Hemet’s lawyers conspired to steal money destined for the Los Angeles children’s hospital – Daily News

Hemet's lawyers conspired to steal money destined for the Los Angeles children's hospital - Daily News

The petition identified the hospital as St. Jude Research Hospital in Los Angeles. The trust written by Thompson gave him the authority to appoint and manage a successor trustee in case the client became incapacitated or died, the release said. Thompson also was not supposed to benefit financially from the trust, the release said. Edmondson died in November 2019. In December 2019, Thompson appointed himself as the trustee of her trust — an action notarized by business partner Swanson, the DA said.

Reached at Thompson’s law office on Tuesday, Swanson said, “I don’t really have a comment at this time.” Swanson is scheduled to enter pleas on Sept. 2 to felony charges of identity theft, forgery, perjury and accessory to grand theft. He posted $10,000 bail the day he was arrested.

A district attorney’s news release said that in May 2019, Thompson wrote a living trust for a 95-year-old woman. A petition from the Riverside County Public Administrator filed in Superior Court that alleges a breach of trust identified the woman as Mary L. Edmondson. Thompson pleaded not guilty on May 7 to felony charges of grand theft, money laundering, identity theft, forgery and perjury. He remained in custody on Tuesday, May 11, in lieu of $321,000 bail.

But, the DA’s release said, “The care facility has no record of her receiving visitors that day and investigators determined the signature on the amended trust document was not consistent with that of the woman.” Source www.dailynews.com Thompson also wrote an affidavit, signed by Swanson, stating that he had visited Edmondson eight days before her death and that she had signed the amended trust.

When St. Jude learned from Edmondson’s family that it had been pledged money it never received, the hospital sued. Thompson responded by filing an “amended trust” in court, the DA said, that gave the hospital only half the money in the trust. Thompson told Edmondson’s relatives about the terms of the trust but failed to notify St. Jude, the DA alleged. That same month, the DA said, Thompson withdrew $320,500 from the trust account, a sum that investigators say Thompson spent on a Ford Fusion and airline tickets and placed in his savings account.

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