Second arrest warrant issued for ex-Tribune Co. executive Stephanie Pater

Chicago Tribune

Former Tribune Co. executive Stephanie Pater has "ducked a critical appointment before a federal judge," Steve Mills and Annie Sweeney report. Prosecutors say Pater diverted $260,000 in commissions due to Tribune to a company she controlled; a grand jury indicted her in December.

After her latest no-show Tuesday, Pater promised to come straight to court from the airport after she said her flight had been delayed, but she never showed up. A peeved U.S. District Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan issued the second arrest warrant in less than a week and demanded that she be taken into custody.

Pater's father tells the paper his daughter is doing coursework in Atlanta. "She deals with all kinds of problems and seems to be right on top of them," Daniel Pater says.

The Chicago Tribune has published a multipart series on the company's bankruptcy.

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.


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