Estate of Denial news clips (2/24/16)

Husband was watching home security footage from work when Indiana college administrator killed his wife and son, four, in fight over multi-million dollar family trust

The Daily Mail

February 19, 2016

A husband said he saw his wife’s uncle inside their suburban Indianapolis house via surveillance video before he went home and found her and their four-year-old son fatally shot, police said.

Raymond Giehll III checked the security video after his wife sent him a text message on Wednesday morning that her uncle, 61-year-old Lucius Hamilton III, was at the house and she didn’t answer calls to her cellphone, Boone County Sheriff’s Department said on Thursday.


Ex-Lawyer Convicted Of Felony In $47746 Theft From Disabled Man (CT)

Hartford Courant

February 20, 2016

Former lawyer Michael Schless, charged with stealing $47,746 from a disabled man whose finances he managed for years as a probate court-appointed conservator, wasn’t granted the “accelerated rehabilitation” program he had requested in December in hopes of avoiding a criminal record.

Instead, when his day in court arrived Friday, he ended up with a felony conviction for first-degree larceny.


Ex-Attorney Admits to $1.5M Fraud Involving Clients (NY)

New York Law Journal

February 23, 2016

A disbarred lawyer in Westchester County who was convicted in 2014 of overcharging Bronx residents’ estates pleaded guilty Monday to three felonies connected to a 2015 scheme.

According to the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office, Michael Lippman of Yonkers stole nearly $1.5 million from Jan. 1 to Sept. 15, 2015 from 13 different clients who paid him for various services, including real estate transfers and estate planning.