Oh my. Not looking good for Herve. His wife testified on his behalf and appears to have gaps in her memory. These are excerpts I pulled from the article. See link for full article.
http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2011/feb/22/ ... artner=RSS
FORT PIERCE — The wife of an embattled submarine builder being sued over a soured business deal with a Dubai-based conglomerate took the stand in her husband's defense Tuesday.
Helen Jaubert told jurors in a federal trial that when her husband, retired French counterintelligence officer Herve Jaubert, in 2004 announced they were moving to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, things moved quickly.
During cross-examination, Helen Jaubert, who was part owner of their firm, Seahorse Submarine Industries Inc., had trouble recalling specific details about the terms of her husband's employment, or what documents she signed as part of a deal by Dubai World to pay the couple $1.5 million for assets belonging to Seahorse.
Helen Jaubert was asked about a $2.3 million deposit the couple made into a U.S. bank in 2007, after her husband had been accused of misappropriating company funds. She said she couldn't recall if the account was opened so they could deposit proceeds from selling their Dubai home.
"I don't remember," Helen Jaubert told attorney Jon Cederberg. "There were other deposits, too."
Bank records showed the account was opened July 26, 2007 with $100, and on Aug. 23, 2007, the Jauberts deposited $2.3 million. Three months later, records show they paid nearly $1.2 million from the account to "olympia escrow account" for their current home in Wellington.