Thursday, July 17, 2008

WHY NOT Reason 1

AG and State Controllers Report on the Surrogate Court
Delays, lax record-keeping and inflated legal fees

In 1987, Comptroller Edward V. Regan and Attorney General Robert Abrams -- determined that record-keeping was in disarray, property was warehoused chaotically and outside lawyers were awarded windfall fees for minimal legal work. The report also said that there were serious delays in completing cases and that money from estates was deposited improperly into accounts used to pay for some of the public administrator's office expenses. – NY Times September, 7 1996.

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