Category Archives: Probate

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 COURT-User-Guides

The following guides are meant to help the court user understand basic Probate Court procedures and what to expect when participating in a probate matter. Parties in probate matters are strongly encouraged to seek professional legal assistance.  User Guide – Conservators Conservators User Guide – Persons with Intellectual … Continue reading

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Connecticut Probate: 2nd Circuit Vacates Lower Court Ruling in Family Battle Over $111 Million Estate: “You have a probate system that is not working properly. They [defendants] have managed to take advantage of the system. There is a defect in the system, in that this case has gone on for decades.”

Photo: Welcomia/Shutterstock.com A woman who sued her brother and sister, claiming they helped in looting what once was a $111 million estate that is now insolvent, won a partial victory from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, … Continue reading

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The book “ROBBED” Understanding the Game of Diversion During Health Care and Estate Administration. Athena Roe has a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Nearly $18 trillion dollars will pass through America’s probate tribunals over the next decade. Estate Administration is just as big if not a larger business than health care.

  Description ROBBED discusses health care and estate administration policy. There are stories and solutions to policy that many Americans overlook our lives are transformed though rules, codes, or agendas. It is no surprise that America’s health care bill continues … Continue reading

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Town of Westport Connnecticut and Probate District 50 uses Corporate Mail Services

  Corporate Mailing Services Everyday, you will see Corporate Mailing Services trucks and vans all over Connecticut and parts of nearby states. We pick up mail from towns and cities, financial institutions, corporations, universities, and save time and money for … Continue reading

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Connecticut: Public Act No. 17-136, AN ACT CONCERNING PROBATE COURT OPERATIONS. Any person having knowledge of any matter involving corruption, unethical practices,…any quasi-public agency, as defined in section 1-120, or any Probate Court

Source as of 05/03/2018: https://www.cga.ct.gov/2017/act/pa/2017PA-00136-R00HB-07082-PA.htm   Substitute House Bill No. 7082 Public Act No. 17-136 AN ACT CONCERNING PROBATE COURT OPERATIONS. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened: Section 1. Section 4-61dd of … Continue reading

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“The Scandal of Connecticut’s Probate Courts,” Statement of Prof. John H. Langbein to Conn. Legislature Committee

  “The Scandal of Connecticut’s Probate Courts,” Statement of Prof. John H. Langbein to Conn. Legislature Committee The Scandal of Connecticut’s Probate Courts 5/2/2018 Source: https://law.yale.edu/yls-today/news/scandal-connecticuts-probate-courts-statement-prof-john-h-langbein-conn-legislature-committee Statement of Professor John H. Langbein Sterling Professor of Law and Legal History Yale Law … Continue reading

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Connecticut Probate: AUDITORS’ REPORT OFFICE OF THE PROBATE COURT ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE FISCAL YEARS ENDED JUNE 30, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016

STATE OF CONNECTICUT AUDITORS OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS JOHN C. GERAGOSIAN  ROBERT J. KANE AUDITORS’ REPORT OFFICE OF THE PROBATE COURT ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE FISCAL YEARS ENDED JUNE 30, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 Table Of Contents INTRODUC………………………………………………………………………………………. 1 COMMENTS……………………………………………………………………………………… … Continue reading

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