|By Darren Fishell, Bangor Daily News, Maine|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
On Thursday, GNP auctioned off its No. 11 paper machine and other assets in part to settle property tax debt with the town of
Halle took the stand Thursday in
The lawsuit against Halle in
Cate Street manages the Great Northern Paper mill in
"We cannot comment on the lawsuit as it is pending, but it is important to note it does not involve
Halle testified during his 1 1/2 hours on the stand Thursday that he owns three guns but does not have a personal bank account or hold ownership of any land, property or corporate entities.
"As long as I can remember, I've always turned my paycheck over to [
Those paychecks amount to
"If I remember, it was
Last December, Halle testified in another deposition that his wife owns
"Cate Street is owned by
The company's website, however, identifies
"At Cate Street,
In a December deposition,
"OK, OK. There you go. That's why I've been home with the kids for a while," she said.
The details of Halle's paycheck deposits led newly appointed District Court Judge
In May, Bals issued subpoenas seeking to question
In a deposition last July,
According to records with the
According to a document submitted to the Finance Authority of
It is 99 percent owned by
Records show CSC shares an office address with
In April, Cate Street clarified with the
"You know, I'm a cancer survivor," Halle said in response to Bals. "I have the right to ... estate planning."
Questioned about his personal holdings, Halle said Thursday that he also owns no land and that the house at
The questioning Thursday afternoon came as attorneys for both sides jockey over how far the case can dig into
The collections case in District Court results from a
At the end of Thursday's hearing, attorney Bals also introduced into evidence two defamation lawsuits in which Halle is named a plaintiff. One lawsuit was filed in
While most of Thursday's hearing revealed what assets Halle does not personally own, he said he did have a 50 percent stake in an entity called
He also said he owns three guns -- a semi-automatic AR-15 rifle and two
Halle's testimony Thursday ended at
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