Thursday, October 4, 2012
The mayor of Halifax, Peter Kelly, used to be the executor of Mary Thibeault's estate until he agreed to step down after beneficiaries petitioned to have him removed. The beneficiaries were concerned with his accounting of the estate and continued procrastination.
Kelly's final accounting of the estate indicated that it was worth almost $700,000. The accounting also showed that Kelly accumulated nearly $117,000 in expenses as the former executor. The province's probate court will review the expenses and the beneficiaries can challenge them.
See Mayor Accrued $117K as Estate Executor, CBCnews: Nova Scotia, Oct. 3, 2012.
Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this to my attention.