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  • DAY TWO OF MAFFIA TESTIMONY IN KING FRAUD TRIAL

         In his second day of testimony, Joseph Maffia, the former
    Controller of Don King Productions, said that King instructed him
    to "create" $350,000 in training expenses to justify an insurance
    claim for a canceled '91 fight between Julio Cesar Chavez and
    Harold Brazier.  Maffia said Chavez owed King $736,000 and King
    wanted to recover some of that by attributing $350,000 of it to
    training expenses.  Maffia is seen as the "key witness" in the
    government's wire-fraud case against King.  Before the defense
    "could impugn Maffia as an angry former employee," the
    prosecution had him address the issue.  Maffia testified he has
    gone from hating King and wanting to hurt him, to merely
    disliking him.  The defense focused on details on the Chavez
    contract and Maffia's deal with the government (Richard Sandomir,
    N.Y. TIMES, 10/25).  ESPN's Jimmy Roberts: "The government had
    their key witness on the stand for the better part of a day and a
    half, yet it took the defense all of thirty minutes to offer
    information that might severely limit the effectiveness of his
    testimony" ("SportsCenter," 10/24).
    

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  • POCKLINGTON CLAIMS GOVERNMENT AGREED TO PAY HIM

         Oilers Owner Peter Pocklington was in a Canadian Court
    yesterday, defending himself from a civil action by his former
    meat-packing company and the province of Alberta.  Pocklington is
    accused of making improper payments from Gainers, the meat
    packing company, to his other holdings before the province seized
    Gainers because Pocklington failed to pay back a C$61M package of
    loans.  Pocklington claims the payments were management fees
    agreed to by the provincial government (Ian Gray, FINANCIAL POST,
    10/25).
    

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