White-Collar Crime

Onetime Top In-House Lawyer Faces Charges Over Drugs Allegedly Found in Under-Desk Safe


Two years after a raid by federal agents of a Minnesota company allegedly revealed cocaine, ecstasy and methamphetamine to be in the under-desk safe of its chief legal counsel, felony drug charges have been brought against attorney David Baer, 37.

Baer was not implicated in the Ponzi scheme at Petters Group Worldwide and Petters Companies Inc., for which his old boss, Tom Petters, is now serving a hefty prison term. However, Baer has been named as a defendant in civil litigation related to the corporation’s bankruptcy, which is seeking repayment of some $3 million in salary and bonuses, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.

Related coverage:

ABAJournal.com: “Alleged $3.5B Petters Ponzi Scheme Racks Up Another $1.6M in Legal Bills”

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