Businessman's Testimony Continues in Bribery Trial

Businessman's Testimony Continues in Bribery Trial

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(KSL News) Salt Lake businessman David Simmons will continue his testimony this morning in the Olympic Bribery trial.

On the stand yesterday, he testified that in 1990, former bid leader Tom Welch asked him to employ John Kim, the son of IOC Vice-President Kim Un- yong of South Korea.

Simmons hired John Kim. But Kim never did any work. So Simmons was reimbursed $78,000 by the bid committee.

Simmons has a deal with the government. And Welch's attorney Bill Taylor asked if he lied to Federal investigators to avoid prosecution.

Simmons replied he didn't believe he had done anything criminally wrong until he was shown falsified immigration documents that he had signed for Kim.

Defense lawyers are trying to attack the businessman's credibility, like they did with former finance director, Rod Hamson.

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