12/14/2007 (www.myfoxchicago.com) Craig Wall Reporting (VIDEO):

“Investigators follow money trail from Drew Peterson to his son”



12/14/2007 MyFoxChicago VIDEO: Investigators follow money trail from Drew Peterson to his son.

Craig Wall reporting for Fox News: "Sources have confirmed that prosecutors have subpoenaed bank records that show Drew Peterson, in the weeks after his wife’s disappearance funneled nearly a quarter of a million dollars to his son Steve, an Oak Brook police officer. Steve Peterson has now testified twice before the Grand Jury investigating Stacy Peterson’s disappearance and although he declined to comment, a law enforcement source said prosecutors most assuredly would want answers about the money trail.

According to sources, Drew Peterson has transferred more than $250,000 to his son from several bank accounts including joint accounts he held with Stacy. Investigators found that Drew wrote as many as six checks to Steve all within a few days in mid November including one check for more than $150,000.

Tonight Drew Peterson declined to comment and so did his attorney.

Joel Brodsky: "I'm not going to comment on my clients personal financial affairs. I'm sure, and if that’s true, I'm not even sure on whether or not it is, I'm sure there's legitimate reasons for it."

One legal expert says Peterson’s motive could be to protect his assets in case he gets sued. Tonight Kathleen Savio’s sister said the family has indeed contacted lawyers about filing a wrongful death lawsuit against Drew. He was in the mist of divorcing Kathleen when she mysteriously died in her bathtub in 2004


Also tonight Fox News has learned that state police have asked prosecutors for another search warrant for additional cell phone records relating to Drew.