Images from the long, bizarre trial of David Brooks - the chief of the former Westbury body armor company, DHB Industries.
Lawyers for former DHB chief David Brooks, who is charged with looting his body-armor company, are fighting to prevent testimony from a Florida veterinarian who has told prosecutors that Brooks was looking for a drug to wipe out the memory of the government's chief witness.
Former DHB chief financial officer Dawn Schlegel leaves federal court in Central Islip earlier this month. As a witness for the prosecution, she is under fire from the defense team of her former DHB boss David Brooks who is charged with looting the body armor company. (March 17, 2010)
Former DHB Industries Chief Financial Officer Dawn Schlegel is escorted by the FBI to be arraigned Aug. 17, 2006 on securities fraud and insider trading. In March 2010 she is testifying for the prosecution against her former employer, David Brooks.
David Brooks, former head of Westbury body-armor company, DHB, after he was arrested on charges of looting his company. He was convicted in September 2010. (Oct. 25, 2007)
David Brooks, former head of DHB Industries, outside of federal court in Central Islip. (June 3, 2008)
David Brooks leaves federal court in Central Islip. (Feb. 24, 2009)
David Brooks, left, with his brother Jeffrey Brooks leave federal court in Central Islip. (June 4, 2008)
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. - AUGUST 18, 2010: US Government case against David Brooks, who alledgedly looted money from his former company, DHB Industries to support his extravagant lifestyle. Jil Klinkert, girlfriend of David Brooks leaves Federal Court this afternoon. Photo by Kathy Kmonicek
Three associates of David Brooks, the former DHB Industries chief executive on trial for looting his Westbury company, were fingerprinted yesterday by the FBI in a jury tampering probe. (Aug. 18, 2010)
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. - AUGUST 18, 2010: US Government case against David Brooks, who alledgedly looted money from his former company, DHB Industries to support his extravagant lifestyle. Jeffrey Brooks (right), brother of David Brooks, arrives at Federal Court this afternoon accompanied by his lawyer, Steven Sparling. Photo by Kathy Kmonicek
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. - AUGUST 18, 2010: US Government case against David Brooks, who alledgedly looted money from his former company, DHB Industries to support his extravagant lifestyle. Aaron Hendel, a para legal for David Brooks leaves US Federal Court late this morning. Photo by Kathy Kmonicek
David Brooks and co-defendant Sandra Hatfield embrace at a company party in Miami. Brooks is wearing the jewel encrusted American flag belt buckle that a federal indictment charges his former company DHB bought for $100,000. (2005)
Following prosecutor's closing arguments, David Brooks' girlfriend, Jil Klinkert, leaves federal court, Monday. (July 26, 2010)
David Brooks' Learjet which he used for personal trips for himself and his family while paying for it with company funds, prosecutors say. (Undated)
The children of ex-DHB owner David Brooks -- Victoria and Andrew -- leave court in January.
Signatures on an employment agreement for David Brooks. The government maintains the signature above his is a forgery.