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Fawell Gets Angry

By Amy Hart in News on Oct 26, 2005 1:30PM


You would think the prosecution in the George Ryan trial would have learned by now that their key witness, Scott Fawell, doesn't like answering questions about his fiancee, Andrea Coutretsis. We mean he really, REALLY doesn't like it, and if it would not have been too surprising if he had gone all Naomi Campbell on federal prosecutors before he finished up his testimony on Tuesday.

Yesterday lead prosecutor Patrick Collins had the nerve to ask Fawell if Coutretsis maybe lied to protect him, and Fawell replied that such questions were "a very touchy subject with me," and "I'm not threatening you, but we're on very bad turf, you and I." Wow, that's not too awkward.

Fawell was sure to get in a few last digs before returning to his prison cell in South Dakota by saying the prosecution's treatment of him leading up to trial was designed to "make your life a living hell to get you to do what they want you to do." And then he stepped down from the stand and waved. Yes, you read it correctly, he waved. Adios, Scott.

Between Scott's mood swings and the prosecution's frustration with Fawell's attitude, Chicagoist is guessing Collins and Fawell probably won't keep in touch after the trial is over, which is such a shame with the holiday season right around the corner.

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