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Unsealed trustee report puts David Bergstein, Ron Tutor in an unflattering light

April 13, 2011 | 10:10 am

An investigation by a court-appointed trustee into film businesses run by David Bergstein reaches harsh conclusions about the film financier and his former partner Ron Tutor.

The document was briefly unsealed Monday night by U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Barry Russell and then resealed on Tuesday in response to an emergency request by Bergstein. Among its findings is that an attorney for Tutor, chief executive of construction giant Tutor-Saliba Corp. and an owner of Miramax Films, submitted a document that incorrectly made it appear that he sold his 50% interest in Bergstein's businesses in January 2009. It also states that a company run by Bergstein withheld or deleted documents. The pair have denied the charges.

For much more, see the story in Wednesday's Times on the Chapter 11 trustee's report examining five businesses run by Bergstein that have been forced into bankruptcy. In addition, here is a copy of the entire investigation.

--Ben Fritz


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