LOS ANGELES - While the municipal market took Memorial Day off, a small group of people gathered in a Los Angeles courtroom Monday in an attempt to unravel the unusual events surrounding a slew of bond closing at the offices of Matthews & Wright on Dec. 31, 1985.

U.S. Tax Court Judge Julian I. Jacobs convened the unusual holiday session to keep to his schedule of completing the Whitewater Garden and Ironwood black box bond trial in two weeks.

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