Dirty Trials In American History


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1 M O R N I N G S E S S I O N
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4 (Whereupon, the following takes place in the
5 absence of the jury.)
6 THE COURT: Are all the lawyers here? Are all
7 the defendants here?
8 MR. TRABULUS: Yes, here is Mr. Geduldig.
9 Mr. Reffsin just went to the bathroom -- I said Reffsin.
10 I meant Wallenstein.
11 THE COURT: So Mr. Reffsin is not here?
12 MR. DUNN: Mr. Reffsin is here, I saw him.
13 MR. NEVILLE: I saw him, your Honor.
14 THE COURT: Where is he?
15 MR. NEVILLE: He might be in the men's room.
16 THE CLERK: He said his attorney is in the men's
17 room.
18 THE COURT: All right, have a seat.
19 (Whereupon, at this time there was a pause in the
20 proceedings.)
21 THE COURT: Where is your client,
22 Mr. Wallenstein?
23 MR. WALLENSTEIN: Judge. He is here. I presume
24 that he is in the men's room. I did see him about five
25 minutes ago.

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1 (Whereupon, at this time there was a pause in the
2 proceedings.)
3 THE COURT: Now that everyone is here, my
4 courtroom deputy received a phone call from alternate
5 juror number one, who said that his son was ill, had 104
6 temperature, and he was taking him to the hospital, and
7 that he will be with him in the hospital. So he asked to
8 be excused.
9 Any objection?
10 MR. DUNN: Your Honor, I didn't hear which
11 juror.
12 THE COURT: Alternate juror number one.
13 Any objection?
14 MR. DUNN: No, your Honor.
15 MR. TRABULUS: No.
16 THE COURT: All right. He is excused.
17 MR. TRABULUS: Your Honor, if I may, before the
18 jury comes in, Mr. White informed me this morning a
19 witness he was not previously going to call, was going to
20 be called today, Mr. Ackerman, and he is going to be
21 testifying immediately after the present witness. Since I
22 had not really prepared a cross-examination in detail for
23 this witness, I will ask that we have a break after his
24 direct testimony.
25 THE COURT: Very well. Just remind me.

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1 MR. TRABULUS: Thank you.
2 MR. WHITE: Your Honor, to make it clear, the
3 reason I had to do that, after we broke last week, I spoke
4 to Mr. Ackerman, an attorney, and I anticipated he would
5 be testifying tomorrow. His calendar is filled with court
6 appearances and other meetings, and I had to rejuggle the
7 order of witnesses.
8
9 S U Z A N N E K O N O P K A - C H O A T E,
10 called as a witness, having been previously
11 duly sworn, was examined and testified as
12 follows:
13
14 THE COURT: Were you questioning the witness,
15 Mr. Trabulus?
16 MR. TRABULUS: I think I indicated no further
17 questions, your Honor, and I am going to rest on that.
18 THE COURT: All right.
19 MR. JENKS: I will ask a few questions, your
20 Honor.
21 THE CLERK: Jury entering.
22 (Whereupon, the jury at this time entered the
23 courtroom.)
24 THE COURT: Good morning, members of the jury.
25 Please be seated.

HARRY RAPAPORT, CSR, CP, CM OFFICIAL COURT REPORTER
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1 I see that alternate juror now number 4 finally
2 made it. Unfortunately, alternate juror number one's son
3 was very ill and had to be taken to the hospital. That's
4 why he was excused.
5 I want to thank you again for your punctuality,
6 sense of responsibility, dedication. It is certainly
7 appreciated.
8 Thanks very much.
9 Let's proceed with the cross-examination of the
10 witness Suzanne Konopka-Choate.
11 You are still under oath. You understand that?
12 THE WITNESS: Yes.
13 THE COURT: You may proceed, Mr. Jenks.
14 MR. JENKS: Thank you, your Honor.
15
16 CROSS-EXAMINATION
17 BY MR. JENKS:
18 Q Good morning.
19 A Good morning.
20 Q You recall Mr. Trabulus asking you questions last
21 week, ma'am, about Tribute Magazine?
22 A Yes, I do.
23 Q And I think you said you joined the company Who's Who
24 Worldwide in the fall of 1993; is that correct?
25 A That's correct.

