Defense attorneys for Tom Petters, who is accused of running a $3.5 billion Ponzi scheme, are seeking court permission to quit. The lawyers accuse the government of meddling in the Wayzata, Minn., businessman's defense by objecting to payment of their fees from Petters' frozen assets. In court filings Monday, they say they haven't been paid in nearly three months.
Alleged Minn. Ponzi Schemer's Attorneys Want to Quit Over Nonpayment
The Associated Press
March 17, 2009