Estate of Denial news clips (2/13/17)

Suffolk probate register is suspended (MA)

Boston Globe

February 4, 2017

Two years after he unseated an official accused of lax work habits and confrontational behavior, Suffolk Register of Probate Felix D. Arroyo has been placed on administrative leave and the office is under investigation again, a court official said late Friday.

The state’s Trial Courts ordered an independent investigation of the registry Friday, following an internal shakeup that ousted Arroyo’s first assistant and brought in a manager from the Essex court system to oversee management of the office for the past four months, officials said.


Murray Probate Court employee placed on leave as GBI investigates missing funds (GA)

The Daily Citizen

February 6, 2017

CHATSWORTH, Ga. — The Murray County Probate Court employee at the center of a Georgia Bureau of Investigation inquiry into missing money has been placed on indefinite paid leave, according to Probate Judge John Waters.

Waters said he would not release the employee’s name while the case is under investigation.


$725000 Settlement In Jarmoc Farm Probate Battle (CT)

Hartford Courant

February 6, 2017

A long-running, bitter probate dispute between family members who own an Enfield tobacco farm has ended with a former state legislator agreeing to pay $725,000 to his sister.

Stephen Jarmoc will pay Laura Eggleston $250,000 immediately to settle the probate case and a civil lawsuit that was pending in Superior Court in Hartford, records show. The agreement also calls for the former state legislator to pay $475,000 in promissory notes to his sister — the first for $125,000 due in 2021 and the second for $350,000 due in 2031, according to probate records.