Estate of Denial news clips (5/10/17)

Griffith heirs join fight to reopen popular hiking trail to Hollywood sign (CA)

LA Daily News

May 1, 2017

The heirs of Griffith J. Griffith, the silver-mining magnate who donated the plot of open space that became Griffith Park, joined other groups Monday in a fight to reopen a popular Beachwood Drive trail entrance that leads up to the Hollywood sign.

A private family trust that represents the estate of Griffith J. Griffith was among the parties that filed a motion Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court to “intervene” in a lawsuit that led to last month’s closure of the trailhead into Griffith Park.


NBC 10 I-Team: State Police investigate handling of East Providence man’s $5M estate (RI)

Turn to 10

May 2, 2017

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The NBC 10 I-Team has learned Rhode Island State Police have an open, active investigation into the handling of an East Providence business man’s approximate $5 million estate – a case that includes allegations of theft, deception and nepotism.

East Providence Probate Court records obtained by the NBC 10 I-Team show a judge’s court order to bring the probate case of Armando “Mandy” Damiani to the Rhode Island State Police for investigation.


AG suspends Macomb probate public administrator, leaders want law changed (MI)


May 3, 2017

(WXYZ) – 7 Investigator Heather Catallo first exposed a troubling pattern of certain public officials and real estate brokers taking over estates, often leaving rightful heirs with very little. Now, some top Oakland County leaders are taking bold steps to stop this practice.

The 7 Investigators also have a major update to our first probate court investigation that focused on Macomb County Public Administrator Cecil St Pierre.