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Olympic Bribery Trial Takes a Break

Olympic Bribery Trial Takes a Break

Posted - Nov. 20, 2003 at 8:05 a.m.



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(KSL News) Jurors in the Olympic bribery trial get a break, with no proceedings scheduled for today or tomorrow.

But testimony yesterday exposed a tangled web of questionable Olympic deals worth tens of thousands of dollars.

A former official with the U.S. Olympic Committee took the stand. In a previous plea deal with prosecutors, Alfredo LaMont pleaded guilty to two federal felonies.

LaMont testified about a secret consulting contract with the Salt Lake bid committee.

He says Tom Welch and Dave Johnson asked him to give $12,000 to an IOC member from Bardados. LaMont called it a "bribe."

On cross examination defense lawyers grilled LaMont about other secret consulting deals he had with Rome, Istanbul, and the Samsung Corporation.

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