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1 Q What is your educational background?
2 A I have a bachelors degree in English from Stony Brook
3 University. I have an associates degree in early child
4 education.
5 THE COURT: I don't know if that microphone is
6 on. Do you want to tap it?
7 All right, it is on, okay.
8 Q And when you joined Who's Who Worldwide, you joined
9 in the public relations department; is that right?
10 A That's correct.
11 Q And your primary function, as I understand it, was to
12 produce a magazine for the members; am I correct?
13 A That's correct.
14 Q And that magazine, would it be fair to say was a
15 benefit one would get while being a member of Who's Who?
16 A That's correct.
17 Q Now, where did you physically work?
18 A At their Lake Success office.
19 Q 1983 Marcus Avenue?
20 A Yes.
21 Q Did you at any time work at the Sterling Who's Who
22 offices at 750 Lexington Avenue?
23 A Yes, we would go in collectively, the editorial
24 staff, periodically.
25 THE COURT: Excuse me one moment.

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1 (Whereupon, at this time there was a pause in the
2 proceedings.)
3 THE COURT: You may proceed.
4 Q Now, when you joined, was there a public relations
5 department already in place?
6 A Yes, there was.
7 Q And who ran the public relations department?
8 A Debra Benjamin.
9 Q And what functions did -- first of all, who is Debra
10 Benjamin?
11 A She was the executive editor of the magazine. She
12 was our boss, all of the magazine staff.
13 Q So, she was in charge, essentially, the way I
14 understand it, of the public relations departments?
15 A That's correct.
16 Q And your role in the public relations department was
17 what?
18 A Senior editor of Tribute.
19 Q All right.
20 When you had gone to work at Who's Who Worldwide
21 at 1983 Marcus Avenue, was Tribute Magazine already being
22 published, or were you involved in the first issue?
23 A It was already being published.
24 Q With respect to the magazines that Mr. Trabulus had
25 shown you, when was it that you had got there?

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1 A The second issue.
2 Q Okay.
3 Would it be fair to say that a Tribute Magazine
4 was a benefit that members received for being a part of
5 the Who's Who directories?
6 A Yes, that's correct.
7 Q They were not charged for the magazine, am I correct?
8 A Not to my knowledge, no.
9 We had discussed at one point like a yearly
10 subscription fee. I don't know if that ever happened
11 though.
12 Q You are not aware -- as far as you know members were
13 not charged to receive Tribute Magazine, right?
14 A That's correct.
15 Q And it was the goal of the company to give four of
16 these magazines per year annually?
17 A That's correct.
18 Q Now, would it be fair to say that based on your
19 testimony Friday, many influential people around the world
20 were interviewed for the magazine?
21 A That's correct.
22 Q Did every member get the magazine, ma'am?
23 A Yes, they did.
24 Q So, whether you were a one year member or a five year
25 member or a lifetime member of Who's Who, you would

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1 receive that magazine in the mail; is that correct?
2 A Yes.
3 Q As someone with experience in public relations, would
4 it be fair to say that that magazine had networking
5 benefits to members who would receive it?
6 A Yes, it did.
7 Q And in what respect would you say it had networking
8 benefits?
9 A Well, the articles that were contributed by Who's Who
10 members, they were of a benefit because they were on
11 subjects such as venture capital, or doing business in, I
12 don't know, other countries. I don't recall all the
13 articles but they were of a benefit, and that's why they
14 were written by the members to benefit other members.
15 Q There were various services provided by Who's Who
16 Worldwide that were promoted within Tribute Magazine; am I
17 correct?
18 A Yes.
19 Q Mr. Trabulus went through those with you, such as the
20 Med Jet, auto insurance, and health insurance and
21 discounted credit card; is that right?
22 A Yes.
23 Q And now, you testified about the CD-ROM that was at
24 Who's Who Worldwide; do you recall that?
25 A Uh-huh.

