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Brian Kaufman, Detroit Free Press
Bloomfield Township, Michigan, Police Department investigates an theft from Aretha Franklin’s estate, which has been involved in controversy both before and then late-song deaths.
Polis Lt. Timothy Abbo told Detroit Free Press late Thursday an active investigation into the investigations underway at the Queen of Soul’s suburban estate, but that it began before Franklin’s death. He offered no further details.
Franklin died of pancreatic cancer in August in her Detroit Riverfront apartment at the age of 76. At the time of her death, she still owned her 4,148 square foot colonial style home in Bloomfield Township, which has reviewed the Internal Revenue Service.
Aretha Franklin died in pancreatic cancer in August at the age of 76. (Photo: MOLLY RILEY, AFP / Getty Images)
The theft investigation was first reported by The Blast, a celebrity news site that says that the property of France is locked in a battle with Frank’s 61-year-old son Edward, born When the singer was only 14.
Edward, The Blast Reports, has tried to get a court order to force the court to produce monthly financial documents for Frank’s heirs. But the estate will not reverse the information, as it claims that it could affect the criminal investigation that lacks assets from the estate.
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At the end of Thursday, Free Press could not reach lawyer David Bennett, boots lawyer, for comments.
In December, the IRS filed a claim in the Oakland County Probate Court claiming that the Franklin Estate owed millions in repayment and punishment. A lawyer for the estate told the Associated Press that at least $ 3 million in repayment tax had been paid back to the IRS since Franklin died.
According to TMZ, who quoted court records in a December report, the late singer owed more than $ 6.3 million in taxes from 2012 to 2018 and $ 1.5 million in punishment.
“All her returns have been filed,” attorney David Bennett AP said. “We have disputes with the IRS about what they claim was income. We argue its double deception because they don’t understand how the business works.”
According to Bennett, Franklin had a lot of expenses when she toured.
“She had to pay for transportation, hotel room, backup singer, musician. When she did, the IRS questioned the returns she filed,” Bennett said. “We go through audits. Returns were submitted as early as we could get them submitted.”
Oakland County court records did not mention the value of her property, which could go into tens of millions.
Just weeks after her death, Franklin’s Bloomfield Township home, which is part of a gated community, was listed for sale for $ 800,000, but it has since been removed from the market, according to Realtor.com. The custom built brick house has six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, white marble floors and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking two small ponds and a lap pool. There is also a sauna, a garage with three cars and a spa bath.
According to Detroit News, Franklin has bought the home for $ 1.2 million in 1997. It was built in 1990 and rebuilt in 2002.
During his career, Franklin had been the target of a number of trials by creditors.
In 2008, Franklin said that a lawyer’s mistake caused her $ 700,000 mansion in Detroit to release foreclosure over $ 445 in taxes and late fees. In 2015, a tenant-owned franchise Franklin in the Oakland County Circuit Court sued over $ 11,500 in condominiums at her apartment.
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