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Transparency bill opposition exposes local bond election deceptions

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Texas voters are a step closer to much needed transparency when it comes to city, county and school bond elections. Officials routinely claim support for open government policies, yet opposition to bills before the state’s legislature reminds this concept functions as a theory local governments more robustly espouse than routinely practice. The May 6 election Keep Reading…

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Disbarred Montco lawyer arrested for allegedly stealing from special needs client trusts (PA) Philadelphia Business Journal April 11, 2017 A disbarred Montgomery County attorney was arrested for allegedly stealing and misappropriating almost $147,000 from trusts of clients with special needs. Patrick J. Bradley, 45, of Collegeville, Pa., was charged with multiple counts of theft and Keep Reading…

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Prince’s Estate Plagued with Disputes a Year After His Death Vanity Fair April 7, 2017 It’s been nearly a year since Prince died from an opioid overdose. He did not leave a will, and, though the estate left in disarray by his sudden death is in better shape, many questions—and disputes—remain. The Minnesota courts have Keep Reading…

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Woman enters guilty plea in guardianship abuse case (NV) KLAS-TV April 5, 2017 LAS VEGAS – A woman accused of stealing nearly $40,000 from the trust account of a person she was legally responsible for has pleaded guilty to one count of exploitation of a vulnerable person. Susan Roussell was the legal guardian of Jason Keep Reading…

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New York Banking Royalty’s Heirs Are Unloading Art to Save the Family Estate Bloomberg April 4, 2017 Beyond the formal gardens, past sculpted terraces and ornate fountains, rises Wethersfield — the country estate of what was once one of America’s wealthiest families. There, among rolling hills 95 miles north of New York, a grandson of Keep Reading…

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Billionaire University Benefactor ‘Hired a Hit Man to Kill His Eldest Son After He Was Kicked Out of the Family’s Investment Company’ (UK) Daily Mail April 2, 2017 A billionaire businessman who was previously sued by his ex-wife over a multi-million dollar donation to his alma mater is now being accused of putting a hit Keep Reading…

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Buss family feud over Lakers appears to end with Jeanie as controlling owner Los Angeles Times March 27, 2017 The monthlong fight between Jeanie Buss and her brothers, Jim and Johnny, to control the Lakers is over. The three siblings have agreed for Jeanie to serve as controlling owner and on the team’s board of Keep Reading…

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