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Battle erupts over Parkland school killerís inheritance
Miami Herald ^ | 06 March 2018 | Julie K. Brown

Posted on 03/07/2018 1:58:20 AM PST by blueplum

A court squabble has erupted over the handling of Nikolas Cruz’s inheritance from his late mother — a fight that could determine whether the school shooter is entitled to be free representation from the public defender or must hire a private lawyer.

Boca Raton attorney Audra Simovitch filed an amended petition in Broward County probate court this week, alleging that Rocxanne Deschamps, a friend of Cruz’s mother who cared for Cruz and his younger brother after their mother died, should not be appointed to represent the estate. {snip}

... A hearing scheduled in probate court was abruptly canceled last week, and Simovitch filed a motion alleging that Deschamps was trying to obfuscate various matters concerning the estate, court records show.

Simovitch, in Tuesday’s motion, details what she calls a litany of “red flags” that the court should consider alarming about Deschamps. It said Deschamps has in recent days worked against Simovitch in the lawyer’s effort to find out what the estate is worth and to share that information with the court and...

(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: audrasimovitch; deschamps; nikolascruz; parkland; probates; rocxannedeschamps
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it's a little curious that Deschamps insists on being present when Simovitch meets with the boy.

Did she promise him something if he signed her on as co-admin and then go back on that promise? Something is froggy here.

1 posted on 03/07/2018 1:58:21 AM PST by blueplum
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To: blueplum

We should have a pool betting on who first says, “It’s not about the money.”

Because it’s always about the money.


2 posted on 03/07/2018 2:08:41 AM PST by Vermont Lt (Burn. It. Down.)
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To: blueplum

His money should go to his victims funerals and hospital bills when he’s found guilty.


3 posted on 03/07/2018 2:08:55 AM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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sure. And his own attorney.


4 posted on 03/07/2018 2:30:31 AM PST by blueplum ( "...this moment is your moment: it belongs to you... " President Donald J. Trump, Jan 20, 2017)
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To: blueplum

The murder is not a boy......he is 19. By law he is an adult


5 posted on 03/07/2018 2:33:29 AM PST by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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>> a litany of “red flags”

A sadly ironic concern. But since it concerns money, and not the kids, it’ll get ‘adequate’ attention.


6 posted on 03/07/2018 2:42:49 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Nifster

He is a byproduct of the taxpayer-funded bureaucrats that ignored his criminal insanity.


7 posted on 03/07/2018 2:45:02 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: blueplum

Just when we thought this incident couldn’t get any uglier, in come the lawyers. I wonder if the Coward County Sheriffs have their council involved?


8 posted on 03/07/2018 2:47:27 AM PST by BraveMan
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To: BraveMan

or their counsel . . .


9 posted on 03/07/2018 2:52:25 AM PST by BraveMan
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To: blueplum

Cruz will probably get a public defender but his inheritance will go towards paying off his legal bills and if there’s any thing left over - to pay his victims.

Whatever his ultimate fate, he won’t stand to benefit from it.


10 posted on 03/07/2018 2:59:52 AM PST by goldstategop ((In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Forever))
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To: blueplum

Cruz will probably get a public defender but his inheritance will go towards paying off his legal bills and if there’s any thing left over - to pay his victims.

Whatever his ultimate fate, he won’t stand to benefit from it.


11 posted on 03/07/2018 2:59:53 AM PST by goldstategop ((In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Forever))
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To: Vermont Lt

Lawyers sure do have a “nose for money”.


12 posted on 03/07/2018 3:09:11 AM PST by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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Strangely enough there are more lawyers in DC than anywhere else. Now at least we know how the money is being bunneled and laundered. For our own good, of course.


13 posted on 03/07/2018 3:15:21 AM PST by momincombatboots (No Wall, No Way 2018.)
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To: blueplum

What is Simovitch’s interest in the case here?


14 posted on 03/07/2018 3:56:28 AM PST by sauropod (I am His and He is mine.)
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To: blueplum

Never mind. Answer is in the article.


15 posted on 03/07/2018 3:58:04 AM PST by sauropod (I am His and He is mine.)
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To: Nifster

You struck upon an interesting point regarding whether or not Cruz is an adult. IMO, a crime of this seriousness, whether or not the perp is 5 yo or 95 or sane or insane is not relevant. The person that commits the crime should receive the same treatment whether 5 or 95. If electrocution, a needle or a rope are in order, the same should apply equally. IMO the idea is to eliminate scum like this from the face of the earth.


16 posted on 03/07/2018 4:25:48 AM PST by redfreedom
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To: skr

He and his brother are both entitled. The “killer” brother should sign off and it should be put into trust for the younger brother until he is of age. The court should appoint a guardian...(and not the friendly scammer)....and no more.


17 posted on 03/07/2018 4:32:35 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Vermont Lt
We should have a pool betting on who first says, “It’s not about the money.” Because it’s always about the money.

Often with liberals, it's about gaining power over others. Because power can be traded for money. Also, liberals use their money to buy power because they like controlling us "ordinary people".

18 posted on 03/07/2018 4:35:20 AM PST by Pollster1 ("Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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To: blueplum; big'ol_freeper; Impy; SevenofNine; Cletus.D.Yokel; Rummyfan; Liberty Valance; Perdogg; ...

It has never been addressed that I have seen, but I have always wondered just where this 19-year old got the money to buy his weapons?


19 posted on 03/07/2018 5:19:44 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: blueplum

Any money that ends up in the murderer’s possession will be paid out in lawsuits. He doesn’t have anything.


20 posted on 03/07/2018 5:30:51 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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