Excerpt of Tom Petters speaking with Deanna Coleman about fake purchase orders:
Tom Petters: We'll write a letter to Palm Beach saying, look, we know Petters has got late payments. We'll deal with Petters. We'll deal with the retailers.
Deanna Coleman: Does Fortress know that all these (purchase orders) are fake?
Petters: [Expletive] no. They don't know they're fake.
Petters: They're not gonna be lookin' at our POs. They're only looking at one thing. They won't fund until I give them the money. So what I've been doin' over in Switzerland is making a deal.