Then things went silent until the last few days.
Last Thursday, Mortenson's lawyers filed a motion to have the civil suit dismissed. The move may have been a preemptive strike against a wave of bad news about to crash down on Mortenson. On Sunday, Outside magazine published a lengthy article that wonders if "CAI is about to get hammered" by the AG's office. The story recounts a tense exchange between Krakauer and CAI board members, and cites Krakauer's periodic updates to his own reporting.
The situation has been relatively quiet for several months, with the attorney general’s office toiling away and lawyers on both sides of the civil suit researching, writing, and filing pretrial motions and briefs. And while it’s impossible to predict what will happen next, this much seems safe to say: the Greg Mortenson story is about to get loud again.
The Outside article, written by Alex Heard, digs much deeper into the legal questions and accusations against Mortenson. It's worth a read, especially with things apparently heating up again.