Ex-Partner Wants Reno-Based Defense Contractor to Name Investors

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RENO (AP) - According to a former partner, Reno-based eTreppid
Technologies should NOT be allowed to black out the names of its
investors in court documents.

In his Reno federal court motion filed Friday, Dennis Montgomery
said the names should be revealed so it can be determined what role
the investors might have played in eTreppid.

The move came three days after eTreppid owner Warren Trepp asked
the court to redact the names of company investors from certain

The defense contractor and Montgomery have sued each other in
federal court over ownership of valuable software.

Governor Gibbons' relationship with Trepp is under investigation
by a federal grand jury. Montgomery has contended that Gibbons,
while serving in Congress, accepted gifts from Trepp in return for
assistance securing federal contracts. Gibbons and Trepp have
denied any wrongdoing.

Meanwhile, Trepp has filed a separate lawsuit in Washoe County
District Court alleging that Montgomery has failed to repay a
one-point-five (m) dollar loan given him by the company.

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