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Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Woman Who Inherited a Large Collection of Gold Coins Fails to Appear in Court

Gold As I have previously discussed, a California recluse, Walter Samasko Jr., was found dead in his home along with $7 million dollars worth of gold coins. From my last discussion of this topic, a distant relative of Samasko, Arlene Magdanz, was notified that she was set to inherit a vast fortune. However, the substitute teacher did not appear at the hearing that was set to discuss the matter. The city clerk, Alan Glover, stated that Ms. Magdanz will not answer her phone and her attorney has refused to disclose whether she has spoken with Ms. Magdanz. Now, the district judge on the case has asked the city clerk to hire an independent firm to determine whether Ms. Magdanz is actually the heir. Samasko estate's is worth between $7 and $10 million.

See Cy Ryan, No Word From Teacher in Line for $10 Million Inheritance, Las Vegas Sun, Sept. 25, 2012.

Special thanks to Jim Hillhouse (Professional Legal Marketing (PLM, Inc.)) for bringing this article to my attention.


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