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Likewise, the trustee, even though he is a party, may qualify as an expert, even though his bias can be challenged. He is a CPA and a panel trustee in Alaska, which have given him on-the-job experience in understanding and reconstructing financial transactions.
Judge Ross concluded as follows:
In short, I find that Mr. E’s report is based on substantial factual mistakes, speculation, innuendo, and inferences which are not supported by full explanations and analysis. It is not worthy of an expert of his caliber, nor worthy of admission as evidence in this case. His expert opinion will be excluded.
Source: In re Bonham, 55 Fed. Rul. Evidence Serv. (Callaghan) 419; 2000 Bankr. Lexis 727.