Ex-Homestore CFO testifies against Wolff

Giesecke describes Wall Street-focused culture during dot-com heydays

LOS ANGELES–Federal prosecutors questioned a key witness Tuesday in an effort to build their case against former Homestore CEO Stuart Wolff, who is on trial here facing allegations of securities fraud and illegal insider trading of the company’s stock.

John Giesecke, Homestore’s former CFO and then COO, testified about the company’s Wall Street-focused culture from 1998 through 2001, the year of an alleged criminal conspiracy among a number of the