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Kerkorian will testify at trial

August 08, 2008|Victoria Kim

Billionaire Kirk Kerkorian will testify at the trial of his former lawyer, attorneys said in court Thursday.

Defense attorneys for Terry Christensen, Kerkorian's longtime friend and lawyer, said they plan to call Kerkorian to the stand to testify about his bitter 2002 child support battle with ex-wife Lisa Bonder Kerkorian, who was seeking $320,000 in monthly child support for her daughter, then 4.

Prosecutors say Christensen hired private eye Anthony Pellicano to wiretap Bonder Kerkorian to gain an edge in the high-stakes legal battle, but defense attorneys have argued that the famed entertainment attorney was being used by the investigator. Christensen and Pellicano are on trial in federal district court in Los Angeles, each facing two counts relating to the wiretap.

-- Victoria Kim

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