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Patricia Cornwell testifies in suit vs. her accounting firm

Best-selling crime novelist ­Patricia Cornwell testified Thursday that she was never aware her former financial management firm had invested her money in an “aggres­sive growth” fund against her wishes and that her signature on a financial document had been forged.

Cornwell, taking the stand for the first time in her federal lawsuit against the firm and its former principal, said she had told Evan Snapper and his colleagues at ­Anchin, Block & Anchin that she was earning enough money and wanted to invest conservatively. But she told the jury she later discovered that Anchin had invested some of her fortune in riskier ventures.

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