Estate of Denial news clips (4/19/17)

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 whittled his potential heirs down to six—including his sister Tyka Nelson and five half-siblings—and discredited several outrageous claims of connections to the late pop star. A woman insisted they had been married, but the C.I.A. covered it up, according to The New York Times. There were a few claims that Prince was the father of both biological and adopted children. Many “cousins” came out of the woodwork.


Victims of indicted attorney Robert Graham suffer hardship (NV)

Las Vegas Review-Journal

April 10, 2017

Wheelchair bound, with cerebral palsy since birth, Sharona Dagani no longer takes frequent trips to buy groceries and attend church.

The former Las Vegas woman, 29, has no money to fix a broken-down van her caregivers use to take her on errands.

And she can’t afford to pay those caregivers for a large portion of the help she needs to get through each day with a neurological disorder that has left her with an impaired voice and limited use of her hands and legs.


Savannah woman sues imprisoned Probate Clerk Kim Birge over daughter’s missing money (VA)

Savannah Morning News

April 11, 2017

A Savannah woman has sued imprisoned former Probate Clerk Kim Birge over money deposited for her daughter in Chatham County Probate Court and then allegedly taken by Birge for her own use.

The suit by April Williams filed in Chatham County State Court is the latest action stemming from the conduct of Birge, who currently is serving a federal prison term for stealing more than $750,000 from the court over a three-year period.