Tom Petters' foul mouth caught on audio and transcripts
Tom Petters: F-bomb city.
Convicted Ponzi schemer Tom Petters, settling in for what amounts to a life sentence in a federal penitentiary for screwing investors out of billions of dollars, isn't guilty.
No, he's a victim! He's misunderstood! He's selling a fucking dream, for cryin' out loud!
That's what he said while Department of Justice officials listened in, courtesy of the wire worn by his former associate and government informant Deanna Coleman.
DOJ has now released the tapes and transcripts of Petters as he slowly but surely puts the screws to himself in a massive fraud, and we've just posted our award-winning cartoonist Ken Avidor's take on what the very NSFW documents reveal. Check it out by clicking here.
No one knows Petters like Avidor. He sat through the disgraced businessman's trial, and delivered a regular illustrated update as the case progressed.
The work garnered a "Best Use of Multimedia" award from the Society of Professional Journalists' Minnesota chapter in April.
Click on the image to go to the slideshow.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss City Pages' biggest stories.
- Nicole Curtis hates 'affordable housing' that replaced south Minneapolis homes
- Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau will keep her job, but not without critics
- Minnetonka Schools remain oddly silent after teen assaults Chris Carr's daughter
- Luke McAvoy, ex-Minnesota football player, comes out in powerful essay