July 31st, early Tuesday morning, as reported earlier, the Judge dismissed the Conspiracy to Launder Money Charges. After some other procedural items were discussed, and the Jury arrived, Terri Reese finished her testimony.
Mr. Jordan (sp?) asked Terri if she recalled Rick talking about his calendar. She did.
He pointed out some pages from 2010 and that there were some columns on it and indicated Ryin $1840, Remington $1450, and as they flipped through pages there were more numbers listed. When asked if some of the numbers were weekly, she stated yes it says that.
Mr. Jordon pointed to an item stating total labor, “Jack $150″. Terri stated yes, but that was not money paid out.” Terri maintained that as she had said the day before that it was rent, gas, insurance, not money paid out.
Mr. Jordan turned to the 2009 and 2010 tax returns, and pointed out neither document shows any salary. Terri replied she isn’t an accountant and she doesn’t understand the numbers.
Mr. Jordan showed the wages line and indicated there were no wages on the return. Terri agreed, but explained they were not employees. Mr. Jordan stated again that there were no payments of salary made. An objection was raised that she had already testified to this.
Mr. Jordan returned to the calendar and stated that $49210 in labor was paid. An attorney objected on foundation, and stated she doesn’t know accounting. The judge overruled the objection. Terri replied she don’t do numbers well, and that the accountant did the tax returns.
Mr. Jordan wanted to know if her husband kept the numbers in a day timer. Terri replied she didn’t see what he was referring to.
Mr. Jordan asked her about an Agent (Smith?) being in the store for 2-3 weeks and that she worked with him. Terri stated she gave him the papers requested. When asked if she altered 4473 forms, she stated no they did not and she did not alter 4473 forms.
Mr. Jordan complete his cross examination, and Terri’s attorney, Brad Hall, returned to ask follow-up questions in redirect.
Mr. Hall asked Terri if during the inspections the agents conducted themselves in a professional manner. Terri agreed they were all respectful, and stated she was also.
Mr. Hall asked Terri to explain what the effect of dealing with ATF had on their business. Terri replied that they always had tips to help them do things better.
When asked if there were groups of people who came in to purchase weapons, or if any people had ever pooled their money, Terri replied often. She elaborated that there have been times when people came in together and a buyer would run out of money and ask a friend to loan the balance owed, and that this happens all the time.
That concluded Terri’s testimony in her own defense.