Records of half a dozen conversations between the rap mogul and key defence witnesses have been posted on an American website...

Phone records that confirm SEAN ‘PUFFY’ COMBS made telephone calls to high-profile witnesses in his nightclub shooting trial have been posted on the Internet.

The records appear on [url=]www.courttv.com, the US site devoted to the biggest trials currently before court in the States.

It had been suggested in court last Thursday (March 8) that witness tampering was going on in the trial, in an attempt to portray Combs in a better light. The records had been presented as evidence, but had not, at that time, been made public.

Prosecutor Bogdanos provided the record of more than half a dozen occasions when conversations were held between phones owned by Puffy and two of the defence’s strongest witnesses, Charise Myers and Christopher Chambers. Both Myers and Chambers had declared under oath not to have seen Puffy carrying a gun at any time during the night of the shooting on December 27, 1999 in Club New York on Times Square. Both witnesses had also told jurors they did not know Combs personally and had never discussed their testimony with him.

To see the records, [url=]click here….

Both defence and prosecution will begin their closing arguments today (March 12). These are expected to be relatively brief. Observers also believe that the jury at Manhattan Supreme Court will reach a verdict before the end of this week.

If found guilty, Puffy and his bodyguard Anthony ‘Wolf’ Jones face 15 years for their part in the shooting. Rapper and Puffy protege Shyne faces 25 years for his.

As the trial draws to its conclusion this week, you can read a blow-by-blow account of the dramatic events in NME.COM’s mini-site, containing a full history of the trial and an archive of events and updates. Click back soon for more details.