the proceedings,
accusations, presented evidence, or accepted facts, had anything to do with the "sales" defendants.

The Who's Who Worldwide case was all about Bruce Gordon, his machinations and his accountant,
and the many companies operated in secrecy by Gordon and Liz Sauter, his true "henchman."

For days and days and weeks and weeks, all the discussion was about Gordon and his actions.
Prosecution witness after prosecution witness exculpated the sales defendants, yet,
this same judge who had previously dismissed the case after months of study,
was under one of the worst pressures any judge can be subjected to:
pressure from the federal court of appeals above him, who, in
New York's bailiwick, remains under the control of....
Reed Elsevier, the most powerful force today
in the American arena of jurisprudence.

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