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Last week, jurors in the case against former Tyco International CEO L. Dennis Kozlowski saw a videotape of the $2 million birthday party that Kozlowski threw for his wife, largely with company funds. Prosecutors showed scenes of scantily clad revelers cavorting around a swimming pool, and of half-naked male models posing for photos with party guests. Also on the tape was singer Jimmy Buffett, whose group was flown in to perform at a reported cost of $250,000. The party was held on the Italian island of Sardinia.

According to the Associated Press, Judge Michael Obus had ruled that the jury could not view certain other "prejudicial" sights from the party tape, including men dressed in Roman garb carrying Kozlowski's wife over their heads and an ice sculpture of Michelangelo's David urinating vodka.

Orlando Weekly Expense Report

Name: Steve Schneider

Dept.: Editorial

Date: 12/8/03

Re: My office birthday party



Date Business Purpose Amount
12/6 Room rental, Little Sardinia
Restaurant and Bail Bonds
$165.00
12/5 Purchase of Slip 'N Slide
(for half-naked cavorting)
$29.99
12/3 Togas for account executives (9) $75.00
12/3 Lawn jockey (unpainted) $65
12/4 Apparatus to make lawn jockey
urinate Fanta
$84.98
11/24 Phone call to Jimmy Buffett
(8 minutes, duration), requesting
personal appearance (request denied)
$ .80
11/25 Phone call to Warren Buffett
(12 minutes, duration), requesting he
perform in J. Buffett's stead (denied)
$1.20
12/6 Buffet sandwich board from Jimmy
Buffett's Margaritaville Cafe
$19.95
12/5 Rental of "Tyco CEOs Gone Wild!"
party tape
$4.25
12/6 Miscellaneous (balloons, bunting, Kraft
singles, prophylactics)
$49.00
TOTAL EXPENSES: $494.87
NOTES: Boys: I know this exceeds the maximum outlay we had previously discussed. Please deduct the overrun from my stock-options package. SS
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