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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Steve Gordon, longtime Seattle basketball figure, ensnares Steve Ballmer, others in failed business deals

In April 2012, Steve Gordon sent a $1,000 wire transfer to Australia as a supposed “test” ahead of bigger funding for a basketball promotional venture that Gordon claimed was backed by Steve Ballmer. The money originated from one of two Wells Fargo accounts belonging to Gordon over which Ballmer had power of attorney.