Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Denton sued by son

State Sen. Julie Denton has been sued by one of her own children, who alleges that she took money from his trust account and spent it on herself.

In a lawsuit filed Monday in Jefferson Circuit Court, Thomas G. Rose Jr., 20, alleges that his mother took $15,000 from the account and converted it “to her own use and enjoyment.”

Denton, a 48-year-old Republican who has worked as a dental hygienist and lives in Anchorage, did not respond to phone calls. B. Mark Mulloy, a lawyer who has represented her in the past, said she hadn’t been served with the suit and couldn’t immediately comment on it.

In his suit, Rose, who lives in Lexington and has been a student at University of Kentucky, asks for compensatory as well as punitive damages, saying his mother’s “wrongful acts” were committed with “malice and oppression.”

The suit said the trust was established by his father, Thomas G. Rose, in 1997. Rose’s lawyer, John Helmers said Denton became the trustee after she and her husband divorced.
Hmm, this doesn't look pretty at all.

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