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1 Q Tell me, what is a CD-ROM?
2 A It's a CD with a complete -- this particular CD had a
3 complete listing of our membership, sort of little
4 profiles, addresses, type of business, favorite vacation

5 place, a variety of information on each member.
6 Q Were there telephone numbers on the CD-ROM of
7 members?
8 A I don't recall.
9 Q Okay.
10 But it did have addresses and business titles?
11 A Yes.
12 Q And so forth, am I correct?
13 A Yes, it did.
14 Q By taking the CD-ROM and putting it into a computer,
15 would one member be able to contact another member?
16 A Yes. They would probably have to call information if
17 there was no phone number. But, yes, they would.
18 Q Would it be fair to say that the CD-ROM itself was a
19 valuable networking tool that a member could have access
20 to?
21 A I never used it as a networking tool, so I don't know
22 if I can say.
23 Q Well, let me ask you this: For instance, if you were
24 a member in a stockbrokerage business as a stockbroker,
25 would you be able to go through that CD-ROM and reach out

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1 to other stockbrokers?
2 A Yes.
3 Q Would you be able to reach out to certain members
4 that have a significant position in business such as vice
5 president or president?
6 A Yes, you would.
7 THE COURT: I am going to have to interrupt.
8 There is very important business going on. They are
9 building a new courthouse in Central Islip, and I have to
10 select the carpeting right now, for the courtroom and the
11 chambers. Is that right, Ms. Kelly?
12 JUDGE'S SECRETARY: That's right.
13 THE COURT: It will not take me long.
14 JUDGE'S SECRETARY: Two seconds. I like that
15 color.
16 (Whereupon, at this time there was a pause in the
17 proceedings.)
18 THE COURT: Sorry, it took longer than I thought
19 to select a carpeting for the courtroom and the chambers.
20 It took about two minutes to do it. It breaks my record,
21 normally it takes 30 seconds for me.
22 You may proceed.
23 MR. JENKS: Your Honor, may I publish these to
24 the jury? They are already in evidence, while I
25 question.

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1 THE COURT: Yes.
2 (Whereupon, the exhibit/exhibits were published
3 to the jury.)
4 THE COURT: What exhibit numbers are those,
5 Mr. Jenks?
6 MR. JENKS: I will have to look at them, your
7 Honor.
8 For the record, they are
9 Defendant's Exhibits Gordon CA, Defendant's Exhibit Gordon
10 D, Defendant's Exhibit Gordon G, and
11 Defendant's Exhibit Gordon C.
12 THE COURT: Very well.
13 I think they may have seen them on Thursday, but
14 that's all right.
15 Q You testified there were two networking parties, one
16 in the summer of 1994 and one in the fall of 1994; as a
17 result?
18 A I testified I wasn't sure of the dates, but there
19 were two parties.
20 Q Those are ballpark dates when those parties took
21 place?
22 A I don't think I testified to that. I wasn't sure of
23 the dates.
24 Q But they were in 1994?
25 A I can't even be sure of that.

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1 Q You don't know?
2 A Right.
3 Q You were at both of them; is that correct?
4 A Yes.
5 Q Were other members, or members of Who's Who Worldwide
6 in attendance at both of those parties?
7 A Yes.
8 Q Were they socializing at those parties?
9 A Yes, they were.
10 Q Who had planned or made arrangements for the
11 networking party?
12 A Myself, Debra Benjamin, Maggie Swendseid and Tracey
13 Colletti, at least one of them. And Tracey had left the
14 company. And she was replaced by a person by the name of
15 Linda, and I don't know her last name.
16 Q Both of those parties were held in the penthouse
17 apartment on 54th Street; is that right?
18 A That's correct.
19 Q And when you came to work at Who's Who Worldwide, you
20 said you came approximately in the fall of 1993, right?
21 A Yes.
22 Q And you strictly stayed in the public relations
23 department; am I correct?
24 A That is correct.
25 Q And you testified about the inclusion of nomination

