Thursday, April 24, 2014

Last Train to Clarksville

and I'll meet you at the station...

so Huguette Clark was a gal who lived at the Clark Estate many years ago..and she was an heiress but a good one not like Wendy McCuckoo....Wendy got her fortune by divorce which is never good...

I went into Santa Barbara to run some errands and swung by East Beach to try out my new's got a better zoom and I zoomed into some chicks... one was doing what appears to be a strip tease for me...or scratching her ass!!  AWESOME!!!


but anyway a real investigative reporter, Bill Dedman, has some good news for those of us who want to tour the Clark hopefully will become a new foundation for the arts amd open to the public..overseeing this will be Mayor Schneider and other biggies from Santa Barbara....

so I hear this from an email sent to me and everyone else in Santa Barbara, even Nipper: NEW YORK — The Manhattan district attorney has closed the well-publicized investigation of the handling of the $300 million fortune of reclusive heiress Huguette Clark — without charging anyone with a crime.

The public administrator of New York County, an official appointed by a judge to administer the estate, had filed claims of malpractice and attempted to recover payments made to both men. In the settlement, those claims were dismissed. The insurance company for Bock's law firm (Collier, Halpern, Newberg, Nolletti & Bock) paid $1 million to Clark's relatives, who also received $34.5 million in the settlement. The largest beneficiary of the settlement is a new foundation for the arts, at her home in Santa Barbara, Calif. Some of the money for that foundation will be raised by sales in May and June of the Clark art collection, which is on view at Christie's auction house in New York.

The taint from an investigation can live on in insidious ways. One example: Photos of attorney Wally Bock are in the archive of Corbis, the worldwide photo agency. The captions say he is being "investigated for allegedly embezzling money." The keywords assigned to the photos, which bring up the photos for anyone searching for stock photos, include "crime, larceny, nasty..."

Bill Dedman, an investigative reporter for NBC News, is the co-author of the bestselling book "Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune." The co-author is Paul Clark Newell Jr., Huguette Clark's cousin, who was not involved in the legal contest for her estate.

this is all good news for a beautiful springtime day in April...which is turning out to be my favorite month!

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