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O’Fallon man sentenced for bogus inheritance tale (MO)

ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A 54-year-old O’Fallon, Missouri man was sentenced Friday for scamming lenders by telling them he was the beneficiary of a multi-million dollar inheritance, U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan said. According to court documents, Dana Jefferson would tell prospective lenders that he’d been left an inheritance from his deceased father’s estate, with the Keep Reading…

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Guardianship bills racing the clock (FL)

As lawmakers enter the final days of the regular legislative session, they have not resolved proposals aimed at shielding older Floridians from predatory private guardians who take control of the seniors’ assets. Nonetheless, Sen. Nancy Detert, a Venice Republican and sponsor of one of the guardianship bills (SB 1226), calls it her top priority of Keep Reading…

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B.B. King estate controversy continues after his passing

The death of blues legend B.B. King last week prompted heartfelt tributes around the world. Musicians from the famous to the obscure shared their memories of King’s playing, singing, showmanship, and warm personality. But there was a dark cloud hovering over the end of the bluesman’s life, one that still hasn’t been resolved. The long-running dispute between Keep Reading…

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$46 million civil case brought by Doug Morriss’ mother goes to trial (MO)

A case brought in 2012 by Doug Morriss’ mother, Barbara Burton Morriss, is going to trial in St. Louis County Circuit Court. A jury was being selected Monday morning for the case, in which Barbara Morriss alleged that Wells Fargo Bank or its predecessors breached its fiduciary duty when it allowed assets from two Morriss Keep Reading…

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State Bar Court judge rules to disbar S.F. lawyer for taking funds (CA)

A State Bar Court judge has recommended that a San Francisco attorney be disbarred for taking $55,000 from the trust fund of a client who was in prison. Michael Scott Keck removed the money to repay a debt to another client, lied to his imprisoned client and concealed his actions for four years, Judge Lucy Keep Reading…

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