The money laundering trial of well-known defense attorney Bob George is winding down, but not before prosecutors talk about a motive for why they say he would commit a crime.
George is accused of helping a former client launder $200,000 cash in drug money and getting a $20,000 cut in return.
The government says George committed the crime because he was broke. Prosecutors called an auditor from their office to testify who analyzed George's finances.
The auditor says when George was arrested last year he only had about $4,000 total in both his personal and business bank accounts. The auditor also says George bounced 35 checks in a three year period leading up to his arrest, totaling about $120,000.
But the defense argues that George was not and is not broke and ultimately paid all his bills.
George's attorney Kevin Reddington also says his client had a life insurance policy with a value of almost 300 thousand dollars available to him at the time of his arrest.
The defense believes the government and its key witness, a paid informant for the Drug Enforcement Administration, had it out for George and set him up.
The prosecution is expected to rest Thursday and the defense is also expected to wrap up on Thursday.
Closing arguments are scheduled for Friday morning.