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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it directly violates the Arbitration Award in the divorce which requires both parties to agree before any money is withdrawn.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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46.

The Seer    

"...they went on Larry King's show and claimed family values (not money) was the important thing."

Um, TMZ? Subject verb agreement error here. They claimed values WERE the important thing.

You are too widely read and well known to have basic errors like this. Shame on you.

You really need an editor. You have my address!

1810 days ago
47.

juli seutter    

Jon is a PIG

1810 days ago
48.

UGGGGHHH    

GO KATE. MAKE JON GO AWAY. YOU GO GIRL.

JON, ROT IN HELL WHERE YOU BELONG.

1810 days ago
49.

judgingotherssux    

Women always raid the bank want alimony(child) support.the kids ,and a new rich boyfriend to boot...Jon beat her to the punch...its called hypocrisy to think it cant go both ways ..men 's liberation for john ...she wears the pants in that family anyway...Oprah will probably get involved..ooooooooooooo

1810 days ago
50.

loloagogo    

John, what are you? Stupid? You HAD it in the bag with Kate being soooo awful but now you make her look like a "Saint"?

1810 days ago
51.

Papa Bear    

TO #30 who said:

30. WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARESSSS???????????????????????

Posted at 7:06PM on Oct 4th 2009 by Shelly
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HEY SHELLY..you IDIOT. OBVIOUSLY YOU CARED ENOUGH TO READ THE TITLE, CLICK ON THE STORY LINE..and take all the FRICKING TIME TO LEAVE A DUMBAZZ COMMENT...SOOOOOO IDIOT, I GUESS it's YOU WHO CARES!!!!!
I just hates idiots who have nothing more to do than LOOK STUPID! YEah Shelly, I'm talking about you!



1810 days ago
52.

Martin    

NOW ISNT THAT THE POT CALLING THE KETTLE A "LAWYER" THAT'S WHAT LAWYERS DO. WE FIND "LEGAL APPEARING" WAYS TO INTERPRET THE LAW. AND IF NO CASE HISTORY EXIST, WE FIGHT TOOTH AND NAIL TO SET THE PRECEDENCE. HARVEY, STOP PRETENDING TO BE ABOVE THE GRAIN YOURSELF. OUR JOB IS TO LEAN AGAINST THE TRUTH AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE AND HOPE THE OTHER GUYS CANT LEAN HARDER.

1810 days ago
53.

sensualmary    

he has a right to use the money for his legal expenses. They're not divorced yet so it's just as much his as it is hers, whether she likes it or not! It's not Kate consulted with Jon before kicking him off the show, thinking she was going to have the last laugh! Karma came back to her.

1810 days ago
54.

Cathy    

What is wrong with theis man??? Has he no comman sense? They should demand a psych test before he is able to have joint custody of those children.

1810 days ago
55.

Curious    

Harvey,

Please look into the fact that there is a bank in their area having major issues. Missing funds and overdraft fees are two of the problems. Is this the bank the Gosselins use? Sounds to coincidental to me.

1810 days ago
56.

AC333    

He's going to claim the lawyer scammed him. The money won't be retrieved. More and more we begin to understand the shrew like behavior Kate engaged in toward Jon. He's either a simpleton, devious, or manic depressive. All can be used as a defense against him being responsible for his actions.

1810 days ago
57.

....    

He looks half retarded... I wouldn't trust this man with a jar of toenail clippings, Let alone with Eight Kids! I hope Kate sues him BALD and NAKED!

1810 days ago
58.

Linda    

Jon needs to return the money now. Kate needs to pay her bodyguards salary and she is behind on her spa treatments. Jon had no right to take money that Kate earned pimping her kids. Bad Jon, I hope you get what is coming to you. You know how nasty Kate gets when she is mad . You have really done it now.

1810 days ago
59.

Ana    

I agree with most people. In the very beginning, I felt really sorry for Jon. I watched the show and saw how terribly Kate treated him.

But not anymore- Kate may be a little bitchy, but Jon is totally disgusting. Public opinion has flipped, and he has only himself to blame ! He should have laid low, played the good father, stopped collecting girlfriend flavors-of-the-week and kept his freaking mouth shut !

He gets everything he deserves right now.

1810 days ago
60.

Wendy    

I hope this low life gets slaughtered in court; he deserves to be thrown in jail for contempt of court. Do you think any man could be dummer than this idiot?? He and his lawyer looked like Dumb and Dumber on the Larry King show the other night. Anybody with a brain could see he is a major sleaze ball; imagine trying to make us believe Jon is interested in family values! The only value he is worried about is the value of his bank account. He seriously needs a psychiatric evaluation before he is allowed to be alone with those children, I wouldn't trust him to pick up dog crap off the lawn, he would somehow find a way to screw that up too. He needs to fade away into the background and shut the heck up. I hope Kate gets full custody and he only has supervised visitation.

1810 days ago
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