Defense takes turn in Wolff trial

Former Homestore employees testify in courtroom drama

LOS ANGELES — Two former employees of Homestore (now Move Inc.) were questioned here Friday morning in the trial of Stuart Wolff, the company’s former chief executive, who has been charged with conspiracy, filing false statements with the Securities and Exchange Commission, circumvention of internal auditing controls, fraudulent insider trading, and falsification of corporate books and records.

First on the witness stand for the defense was Joe Zwicker, a wide-eyed young man in a gray suit and white shirt, who worked for Homestore in a business planning capacity in 2001.