Tom Petters' attorneys are indicating that the government's attempt to restrict fees so as to preserve the assets for creditors makes it impossible for a good defense.

Jon Hopeman, Petters lead attorney, says that the team he has assembled will not be able to continue--and the team wonders if they will even get paid for the $500,000 in fees they have generated to date. Estimates to defend Petters are in the $5,000,000 range.

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