October 01, 2011

The Adventure of the Missing Money

David Kaufman

It started almost like a Mickey Spillane mystery. One day a lawyer I knew casually called me. He wanted me to meet a client of his who had a problem. So I arranged to meet them at his office the next day. I got there first. Before he could brief me, his client walked in. Young, tall, slender, exotically beautiful. And crying. They laid out the problem: millions of dollars had disappeared from her (recently deceased) husband’s estate and may have been sent overseas. She had been functionally disinherited. Could I help?

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