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Kate's Lawyer: Jon & His Lawyer are Frauds

10/5/2009 7:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has obtained a letter Kate Gosselin's lawyer fired off to the lawyer for Jon -- and, to put it mildly, it's war.

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Legal pit bull Marty Singer wrote the letter this past Friday. TMZ obtained a copy. In it, Singer expresses outrage that Jon secretly raided Jon and Kate's money market account "of hundreds of thousands of dollars," leaving only about $1,000. Singer says the withdrawal is not only "outrageous," it directly violates the Arbitration Award in the divorce which requires both parties to agree before any money is withdrawn.

Singer -- who says the withdrawal of funds is fraudulent and contemptible -- claims both Jon and his lawyer, Mark Heller, are hypocrites, after they went on Larry King's show and claimed family values (not money) was the important thing.

Singer says Heller has done this before, citing a New York Supreme Court decision which says Heller directed one of his clients in a divorce to "withdraw everything that's in the bank" so the money could be used to pay his fee.

And then there's this ... Singer blasts Heller, noting that the New York Supreme Court "addressed charges that you violated 'thirty-eight counts alleging multiple violations of the disciplinary rules,' and charges that you 'had engaged in a pattern of misconduct involving misrepresentations, deceit, abusive treatment of clients, fee gouging, neglect and willful failure to return unearned retainers to his clients' in matters which involved your 'mishandling of the matters of twelve separate clients.'" The letter goes on to claim Heller admitted to engaging in "professional misconduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation."

As we first reported, Kate's lawyers are going to court tomorrow, demanding that the monies be returned to the account and asking for a contempt citation.

We called Heller but he was not available for comment.


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Renee Lopez    

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1844 days ago


I was with the guy (Jon), Kate was always mean but now I think Im backing her.... He's starting to look like a real prick...

1844 days ago


so so sad!!! they should seriosly get along!!! john makes it a little hard.. but do it for the kids!!! maybe they should have a drink together maybe chrome soda!

1844 days ago


I do not feel sorry for this women for one second. Lets see she wites books and lives in a million dollar home, puts her children on t.v. explotes them. And she says the kids are having fits because they are not being filmed. Sounds like mom likes the money to come and go as she pleases, remodel a kitchen which was just fine. And also what would make us believe she hasnt told her children since daddy has taken all of mommy money and I cant pay our bills we will live in poverty. I remember her once saying on tv she has set aside enough money for each child to go to college. And how much per show does she get. 50-75 thousand per show. I feel so bad she doesnt have any money. And you cant tell me she doesnt get money from the show and now has to dig in her own pockets to pay for things. Come on be a good mom, stop the circus show you put your children in and take responsibility. If she cant make money off her own kids then what is she to do???? She and John decided to have these kids, Was the decision based on money? Does make you wonder. It all come's down to money. I think a court ordered child advocate should come in and talk to the children and find out what they really do want. And have that advocate come in at any given time with out notice to check on the children welfare and see how they feel. We have all witnessed Kate anger on tv with her husband, what's to say she doesnt act that way when camera's are not around.

The only greedy person here is Kate. She freaked when the money was taken. And now is claiming to be poor. I sure wish I lived in a Million dollar home, took trips when I wanted with my children.
Life is tough!

1844 days ago


Why is Julie May from people mag on the cc list? Interesting.

1844 days ago


It's obvious his lawyer saw what an idiot Jon is and he's taking advantage of the situation. Jon will soon be broke. Thank goodness Kate was smart enough to set aside the kids college funds.

1844 days ago


This lawyer, whole Heller family are bad people. I guess their next target will be Avril Lavigne as she have been seen close to Mark, Mike and Rachel Heller lately, both on the beach in St. Tropez and in New York several times lately (just look at recent papz. pic & event pics on a fansite), and Avril is on her way to file for divorce. They probably trying to get some money out of her, they already letting her stay in their home in East Hamptons. Avril, get out of their before they ruin you and take your money!!!

1844 days ago


Does anyone find these stories interesting?

1844 days ago


$$$ has made these to people very UGLY;; if these too didnt have this money or the show in the 1st place they would have been struggling just like the rest of the families who have that many family members under one roof. they are both losers.

1843 days ago


After watchiing their show, I can understand why Kate had to be so bossy. He's an immature child!
Let him stay on the show and call it "Kate Plus Nine"!

1838 days ago
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