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.
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?
Yengich: You’ve seen it?
Yengich: We’re going to talk about it. Is that your name?
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?
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?Next Page >
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