Estate of Denial news clips (3/8/17)

Former pharmacy employee in St. Helena arrested on burglary, financial elder abuse charges (CA)

Napa Valley Register

February 27, 2017

ST. HELENA — A former Vasconi’s Drugs employee who was responsible for delivering medication to local patients was arrested last week on suspicion of stealing credit cards, cash and valuables from her clients and her employer.

Eva Consuelo Vasquez, 23, of Napa was arrested Thursday night after St. Helena and Napa police served a search warrant at her home and found evidence linking her to the crimes, said St. Helena Police Chief Bill Imboden.

Vasquez was arrested on felony charges of burglary, financial elder abuse, and allegedly committing a felony while out on bail. She had already been fired from Vasconi’s.


AAP-led Delhi govt eases norms for senior citizens to boot heirs off property (INDIA)

Hindustan Times

February 27, 2017

Elderly parents can now throw out their abusive and greedy children from a “self-acquired” home by simply complaining to the deputy commissioner, rather than going to police or filing a lawsuit which is a time-sapping process.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government amended the Delhi maintenance and welfare of parents and senior citizens rules, 2009, allowing senior citizens to approach the area deputy commissioner with complaints against children.


David Bowie’s lawyers issue notice for secret heirs to come forward

Star Magazine UK

February 27, 2017

Anyone who believes they have the right to inherit a portion of his estate, including any secret love children, will have two months to present their claims, after a notice was placed in The Times on Saturday (25Feb17).

David, who passed away aged 69 in January last year (16) after a battle with cancer, has two acknowledged children, film director Duncan Jones, 45, by his first wife Angie, and a daughter Lexi Jones, 16, by his second wife Iman.


Accused embezzler denies allegations (MI)

Livingston Daily

February 28, 2017

A Hamburg Township woman denied Friday that she embezzled from an elderly woman who has dementia, but admits she borrowed money from her.

Cheryl Elaine Smith, 61, said she repaid all the money – she couldn’t say how much – she borrowed from an 89-year-old Washtenaw County woman she calls a friend, “except what I just borrowed – $33,500 for a lot (in Florida) and the Coach (a trailer) was $12,050.”


Dead man’s statements up to judge in case of Center Harbor family trial (NH)

The Laconia Daily Sun

February 28, 2017

LACONIA — A Center Harbor man charged with looting the investment accounts of his terminally ill father is slated to stand trial next month.

Keith Fitzgerald, 51, who worked as a private equity consultant, is accused of stealing more than $827,000 by shuffling money from accounts jointly titled to himself and his father, into accounts he exclusively controlled.


Windham County Assistant Judge Paul Kane submits letter of resignation: ‘I do this with great sadness but without shame or guilt (NH)

Brattleboro Reformer

March 4, 2017

BRATTLEBORO — In a letter emailed to the media at just after 1 a.m. on Tuesday, Windham County Assistant Judge Paul Kane announced he was stepping down from the position he has held since February 2015.

Kane stated his reason for stepping down is he has been in a “two-way battle with Probate and the Judiciary Conduct Committee. My issues stem from my now deceased wife and myself taking care of a loved one in our home for a 31-month period. During this time I had a (Power of Attorney) and was in charge of finances.”