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Investigator: Former Zeeland attorney spent almost all of $900,000 stolen from clients’ trust accounts (MI)

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Of the $900,000 that former Zeeland attorney Kenneth Hoesch took from clients’ estate trusts, only a relative pittance has been found. He had $2,065.57 in a client trust account at Macatawa Bank and had a coin collection, appraised at $3,388, in a safety-deposit box at Huntington Bank in Zeeland. The government, Keep Reading…

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Trial set for Aspen attorney embroiled in fight over Cargill money (CO)

A federal judge has set a February trial date for an Aspen attorney’s lawsuit that alleges his reputation was smeared when he represented an heir to the Cargill agribusiness fortune. Lawyer David Bovino’s lawsuit — filed against Old Snowmass homeowner Patricia MacMillan and her daughter-in-law Christina MacMillan — accuses the two of hatching a plot Keep Reading…

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Government’s fight to control minds, other matters

For those paying attention, government’s ever-increasing intrusion is seen daily. Control efforts occur on numerous fronts from our homes and schools to the American workplace, from our daily life routines to even our minds. Whether taking hard-earned dollars via taxes, teaching our kids questionable curriculum or inserting new controls and regulations into once-personal decisions, government Keep Reading…

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Lawyer who stole from his clients out on $100,000 bond (OH)

A Columbus attorney charged with stealing from two people he was supposed to be caring for turned himself in to authorities yesterday and was booked into the Franklin County jail. Paul S. Kormanik surrendered at 10:22 a.m. and was later released on $100,000 bond. He was ordered to hand over his passport. Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Keep Reading…

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Stacy Peterson’s family won’t have her declared legally dead after all (IL)

CHICAGO (CBS) – Seven years ago Tuesday, Stacy Peterson disappeared from her home in Will County, never to be seen again, and her family said they are now reconsidering a decision to file papers to declare her legally dead. “No, I don’t think it’s something that we’re considering at this point,” said Pamela Bosco, spokeswoman Keep Reading…

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Josh Powell’s family asks judge to declare Susan Powell ‘dead’ (UT)

SALT LAKE CITY — The mother and sister of Josh Powell want a judge to declare that Susan Cox Powell’s death occurred before March of 2013. Terrica Powell and Alina Powell, who are defined in court documents as the representatives of the estate of Michael Powell, filed a complaint in 3rd District Court Friday against Keep Reading…

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Court annuls affidavit obtained by fraud (Malta)

A court in Gozo has taken the unusual step of declaring a notarial document invalid, due to it not being morally convinced of the free will of the person making it. Giuseppe Mizzi had, in a previous case, requested a court to annul a contract of sale between Martin Debrincat and himself as he claimed Keep Reading…

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Court battle begins over estate of wealthy Alamo Heights woman (TX)

In what likely foretells a bitter probate battle to come, a judge ordered Wednesday that the body of wealthy Alamo Heights woman who died Tuesday not be cremated before an autopsy is performed. Gail Weir, 64, a career nurse and former beauty queen from Alamo Heights, died after a long battle with brain cancer while Keep Reading…

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Woman seeks arrest warrants against Rockdale County Probate Court Judge Charles K. Mays Sr. (GA)

CONYERS — A woman who claims Rockdale County Probate Court Judge Charles K. Mays Sr. has refused to pay her nearly $20,000 in back wages filed an application for arrest warrants against the judge on Monday. Freya Pearson, who is represented by Conyers attorney Michael Waldrop, is requesting a hearing in Superior Court and is Keep Reading…

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Van Wert lawyer accused of misappropriating funds (OH)

VAN WERT — Long-time Van Wert attorney C. Allen Runser is being charged with misconduct in a case filed last month by Disciplinary Counsel in the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline for the Ohio Supreme Court. Specific charges against Runser include failure to hold property of clients separate from the lawyer’s own property, Keep Reading…

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Mahoning commissioners vote to pay $23,500 for probate court audit (OH)

Mahoning County commissioners voted to pay the state auditor $23,500 for the special audit of the county’s probate court. Special prosecutors from the Ohio attorney general’s office asked the state auditor to perform the special audit as part of the ongoing investigation of former probate judge Mark Belinky. Belinky resigned the judgeship March 14, pleaded Keep Reading…

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Danbury veteran to get back into his home after 16 months (CT)

DANBURY — A 96-year-old World War II veteran who has been kept out of his New Fairfield house for 16 months will return by Veterans Day, thanks to the settlement of a knotty legal dispute in state Superior Court in Danbury. The homecoming for Louis Russo was made possible when his court-appointed conservator dug into his Keep Reading…

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Changes in guardians please wards’ families (OH)

Linda Gomez gets to take her mother home. It took phone calls, conferences and court hearings. Gomez hired an attorney and spent seven hours a day, seven days a week at the nursing home where her mother has lived since she was assigned a court-appointed guardian 3 1/2 years ago. But now her 91-year-old mother, Keep Reading…

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Top NY court backs music publisher’s claim for Duke Ellington royalties from foreign sales

ALBANY, N.Y. — The state’s highest court on Thursday sided with EMI in the music publisher’s dispute with Duke Ellington’s heirs, but acknowledged global industry consolidation has made contracts like his much more favorable to publishers. The late pianist, bandleader and composer wrote “It Don’t Mean a Thing” and other big band hits. He signed Keep Reading…

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Probate court supervisory attorney fired for financial improprieties (CT)

A supervisory attorney in the state’s Office of the Probate Court Administrator is out of a job after a three-judge panel agreed with a recommendation to fire her for alleged financial improprieties. Debra Cohen was initially suspended with pay last November after reports surfaced that, at the same time she was helping to supervise and Keep Reading…

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