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Mom of Doris Duke heirs used bodyguards to avoid process server: court papers (NY)

The mother of Doris Duke’s twin heirs dodged a process server for weeks in Utah, hiding behind her kids, blocked phones and bodyguards, to avoid being dragged to court in New York, according to an affidavit filed in Surrogate Court. Lawyers for Citibank and JP Morgan — who watch over multi-million dollar trust funds for Keep Reading…

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Disabled veterans in Texas fleeced by VA-appointed money managers

Already a convicted petty thief, Mildred Fedd had pressing bills to pay: parking tickets, a faulty sewage system, house payments and the impound lot holding her truck hostage. So she turned to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and promised – for a small fee – to watch over an 82-year-old disabled veteran. With his Keep Reading…

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Kin of heiress Huguette Clark say she was incoherent and unwell at time of will signing (NY)

Frail Manhattan heiress Huguette Clark mumbled incoherently and couldn’t hold a pen without help when she signed her $300 million fortune away to her lawyer, doctor and employees, according to new court filings. The will signing — held in a dark hospital room at Beth Israel Hospital under the watchful eye of Clark’s lawyer-beneficiary, Wallace Keep Reading…

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Peter Chan guilty of forging will of late tycoon Nina Wang

Looking scared and red-faced, Peter Chan Chun-chuen was locked up on Thursday after he was found guilty of forging a will purportedly left by late billionaire Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum. After almost 20 hours of deliberation, a Court of First Instance jury of five men and three women found the 53-year-old businessman, previously known as Keep Reading…

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Notice of appeal filed in wake of sentencing of ex-county official; Rita Hunter must still surrender for prison term (MO)

An appeal will be filed to challenge the prison sentence imposed on Rita Hunter, former Jasper County public administrator. U.S. District Judge Dean Whipple on June 20 sentenced Hunter to a year and a day in federal prison. She pleaded guilty in November to document fraud, a charge alleging that she illegally obtained federal benefits Keep Reading…

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