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1 ballots inside one of the editions of Tribute Magazine?
2 A Yes.
3 Q Whose idea was it to include the nomination ballots
4 inside Tribute Magazine?
5 A I am sure Bruce's.
6 Q It was Bruce's idea?
7 A Uh-huh.
8 Q Is it true that having a nomination ballot included
9 inside Tribute Magazine, so when members received the
10 magazines they would be able to recommend and infer other
11 members for membership?
12 A Yes.
13 Q And do you know how many people responded by sending
14 back the nomination ballots?
15 A I don't know.
16 Q You have no way of knowing, correct?
17 A Correct.
18 Q Did Bruce Gordon develop the nomination ballots that
19 went inside the Tribute Magazine?
20 A He may have given us guidelines, but actually Gary
21 Kohlar and I gave us settings on that.
22 THE COURT: How do you spell Kohlar?
23 THE WITNESS: K O H L A R.
24 Q Gary Kohlar was someone who worked in the public

25 relations department; am I correct?

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1 A No, he was the computer person.
2 Q Inside Who's Who Worldwide?
3 A That's correct.
4 Q How many people worked at the 1983 Marcus Avenue
5 Who's Who Worldwide offices while you were there from the
6 fall of 1993 up until the time that the government raided?
7 A Maybe a hundred or less.
8 Q A hundred or less?
9 A Yeah.
10 Q And when you present -- by the way, withdrawn.
11 Prior, subsequent to your testimony on Thursday
12 of last week, did you talk to anyone in the government
13 about your testimony in-between Thursday night and today?
14 A Yes, I did.
15 Q You did? And who was that?
16 A Ceci.
17 Q What was it that you and Ceci spoke about concerning
18 your testimony coming back here on Monday?
19 A She asked me question she would potentially ask me
20 and I answered them.
21 Q Did she suggest to you anything you should say to
22 this jury?
23 A No, she did not.
24 Q Did you suggest anything you should say to the jury?
25 A I answered the questions as I will answer them today

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1 if I am asked.
2 Q Okay.
3 Were you present, ma'am, the day that the
4 government came and arrested --
5 A Yes, I was.
6 Q -- various employees?
7 THE COURT: Excuse me. You have to wait until
8 the question is over, and then let there be a slight pause
9 before the answer. You are answering right on top of the
10 question. It makes it difficult for us to hear it and the
11 reporter to record it, so let there be a little pause.

12 Q You were present when the government had arrested
13 various individuals from Who's Who Worldwide?
14 A Yes, I was.
15 Q Where were you present, in which office?
16 A In my office.
17 Q Was it Who's Who Worldwide or Sterling Who's Who?
18 A Who's Who Worldwide.
19 Q And was that at 750 -- it was at 1983 Marcus Avenue;
20 is that correct?
21 A That's it, correct.
22 Q And the government came in and they put a lot of
23 people under arrest; is that correct?
24 A Yes.
25 Q Were you frightened when the government came?

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1 A Of course.
2 Q All right.
3 Could you tell us, how did the agents behave when
4 they came to 1983 Marcus Avenue to arrest the employees?
5 A I was in my office and an agent came to the door and
6 said step away from your computer. And I really -- I
7 wasn't allowed out of the office until I was allowed to go
8 home.
9 Q And how long would you say you were there?
10 A About two hours.
11 Q In other words, you weren't free to leave; am I
12 correct?
13 A No, I wasn't free to leave.
14 Q You were not placed under arrest, am I correct?
15 A That's correct.
16 Q Were there employees taken out of the offices in
17 handcuffs by the agents?
18 A I assume they were, but I did not see it.
19 Q Was anyone in the public relations department, to
20 your knowledge, arrested?
21 A No.
22 Q Now, there came a time subsequent to this raid that
23 you testified that you went back to work at Who's Who
24 Worldwide for free, am I correct?
25 A That's correct.

