with a promise — which he didn’t follow through on — to repay the rest of the allegedly ill-gotten money, was not an admission of wrongdoing.
Mr Morters said: “Sir, you just told us that at that point you thought you did the wrong thing”.
Deutrom said repaying the money was part of a plan – which he was yet to act on – to sue Elders for about $1 million.
Justice Jenny Blokland at one point asked Deutrom to “try to be more direct” when answering questions, although Deutrom’s barrister, Jon Tippett QC said he was “answering the questions in his own way”. The trial continues.
Deutrom leaves the NT Supreme Court with his wife, Helen, yesterday