Category Archives: Social justice

Connecticut Probate: Another Attorney steals from an estate Waterbury Attorney Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison for Bilking Clients “Giacomi stole nearly $18,000 from the estate instead of distributing the assets as required.”

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Connecticut FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, May 17, 2019 Former Attorney Sentenced to Prison for Stealing $400K from Clients, Family Members and Friend John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of … Continue reading

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Again Connecticut Probate: Ex-Bristol Lawyer Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Defrauding Wards of the Court Prosecutors said former attorney Jodi Zils Gagne used her position as an officer of the court to help herself to $169,000 belonging to people under the court’s protection.

A former Bristol attorney and town councilor was sentenced to 46 months in prison Tuesday for stealing more than $169,000 from clients while she served as a court-appointed conservator. Probate courts appoint conservators to oversee the financial or personal affairs … Continue reading

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Connecticut Probate News: Former attorney, Salem probate judge sentenced to a year in prison for embezzlement

Former attorney and Salem probate judge John W. Butts was sentenced Friday to a year in prison for embezzling $431,000 from two clients during what he and his attorney described as a downward spiral into alcoholism. Butts, 66, of Salem, had … Continue reading

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Connecticut Probate: “creepy signs that showed up at an abandoned New Milford gas station, the probate court system kidnapped someone’s mom.”

OMINOUS HOMEMADE SIGNS ARE TAKING OVER CONNECTICUT Obviously, the good people of Connecticut know that the state is pretty corrupt.  Depending on who you ask, you’ll get an extremely different example of aforementioned corruption.  But, one person claims they know the … Continue reading

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Connecticut Probate: World War II veteran escapes from court-appointed conservator.

NEW FAIRFIELD — The grit and the grace that animate Lou Russo’s face belies the desperate place the World War II veteran was in a few seasons ago at the hands of a court-appointed conservator. “I will never forget it, because … Continue reading

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Fiduciary’s Right to Self-Representation: Attorneys who find themselves acting as estate fiduciaries should be mindful of the advocate-witness rule and, if litigation ensues, must assess whose interests are at stake before they (or their firms) continue representation.

Fiduciary’s Right to Self-Representation October 10, 2007 Barbara L. MacGrady & Peter C. Valente New York Law Journal In a case of first impression, Surrogate Lee L. Holzman (Bronx County) recently ruled that a fiduciary of an estate does not … Continue reading

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Connecticut: AudioGate — CT Judicial Branch has even fought against providing these services to individuals making an administrative request for audio through the Americans with Disabilities Act “…..and, ultimately reduce the time it takes to produce a transcript….”

  Dan Lynch appears as guest on ‘Summary Judgment’ with hosts Atty. Rachel M. Baird (left) and Ed Peruta It seems that the Branch made their pitch, convinced lawmakers to vote for increased fees based on a promised delivery of … Continue reading

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Connecticut: Trumbull man to sue state for attorney, judicial misconduct, he is seeking in excess of $55 million in damages

Divorce has cost Trumbull resident Dan Lynch a lot more than a life partner — it has cost him his business, his physical and mental health, and his faith in the judicial system. Perhaps most important, the legal situation cost … Continue reading

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Connecticut: Stamford attorney accused of stealing from client’s estate. “He also did not comply with several probate orders…”

Morris Glucksman, 68, surrenders his law license on Tuesday amid accusations he stole nearly $60,000 from an estate of a woman and her son. Photo: Stamford Police Department / Contributed Photo / Stamford Advocate Contributed Morris Glucksman, 68, surrenders his … Continue reading

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Connecticut: Former Attorney Avoids Prison “I told the probate court something was wrong and the court ignored me.”

Former Attorney Avoids Prison in Larceny Case Involving Disabled Client John Fritz told a judge recently that his former attorney’s theft of his money left him severely depressed, nervous, angry and distrustful of lawyers, the courts and people in general. … Continue reading

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