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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Monday, January 7, 2013

Update on Brendan Horan

Court FightAs I have previously discussed, Brendan Horan has been accused of stealing money from his mother's estate. Now, MP Horan has claimed that the accusations have destroyed reputation along with his political career. As a result, "Horan has filed a High Court Affidavit in which...he believes the executor of her estate should be removed because he is not handling the allegations fairly as he will not listen to Horan." Horan still holds to his argument that he has done nothing wrong. Horan has demanded that the Public Trust assume control over his mother's estate to ensure that the estate is administered fairly. Additionally, he would also like a new investigator to be appointed to examine his mother's financial reports. Horan is hoping that he will be able to sit with the investigator and find the evidence he needs to prove his innocence. 

The problem that Horan faces is that it is difficult to get an executor removed. Usually, it only happens when the executor has breached his or her ethical duty. For example, if the executor misappropriates money. In his case, Horan has not accused the executor of acting inappropriately. His only accusation is that the executor will not listen to him.

See Tony Wall, MP Says Money Claims Has Left Career 'In Tatters', Jan. 6, 2013.

Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.


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