Election 2012

Judge Unseals Romney Testimony in Staples Divorce Case

Mitt accused of lying about value of company


Staples Inc. co-founder Tom Stemberg backs the unsealing of documents in his divorce case, in which Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney gave testimony.

"We have no concerns about the testimony," Brian Leary, a lawyer for Stemberg, told a judge in Norfolk Probate Court in Canton, Massachusetts, today. He called Romney's testimony a "primer" on Staples' early development.

Stemberg, 63, spoke at the Republican national convention, where Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, was given his party's nomination for president in the Nov. 6 election. Framingham, Massachusetts-based Staples, an office-supply retailer, grew with the help of an investment from Bain Capital LLC, the private-equity firm Romney co-founded.