Trial looms for entrepreneur
ASPEN A district judge is expected to decide Monday if accused Peter Frommer will stand trial for 28 felony charges connected to a string of bad checks he allegedly wrote to various local businesses and individuals. District Judge James Boyd’s ruling is anticipated after a preliminary hearing that lasted two days – over a two-week period – in which he heard testimony from six witnesses. Closing arguments are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday in Pitkin County District Court.
In a five-hour hearing last Wednesday, a small-business owner, a bank manager and Aspen police detective Eric Ross testified about Frommer’s alleged check bouncing.Garth McCarty, defense attorney for Frommer, pushed witnesses on every detail and tried to show holes in the testimony. At one point during the hearing, one of the witnesses appeared visibly angry at the questioning and raised his voice as McCarty questioned him.
Kip Feight, owner of Conundrum Catering, said he called Frommer at least 100 times trying to get payment for a private chef his company provided to Frommer for a week last October. “[Frommer] has been lying to me and putting off paying for our services for months,” Feight said. “Honest people pay their bills in a timely manner.”
Another alleged victim, Tom Engelman, owner of A La Car Restaurant Delivery Service, testified two weeks ago that hundreds of phone calls and text messages to Frommer seeking payment for a January delivery were not returned. Joel Stonington’s e-mail address is email@example.com
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User