After wife flees witness stand, mogul could be scot-free

Clyde Berg
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Clyde Berg

The case against a Silicon Valley mogul accused of chaining his wife to a bed for two days and sexually assaulting her with a golf putter may be dismissed if the wife fails to return to the witness stand after storming out while under oath, the San Jose Mercury News reported.

"I'm going to have to ask to be excused,'' Ellena Berg said. Then, without waiting for permission from the judge, she quickly left the courtroom and the courthouse.

Judge Ron Del Pozzo gave the Swedish native until Thursday at 1:30 p.m. to return to testify against her husband, real estate millionaire Clyde Berg, who is charged with two felony counts that carry a sentence of more than 15 years to life.

Clyde Berg's brother Carl Berg, also a real estate mogul, ranks as one of the richest men in the United States.

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