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  • Defense Pokes Holes in SLC Witness


    11/12/03

    NOVEMBER 12, 2003 (ATR) - A key prosecution witness in the bribery trial of former Salt Lake City bid leaders Tom Welch and Dave Johnson testified that payments for IOC members were included in budget documents for the bid committee.

    Former SLOC finance officer Rod Hamson testified under cross examination that the documents were available for inspection by members of the bid committee's board of directors.

    Prosecutors contend that Welch and Johnson conspired to keep secret from the board $1 million spent to curry the favor of IOC members.

    Hamson faces more questioning by the defense before the prosecution has one more round with its witness. Hamson will have been on the witness stand for five days.