Abuse Alleged in Michigan Probate Courts; ‘Alarmed’ Justices Order Audit

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http://www.freep.com/news/mich/court24_20031024.htm A state audit of five probate courts detailing widespread abuses by people entrusted with the assets of young, old and disabled people has so alarmed the Michigan Supreme Court that it will review every probate court in the state, reports the Detroit Free Press. Starting next week, the court will send auditors to probate courts throughout the state for random checks of conservatorships. If crimes are found, cases are to be turned over to prosecutors. Misbehavior by attorneys is to . . .

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