Motion filed for Tutor to submit to examination

Has refused to be interviewed under oath in Bergstein case

The trustee in the involuntary bankruptcy action involving five companies controlled by David Bergstein on Monday filed an additional motion to force Ronald Tutor to be interviewed under oath about the case and provide certain documents and files.

Tutor until now has "refused to voluntarily submit" to an examination, according to the filing by interim trustee Ronald Durkin. He says Tutor should be deposed beginning June 29 because he was co-owner of one of the companies in the bankruptcy action, R2D2, from November 2002 until January 2009, and continues to directly or indirectly control with Bergstein other entities that are involved.

The filing asks the federal bankruptcy court to order Tutor to reveal "sources, uses and transfers of funds and other assets (including rights in motion pictures, copyrights and distribution agreements)" from 2008 through 2010.

Tutor, 69, is better known as the chairman and CEO of Tutor Perini Corp., one of the largest U.S. construction companies. He is also a member of the board of trustees of USC, where he has donated money and his company has been active in campus construction. A new building at USC is being named after him.

Tutor is also a key financial backer of a $650 million bid for Miramax which he and Bergstein are currently negotiating with Disney under an "exclusive window" for talks. Bergstein has said there are two other backers who are "offshore entities," that he has not yet publicly identified.
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