Web Extra: Anderson trial opening statement – Defense

When the Tom Anderson legislative corruption trial started up June 27, 2007, both the prosecution and the defense made their opening statements to the judge and jury. The prosecution’s opener lasted about 45 minutes while the defense lasted about 8 to 10 minutes in length.

Attached to this posting you’ll find a 3:18 excerpt of the defense’s statement, offered by Paul Stockler, defense attorney for Tom Anderson. Audio from the prosecution’s opening statement is available separately.

(audio obtained from the court’s official recording)