June 15, 2001 09:31pm
Gold Club Trial in Recess on Friday - Back on Monday
Source: Independent for AINews
by: Rick C. Limpert
(ATLANTA, GA) -- Prosecutors, defendants, media and anyone involved in the three ring circus called the Gold Club racketeering trial got a much needed day off on Friday.
With tempers getting short, star witnesses getting sued, and defense attorneys getting more television airtime than Wolf Blitzer during the Gulf War, all associated with the Gold Club trial in Federal Court in Atlanta are enjoying a long weekend.
Thursday's testimony ended with a former girlfriend of Gold Club manager Norbert Calder testifying she was threatened not to testify in the trial. She said Steven Kaplan and the Gold Club were connected to the Mafia, and said Mafioso had paid her visits since she left Atlanta in 1997.
In addition Steven Kaplan's former girlfriend Deborah Pinson testified on Thursday calling Kaplan "a wolf in sheep's clothing." Upcoming, it has been floated around Atlanta that professional athletes, possibly starting with Denver Bronco's All Pro running back Terrell Davis could begin taking the stand in the next two weeks. Patrick Ewing is another name mentioned as expected to testify, along with then team mate John Starks.
Rick C. Limpert is the founder and President of SBC Photography in Alpharetta, GA. (www.sbcphotog.com) and (www.springbreak.5u.com) Rick also writes articles and provides images for many magazines and e-zines. Rick is also a regular correspondent for talkingblue.com and is giving continuing coverage of the Gold Club Trial for AINews.com. SBC can be reached through its website or e-mail at email@example.com.