Petters on tape: Mob might kill me
The recording, from Sept. 22, 2008, was created by Petters whistleblower Deanna Coleman and played during her testimony.
From the Star Tribune:
"We're at a breaking point," Petters said on the tape. "I can't stand where we are. ... None of us are OK. ... We've got problems. I'm trying as hard as I can to find a way out of this. I don't think we can all think clearly anymore."Read the rest of the Star Tribune report here. And check back later tonight for a recap from Ken Avidor with courtroom sketches.
He said he was afraid that Robert Sabes and his son Jon, who authorities say had invested $17 million to $19 million with Petters at the time of Petters' collapse, might kill him.
"Jon Sabes needs to calm down a bit," Petters said, adding that he believed he was connected to organized crime. "They are bad, bad people. I think he'd kill me."