An elderly woman's lawsuit against ex-judge Larry Seidlin has expanded to include three attorneys and an accountant.
Barbara Kasler, 83, whose lawyer said is worth $5 million, is suing Seidlin, who gained national notoriety for his emotional handling of the Anna Nicole Smith death case.
Kasler's new attorney, William Scherer, filed an amended suit this week accusing Seidlin of siphoning money from Kasler and attempting to hijack her estate upon her death. According to the suit, originally filed in Broward Circuit Court in June, Seidlin; his wife Belinda; her parents, Barbara and Oren Ray; along with Dorothy Colletto, the ex-girlfriend of Kasler's deceased son, fleeced Kasler out of hundreds of thousands of dollars in checks, credit-card purchases and the sale of property she owned.
Seidlin feigned friendship with Kasler, who lived in the same Fort Lauderdale condo as the judge and his family, the suit said, and the exploitation occurred while the now-retired Seidlin was still on the bench.
"It is absolutely horrible, horrible conduct by a sitting circuit judge," Scherer said.
Also named in the new suit is accountant Stephen Fuller, and attorneys Robert Judd, Bruce Lehr and Raymond Posgay. All but Lehr, whose practice is in Miami, are from Fort Lauderdale.
The suit said the accountant and attorneys assisted Seidlin in his attempts to buy Kasler's property at a discountand change her will tobenefit himself and his family.
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