Cornwell Takes Stand at Negligence Trial

Boston (ap) — Crime writer Patricia Cornwell took the witness stand Thursday to testify in her lawsuit against her former financial management company. The author alleges that Anchin, Block and Anchin was negligent in handling her finances. Cornwell claims that the firm and a former executive cost her millions of dollars in losses or unaccounted revenue during their four-year relationship. Lawyers for the firm say there is no money missing from Cornwell’s accounts. They say losses were due to the economic downturn and her extravagant spending habits.