Category: Updates

Justice, ‘person of interest’ at large as WilCo-rruption seemingly trumps Innocence Project (TX)

You sometimes try to give people the benefit of the doubt, but a Williamson County (Texas) court room provided good reminder this afternoon that such efforts can also – in some cases – be a waste of time.  Erring on the side of prudent caution or perceived cronyism was essentially the question before Williamson County Keep Reading…


Texas county’s corruption under further scrutiny

We’ve written much about Williamson County, a central Texas county that is also one of the nation’s fastest areas.  Our latest column Morton murder case suggests Williamson County corruption as fixture over fluke is posted here at Estate of Denial® as well as at As many EoD readers follow government – especially judicial corruption Keep Reading…


Video discusses OC public guardian (CA)

We came across this YouTube video that discusses a troubling (and familiarly patterned) California guardianship case.  Here’s the video description: For Lucille Castillo Lyon, the new OC Public Guardian, it’s “business as usual” as she continues the practices of her predecessors, William D. Mahoney and John S. Williams. In this video, the seizure and demise Keep Reading…


Disbarment appeal denied in Dallas’ 4949 Swiss Avenue estate case

The battle over Mary Ellen Bendtsen’s estate included a once-beautiful home at 4949 Swiss Avenue and the sordid tale continues to play out in various court proceedings.  The case in which two Dallas antique dealers, Mark McCay and Justin Burgess, along with attorney Edwin C. Olsen IV allegedly tried to divert Bendtsen’s estate from her Keep Reading…


SCOTUS deals another blow to Howard K. Stern, Anna Nicole Smith estate

Rarely these days does anything positive come out of Washington D.C., but yesterday yielded a piece of good news. Estate of Denial® has written many times about the effort to extract assets from the estate of J. Howard Marshall II, an effort started by Anna Nicole Smith in the mid-90s and continuing since then due Keep Reading…

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