The jury heard witness testimony from both sides today.
The former director of the poverty point reservoir is charged with illegally using tax dollars for his personal projects.
The jury heard from the prosecutor's witnesses who all said they saw a poverty point employee working on Thompson’s property.
This afternoon, Thompson’s attorney finally had the opportunity to call their witnesses to the stand.
A key defense witness for Mike Thompson took the stand late this afternoon, and the spotlight turned in great detail to a work log kept by handyman Joe Cleveland.
The expert examined 144 entries, and the defense dissected 37 of them for the jury.
Some of those entries had the letter "m" handwritten next to them, with a circle drawn around the letter.
That part wasn't clear.
But the handwriting expert questioned some of those entries, saying he thought some items may have been added later, and that some lines were even squeezed in between normal entries, even written in the margins.
that is important, because it could call into question the accuracy of the time
logs kept by
The defense is clearly trying to suggest that entries were added later or faked.
Thompson’s Trial resumes Tuesday Morning.