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1 Q And a lot of employees went back to work at Who's Who
2 Worldwide for free, correct?
3 A Less than ten.
4 Q And these were people that you had worked with
5 before, am I correct?
6 A Correct.
7 Q How long did you go back to Who's Who Worldwide and
8 work for free?
9 A Six to eight weeks. And I don't think I was always
10 working for free. I think Mr. Gordon paid me for two
11 weeks that I was there.
12 Q Out of the six or eight weeks?
13 A Yes.
14 Q And you worked a considerable period of time without
15 any money, correct?
16 A Yes.
17 Q And would it be fair to say that you worked there
18 without any money, because you believed in what you were
19 doing at Who's Who Worldwide?
20 A Absolutely.
21 Q You felt, am I correct, that this was a legitimate
22 organization that gainfully employed some 100 people and
23 it was wrongfully put out of business, am I correct?
24 A I felt that from my -- from the knowledge that I
25 could have, we did things the way they were supposed to be

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1 done.
2 Q Okay.
3 A At that point, yes, I felt very strongly that it was
4 a good company, wrongfully charged, etcetera.
5 Q When you were working there, Mr. Gordon was the
6 president and CEO of Who's Who Worldwide, correct?
7 A That's correct.
8 Q And he was also the president and CEO of Sterling
9 Who's Who, correct?
10 A Yes.
11 Q Now, he wasn't running around from the fall of 1993
12 up until the time of the raid and thereafter with the
13 corporate purpose that members should be defrauded, was
14 he?
15 A No.
16 Q In other words, the purpose of producing Tribute
17 Magazine was to give a legitimate benefit and a book for
18 the members to use; is that correct?
19 A That's correct.
20 Q Mr. Gordon wasn't running around saying this is a
21 scam and this whole company is designed, and we intend to
22 defraud our members, was he?
23 A No.
24 Q You didn't hear people walking around in Who's Who
25 Worldwide while you were employed there saying our sole

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1 purpose here is to defraud our members who are in this
2 directory, correct?
3 A No.
4 Q And would it be fair to say that Mr. Gordon believed
5 in the directories and the membership volumes he was
6 putting out?
7 A I would guess so, yes.
8 Q Yes.
9 Tell me why you went back for free to work there

10 for a number of weeks after the raid?
11 A I am not really sure. I was very attached to the
12 magazine. I had partially created it through its
13 evolution. And I did feel at the time that the government
14 had made a mistake.
15 Q Would it be fair to say that you felt that the
16 government had overreached?
17 A Yeah.
18 Q And that the government put this corporation and this
19 business and all these people out of work. Am I correct?
20 A Yes.
21 Q And these people needed jobs who worked there,
22 including yourself?
23 A That's correct.
24 Q Now, you know the company after the raid never really
25 got off the ground again, right?

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1 A That's correct.
2 Q And you know all those people lost their jobs, right?
3 A Yes, I do.
4 Q You know the people at Sterling Who's Who who were
5 working in Manhattan had lost their jobs as well; is that
6 right?
7 A That's correct.
8 Q They lost their job because the United States
9 government went in there and raided those companies,
10 correct, closed them down?
11 A That's true. They did close them down. But I can't
12 say that today that I believe it is the government's
13 fault.
14 Q Well, you don't know enough about it though, do you?
15 A No, I don't.
16 MR. JENKS: I have nothing further, Judge.
17
18 CROSS-EXAMINATION
19 BY MR. SCHOER:
20 Q Good morning Ms. Choate.
21 A Good morning.
22 Q Choate, right? Konopka-Choate?
23 A Whatever.
24 Q All right.
25 You indicated on direct examination that

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1 Mr. Gordon frowned upon people in different departments
2 socializing with each other; is that correct?
3 A That's correct.
4 Q And it was more than that, isn't that a fact, he
5 didn't want people in different departments to know what
6 other people were doing; is that correct?
7 A Yes.
8 Q The business was very departmentalized; is that fair
9 to say?
10 A Absolutely. Yes, it is.
11 Q All right.
12 Just so we understand, there was the department
13 that you were in; is that correct?
14 A Yes.
15 Q And I think you called that public relations; is that
16 correct?
17 A Public relations or editorial.
18 Q And at times it was called public affairs office,
19 isn't that so?
20 A I couldn't say.
21 Q Well, your boss was Debra Benjamin; is that correct?
22 A That's correct.
23 Q Do you know what her title was?
24 A No, I don't. She was for the magazine executive
25 editor. If she had a different title beyond that I am not

