July 11, 2011
David Bergstein Grilled for Three Hours in U.S. Trustee's Office
"Looking uncomfortable during three intense hours of grilling Thursday at a second creditors hearing in the U.S. Trustee's office in downtown Los Angeles, beleaguered financier David Bergstein said he didn't know, didn't remember or didn't have the resources to answer questions about the affairs and assets of the five movie companies he ran, including Capitol and Thinkfilm, which were forced into involuntary bankruptcy earlier this year.
However, when asked by Leonard Gumport, the attorney for court-appointed bankruptcy trustee Ronald Durkin, if it was not a fact that he backdated a contract by more than a year to make it appear his business partner Ronald Tutor had sold his interests in the movie business to him for $10 prior to the bankruptcy action, Bergstein defiantly and repeatedly said, "No," it was not true.
Gumport hammered away charging the document showing the sale of a holding company called R2D2 was actually created around May 2010. Bergstein said he couldn't remember exactly when he signed that agreement, but that it was some time in the first or second quarter of 2009. The involuntary bankruptcy case began in March 2010."
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