UPDATE, AUGUST 27, 2021 – And so it continues, the financial and emotional torture of Massachusetts Probate Court whistleblower Lisa Siegel Belanger.
Can you imagine having a judge order you to pay more than $410K in lawyers fees, but refuse to let you see the billing details, the invoice, anything used to construct those “fees?”
Lisa sent out a Tweet today in response to yet another letter she received from certain lawyers involved in her father’s estate. Her father, Marvin Siegel died after being “snatched” by the probate court and placed into near isolation from certain family members. Indeed, Lisa was fined by one probate court judge for visiting her sick father in the hospital. Yes, it’s that bad.
We’ve reported extensively on Marvin Siegel, his taking, like so many other seniors, and the torment and financial drain upon family members. In this case, Marvin had a $6 million estate on the line. Lawyers engaged in extensive billing against his estate, draining millions. Indeed, one prominent Boston attorney, Marsha Kazarosian, a member of the Mass. Board of Bar Overseers and a multiple political appointee of Gov. Charlie Baker billed hundreds of thousands of dollars against Marvin’s accounts. Billing which Lisa highly protested and fought against repeatedly
But, jumping forward to today, Lisa Tweeted and sent out notes to the public and the press about the latest assault on her by certain lawyers. She also sent “formal reporting of new & compounding criminal extortion by John Mirick and Burns Levinson to Mass. Attorney General Maura Healey.
Lisa included the letter received by Mirick. In summary, the letter says Lisa is to hand over “$131,220.00 for Attorney Lisa M. Cukier’s attorney’s fees and expenses.” It also demands $278,907.63 in fees for Attorney Patricia Keane Martin.
Mirick “invites” Lisa to “assign a portion of your [pending] inheritance” or else.
The or else includes untold fees and legal penalties to be heaped down on Lisa, including contempt charges which could be landed on her from the courts.
For new readers who may not be familiar with the magical “$131,220.00” number, it’s the amount one probate judge imposed upon Lisa, on the eve of his retirement. He conditioned that Lisa was not to receive a copy of the details of the bills from Cukier, but simply make the payment.
That’s right, Lisa is to have no copies of the billing details, she can make no copies, and she could only view them under guard, with no electronics to make copies, etc. Yes, welcome to Massachusetts.
Lisa’s reply to today’s letter: “extortion” is what she terms it. And she sent out a Tweet under her “Lisa S. Belanger, Attorney Whistleblower” account calling attorney Mirick’s letter “pure thuggery.” She explained how “they won’t provide me a copy of the invoice…”
Cukier’s claim is that she had to incur billable expenses to defend her client, John Savanovich against Lisa wanting to represent John in court. Lisa’s retort, in part states “Here’s how stupid these pathetic cockroaches are: the ‘order’ is completely invalid. I am NOT a party to the matter of John Savanovich. They have NO jurisdiction over me. F**en morons. John Mirick of @MirickOConnell must have gotten his bar cad from a box of Crackerjacks.”
We’ll continue to post updates each and every time Lisa or any attorney provides us with additional whistleblowing information about the probate court.