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1 completely aware of it, no.
2 Q Well, let me show you just to refresh your
3 recollection --
4 MR. SCHOER: May I, Judge?
5 THE COURT: Yes.
6 (Counsel approaches the witness stand.)
7 Q The masthead of the Tribute, I am not aware which
8 exhibit this is, but does that refresh your recollection
9 that she had another title as well?
10 A It says in the masthead, director of membership.
11 Q So, Debra Benjamin was in charge of all the
12 membership; is that correct?
13 A I don't know what her responsibilities were in
14 response to that.
15 Q Other than the Tribute Magazine, did she have any

16 other responsibilities that you are aware of?
17 A She in a large part controlled the mailings that we
18 used, the mail lists.
19 Q And when you say she controlled the lists --
20 A Contracted with list brokers --
21 Q Made sure the lists -- mailings went out?
22 A Yes.
23 Q Did she do statistics with respect to the mailings
24 and responses?
25 A Probably.

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1 Q Did she review the solicitation letters?
2 A Yes.
3 Q Did she change those solicitation letters?
4 A I would not know if she did.
5 Q So, she was really in charge of the whole area of
6 business that took care of mailings; is that correct?
7 A That's correct.
8 Q And when the agents came and made arrests, they
9 charged people with mail fraud; is that right?

10 A Yes.
11 Q Did they arrest Debra Benjamin?
12 A No, they did not.
13 Q Now, in addition to -- well, at times was your
14 department also called the communications department?
15 A Probably.
16 Q In fact, in Tribute, when it said to contact you, it
17 said to contact communications department for press
18 releases?
19 A We didn't tell people to contact us for press
20 releases. They were sort of filtered through the sales
21 department. If we were called communications in that
22 respect, I am not aware of it.
23 Q Were you called the communication departments with
24 respect to the Hilton Head?
25 A We may have been, yes.

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1 Q All right.
2 Now, you talked about your department, headed by
3 Debra Benjamin, in charge of membership; is that correct?
4 As well as Tribute and public relations; is that correct?
5 A Yes.
6 Q And there were other departments at Who's Who
7 Worldwide; isn't that correct?
8 A That is correct.
9 Q Can you tell us what the other departments were?
10 A There was a sales department and an administrative
11 department.
12 Q Who is the head of the administrative department?
13 A Liz Sautter, S A U T T E R.
14 Q What did the administration department do, do you
15 know?
16 A Data entry, probably invoicing, anything that had to
17 do with billings, maybe accounts payable, accounts
18 receivable at some point, I don't know.
19 Q Do you know who opened the mail when it came?
20 A Liz or Bruce.
21 Q So, was there a rule at Who's Who Worldwide that no
22 one else was supposed to open the mail other than Liz or
23 Bruce?
24 A I don't know if it was a rule, but all the mail I
25 received was unopened -- opened, excuse me.

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1 Q Previously opened by Liz or Bruce; is that correct?
2 A Yes, that's correct.
3 Q And would you say that Liz was Mr. Gordon's
4 right-hand man?
5 A Yes, I would.
6 Q And at the time that they came and did the raid was
7 Liz Sautter arrested?
8 A No.
9 Q And she was the person in charge of all the
10 invoicing; isn't that correct?
11 A Yes.

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This site is concerned with The Smashing of Who's Who Worldwide Excecutive Club, and the double scandal of government and judical corruption in one of the Dirty Trials In American History and the concomitant news media blackout regarding this astonishing story.

Sixteen weeks of oft-explosive testimony, yet not a word in any of 1200 news archives. This alone supports the claim that this was a genuinely dirty trial; in fact, one of the dirtiest federal trials of the 20th century.

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