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Karp testified he received checks from Brooks

February 05, 2010
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According to a source involved with the David Brooks trial, horse agent Charlie Karp took the stand this past Wednesday, Feb. 3, as a prosecution witness in the continuing trial of United States v. Brooks.  Karp was shown and questioned about a check in the amount of $10,000 that he received as a broker’s commission for work done on behalf of David Brooks.
 
According to the indictment, the check was an NDL check for $10,000 paid to “Brooks’ Horse Broker” in July 2003.  That broker turned out to be Karp.
 
NDL is a subsidiary of DHB Industries Inc. (DHB is the company that David Brooks is accused of looting). NDL is NDL Products Inc., a company located in Florida that, according to the indictment, “manufactured protective athletic products, such as pads, bandages and braces.”
 
According to the source, Karp’s testimony was similar to that of Carl Conte’s from the first week of trial.  That is, Karp received the check for services rendered to Brooks and was not involved in the producing of body armor part of Brooks’s business. Karp’s testimony was brief, but is part of a much larger government attempt to show that Brooks spent millions of dollars of company money on personal items such as a $100,000 belt buckle, expensive cars, including a Bentley, and millions of dollars to support his horse racing operation.
 
The trial is scheduled to resume on Monday, Feb. 8.--By Steve Kallas
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