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Transparency bill opposition exposes local bond election deceptions

Texas voters are a step closer to much needed transparency when it comes to city, county and school bond elections. Officials routinely claim support for open government policies, yet opposition to bills before the state’s legislature reminds this concept functions as a theory local governments more robustly espouse than routinely practice. The May 6 election Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (4/21/17)

Disbarred Montco lawyer arrested for allegedly stealing from special needs client trusts (PA) Philadelphia Business Journal April 11, 2017 A disbarred Montgomery County attorney was arrested for allegedly stealing and misappropriating almost $147,000 from trusts of clients with special needs. Patrick J. Bradley, 45, of Collegeville, Pa., was charged with multiple counts of theft and Keep Reading…

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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 Keep Reading…

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

Woman enters guilty plea in guardianship abuse case (NV) KLAS-TV April 5, 2017 LAS VEGAS – A woman accused of stealing nearly $40,000 from the trust account of a person she was legally responsible for has pleaded guilty to one count of exploitation of a vulnerable person. Susan Roussell was the legal guardian of Jason Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (4/14/17)

New York Banking Royalty’s Heirs Are Unloading Art to Save the Family Estate Bloomberg April 4, 2017 Beyond the formal gardens, past sculpted terraces and ornate fountains, rises Wethersfield — the country estate of what was once one of America’s wealthiest families. There, among rolling hills 95 miles north of New York, a grandson of Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (4/12/17)

Billionaire University Benefactor ‘Hired a Hit Man to Kill His Eldest Son After He Was Kicked Out of the Family’s Investment Company’ (UK) Daily Mail April 2, 2017 A billionaire businessman who was previously sued by his ex-wife over a multi-million dollar donation to his alma mater is now being accused of putting a hit Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (4/10/17)

Buss family feud over Lakers appears to end with Jeanie as controlling owner Los Angeles Times March 27, 2017 The monthlong fight between Jeanie Buss and her brothers, Jim and Johnny, to control the Lakers is over. The three siblings have agreed for Jeanie to serve as controlling owner and on the team’s board of Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (4/07/17)

Lawyer for cop’s lost inheritance offers $550K deal (NH) Seacoastonline.com March 22, 2017 PORTSMOUTH — The city police and fire departments are poised to receive another quarter-million dollars combined from the estate of the late Geraldine Webber by terms of a proposed settlement agreement. If approved by the Strafford County Probate Court, the settlement payments Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (4/05/17)

Plot thickens in probe of House IT contractors FoxNews.com March 14, 2017 Plot thickens in bizarre case of Capitol Hill IT staffers A criminal investigation into IT contractors employed by dozens of House Democrats is sparking broader concerns about continuing access to sensitive government emails, amid new allegations of illicit activity beyond Capitol Hill. The Keep Reading…

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Resistance v. reform: what’s the real threat to teacher, other public sector pensions?

Public sector pension reform is hardly a new policy topic, however, it is gaining new attention in Texas as recently filed bills seek to alter existing state pension systems that are approaching insolvency and therefore unsustainability. While advocacy groups vilify proposed legislation and warn teachers along with other government employees how retirement benefits may be Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (4/03/17)

4 indicted in unprecedented guardianship abuse case, April Parks arrested in Pennsylvania KTNV Las Vegas March 8, 2017 Court records show Parks disregarded her duty as a guardian, treating the vulnerable as “cash cows.” In one example, Parks and her business partner Mark Simmons profited from a scam where they bought Christmas gifts for their Keep Reading…

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Planned travel and unplanned illness is prompting Estate of Denial® to take a brief hiatus. We’ll be back early April with more articles regarding probate abuse and the legal atrocities occurring with regard to wills, trusts, guardianships and powers of attorney.

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

Central Texas man charged in theft of $100,000 from elderly aunt (TX) KWTX March 8, 2017 WACO, Texas (KWTX) An Oglesby man was free on bond Wednesday after he was charged in connection with the theft of more than $100,000 from an elderly aunt. Waco police arrested Nicholas Scott Gomez, 35, after a judge issued Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (3/15/17)

Central Coast woman found guilty of financial elder abuse (CA) KEYT March 6, 2017 SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office announced on Monday that 54-year-old Santa Barbara resident Allyson Maura Cowell was found guilty of 52 theft related felony charges. The charges include two counts of financial elder abuse, 25 Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (3/13/17)

Katherine Jackson Grandson to Settle Family War TMZ March 3, 2017 Katherine Jackson‘s fate and fortune may lie in the hands of one of her grandsons … TMZ has learned. Trent Jackson, Michael’s cousin, and his attorney Ron Rale want TJ Jackson, Michael’s nephew, to sit down with Katherine alone and decide who’s the victim and Keep Reading…

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