Mom of Doris Duke heirs used bodyguards to avoid process server: court papers (NY)

The mother of Doris Duke’s twin heirs dodged a process server for weeks in Utah, hiding behind her kids, blocked phones and bodyguards, to avoid being dragged to court in New York, according to an affidavit filed in Surrogate Court.

Lawyers for Citibank and JP Morgan — who watch over multi-million dollar trust funds for the teenage twins — were summoning Daisha Inman to court to provide a detailed accounting of how she has spent their inheritance in the last few years.

The bank trustees suggested in Manhattan Surrogate Court earlier this year that Inman has been squandering her children’s inheritance — most recently at the behest of an ex-husband who is a convicted child molester.

According to a Utah process server, Nik Coffen, he started trying to give Inman the papers at her Park City home on May 9 but she wasn’t there.

Inman’s 15-year-old son and daughter, Walker and Georgia, “were very polite and helpful and gave me Daisha’s phone number,” Coffen says.

The twins said their mother was staying with a friend and would return the following week.

On May 11, Coffen says, Inman returned his phone call from a blocked phone and spoke for about 11 minutes.

“She was not cooperative at all,” Coffen said.

He said Inman told him she wasn’t going to be served because the New York papers had not been filed through Utah courts.”She told me …her swat team and body guards would not let me anywhere near her,” he said.

Coffen said Inman didn’t return any more calls and “the guard wouldn’t let me in” when he returned to her home again on May 14.

Coffen was then forced to repeatedly mail the papers to Inman.

The first batch were returned. She refused to sign for the second round and the third were sent back without a signature required at the receiving end.

Coffen was trying to give Inman papers ordering her to appear in court on June 28 for a hearing on the banks’ request for a detailed accounting of how she has spent millions drawn from the children’s trusts.

They also want restrictions imposed on how she can spend their funds for the next few years until they reach maturity.

Inman did not appear June 28.

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Mom of Doris Duke heirs used bodyguards to avoid process server: court papers
The mother of Doris Duke’s twin heirs dodged a process server for weeks in Utah, hiding behind her kids, blocked phones and bodyguards, to avoid being dragged to court in New York, according to an affidavit filed in Surrogate Court.
Barbara Ross
July 9, 2013
New York Daily News
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/mom-doris-duke-heirs-bodyguards-avoid-process-server-court-papers-article-1.1393776#ixzz2Yhlk3eQb

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