David Phelps

Reporter | Professional services
Phone: 612-673-7269
David Phelps covers the business of law, advertising and financial services. He previously led coverage of the Tom Petters fraud investigation and continues to cover its afternmath. Phelps is a former member of the Star Tribune Washington Bureau who has also covered state and local government and politics.

Recent content from David Phelps

Petters’ resentencing bid goes to judge

In final arguments, prosecutors focused on Petters’ lies. But his attorney said Petters showed he didn’t know all his options...

Updated: November 05, 2013, - 08:29 PM

Alliance is a resource for overseas legal aid

When clients need legal help in other states or countries, the Legal Netlink Alliance steps in.

Updated: November 02, 2013, - 05:04 PM

Oct. 29: Best Buy enlists star power for holiday ads

SNL veteran Maya Rudolph and Will Arnett from “30 Rock’’ are among actors who will try to counter Amazon.com.

Updated: October 29, 2013, - 05:49 AM

Minneapolis-based Olson gets work under the Golden Arches?

Minneapolis media agency Olson is added to McDonald’s roster, according to PRWeek.

Updated: October 28, 2013, - 08:42 PM

Oct. 24: Tearful Petters pleads for lighter sentence

The man at the center of Minnesota’s biggest business fraud tells judge and a federal prosecutor: “I lied’’ during 2009 trial.

Updated: October 24, 2013, - 04:35 PM

Tom Petters returning to court in hopes of a lighter sentence

The fraud mastermind goes back to federal court this week to argue that he’d have taken a plea deal for 30 years, rather than be sentenced to 50.

Updated: October 20, 2013, - 10:48 PM

Digital devices turn up the heat on corporate risk managers

Employees with digital devices can become the targets of hackers and thieves. Risk managers are feeling that heat.

Updated: October 19, 2013, - 12:12 PM

With bacon and films, Hormel finds match made in hog heaven

A banjo picker named Devin stars in the winning entry at Hormel’s first bacon film festival.

Updated: October 19, 2013, - 07:14 AM

Petters money man Vennes gets 15 years in prison

Frank Vennes, Jr., the born-again ex-convict, who helped Tom Petters raise more than $1 billion for a fraudulent Ponzi scheme, was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison.

Updated: October 18, 2013, - 11:17 PM

Petters money man Vennes gets 15 years

The born-again ex-convict pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting fraud in 2012.

Updated: October 18, 2013, - 01:49 PM

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