Estate of Denial news clips (11/10/17)

Chester Bennington’s Will Leaves Entire Estate to Family (CA)


October 24, 2017

Chester Bennington kept his money close to home … because his will leaves most of his assets to a trust for the benefit of his wife and kids.

According to the will, which was filed in L.A. County and obtained by TMZ, there are certain assets — like his retirement account — that goes directly to his widow, Talinda. All remaining assets go into the Chester and Talinda Bennington Family Trust which was created in 2007 and amended in 2009.


Appropriateness of judge’s Alaskan cruise questioned (TX)

KPRC Houston

October 26, 2017

GALVESTON, Texas – Some Galveston County leaders are questioning why a probate judge used public funds to take a seven-day cruise to Alaska.

Galveston County Probate Judge Kimberly Sullivan responded the trip was for continuing education and there was nothing “inappropriate” about the expense.


SI Newhouse Jr. was nearly $300M in debt when he died

New York Post

October 27, 2017

Publishing magnate S.I. Newhouse Jr. — whose glossy cultural magazines like Vogue and Vanity Fair catalogued the lives of the rich and famous — was nearly $300 million in debt when he died, according to new court filings.

The late media mogul’s estate documents, filed in Manhattan Surrogate’s Court on Friday, list $114 million in assets and $400 million in liabilities, described as “bank loans.”


Young testifies about spending funds from millionaire’s estate (TX)

October 30, 2017

SAN ANGELO — Prosecutors kicked off the third week of Sweetwater attorney John Young’s trial on Monday by cross-examining the defendant, who explained how he spent funds from a deceased millionaire’s estate.

Young is accused of forging a will with San Angelo bail bondsman Ray Castro Zapata, 66, to take John Edward Sullivan’s approximately $8 million estate after his death in 2014. The Texas Rangers charged Young, 57, and Zapata on two counts apiece of forgery, money laundering and theft in March 2015.


2 Tampa Bay area attorneys among 11 suspended, reprimanded, or disciplined by Florida Supreme Court


October 30, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WFLA) — Two Tampa Bay area attorneys are among 11 attorneys who were recently suspended, reprimanded, or had their licenses revoked by the Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders.