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DeChristopher’s testimony: a transcript

| The Salt Lake Tribune

First Published Mar 02 2011 12:44 pm • Last Updated Aug 12 2013 12:31 pm

The following is a transcript of Tim DeChristopher’s testimony.

He is charged with two felonies for placing bogus bids at a Dec. 19, 2008, federal oil and gas lease auction in Salt Lake City.

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The Salt Lake Tribune is providing this transcript via its reporters in Salt Lake City’s federal courthouse. It is not an official court transcript.

Defense attorney Ron Yengich: I want to get something out of the way. (Inaudible) ... Mr. DeChristopher, on December, 19, 2008, where did you live?

DeChristopher: [He gives his home address] in Salt Lake City.

Yengich: You are familiar with the government’s Exhibit No. 4?

DeChristopher: Yes

Yengich: You’ve seen it?

DeChristopher: Yes

Yengich: We’re going to talk about it. Is that your name?


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DeChristopher: Yes

Yengich: Who wrote that?

DeChristopher: I wrote that.

Yengich: What address is on that form?

DeChristopher: [He again gives his home address] in Salt Lake City.

Yengich: Did you live there during the calendar year 2009?

DeChristopher: Yes, I did, the whole time.

Yengich: Did you receive mail at that address?

DeChristopher: Yes.

Yengich: Was there ever a problem with your mail service at that time?

DeChristopher: Nothing that I knew about.

Yengich: Tell the members of the jury where you were born and where you were raised?

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