Thursday, February 2, 2012

Lawyer Michael Brown jailed for embezzling. $3 million left to Aaron Henry's grandson disappears.

Update: WLBT reported this story last night.

Hinds County Chancery Judge Dewayne Thomas threw attorney Michael J. Brown in jail yesterday for contempt of court. Judge Thomas ordered the lawyer to account for $3 million in the guardianship of Demon McClinton. Mr. McClinton is the grandson of Aaron Henry.

The court established the guardianship in 2000 when Demon was sixteen years old. Young McClinton inherited the money from his mother, Rebecca Henry. Mr. Brown was supposed to deposit $3 million in a bank on behalf of Demon McClinton, and report to the court on an accounting of all funds. The lawyer failed to do so after the court asked him twice in April 2011 and January 2012.

Judge Thomas ruled no guardianship account at a bank was ever established. The court also said Mr. Brown loaned $550,000 to Linus Shackleford from the McClinton funds. Mr. Brown personally "borrowed" $507,745 in January 2001 and he then forged two checks in 2002 for $205,020 and $32,725. Mr. Brown appeared before the court yesterday and was incarcerated by Judge Thomas after he failed to provide a "satisfactory explanation" of the funds and loans. The court had also approved a $398,000 payment in 2001 to Mr. Brown for "his efforts in procuring this minor's funds from his mother's estate." Judge Thomas ruled the fee was obtained through fraud and ordered it paid back to Demon McClinton.

Judge Thomas was very harsh in his description of Mr. Thomas' actions: "the acts of Brown in representing the minor have been intentional acts to steal and defraud the minor of the funds inherited from his mother. The Chancellor ordered Michael J. Brown incarcerated in the Hinds County jail until he deposits "all funds of said minor into the registry of the Chancery Clerk of Hinds County" and makes an accounting of the funds inherited. The court also ruled it will turn the file over to the District Attorney for further investigation. The Hinds County Sheriff's office told this correspondent tonight Mr. Brown is still in jail.



53 comments:

Anonymous said...

This will be another Steadivest sham.

Anonymous said...

Judge Thomas rules!

Anonymous said...

Is he not from the reservoir in Rankin County?

WMartin said...

Who names their kid Demon?

ummm.. Satan? Isn't that special?

Anonymous said...

How many A's and R's are in Aarron? What was Aaron doing with 3 mil? What brand of rim do Demon have on his ride?

So many questions, so little time.

Anonymous said...

@9:02 Who? Judge Thomas? If that is who you are asking about, no. He has lived in the South Jackson/Byram area for the past 20 years if not more. Best neighbor a guy could ask for.

Anonymous said...

imagine they were shooting for 'damon'. aaron henry's grandkid; how did he get $3M?

this atty should be horse whipped--

Anonymous said...

Karma's a bitch

Anonymous said...

He might be a good neighbor but when it comes to defending transparency and open government Thomas is a big ass ZERO.

Anonymous said...

Which Chancellor, before Thomas, just let him steal all that money?

Anonymous said...

Is there a perpetual care fund at that Cemetary?

Anonymous said...

@9:02 - the Hinds Co jail docket lists Brown's address as Whipporwill Rd, Brandon which is at the reservoir. His being in jail is long overdue. He helped my brother's daughter steal $40,000 from his estate (no accounting to Hinds Co Chancery Court there either), and then tried to steal $125,000 or so from a trust my mother had set up for my brother's grandchildren (then mere babies). Fortunately, Judge Owen put the stop to that. The guy is total sleeze and I have little doubt that he stole this guy's $3 million. He's been publicly censured by the Mississippi Bar Association at least once and I know of at least two other complaints filed against him(by someone other than me). The only people adversely affected by his being in jail are the drug dealers and other criminals he "represents".

Anonymous said...

You can always count on the Mississippi Bar to flush out those bad apples!

Kingfish said...

Wait til the brothers in jail find out this is the guy who ripped off $3 mill from the grandson of the guy who helped set them all free back in the 60's and 70's.

Anonymous said...

Kingfish is right (as usual). There are also the drug dealers and other criminals that Brown was supposed to represent and they ended up in jail anyway.

Anonymous said...

You can always count on the Mississippi Bar to flush out those bad apples!

Or in the cases publicized here, "the one's we know about." There is more work to be done.

When an attorney calls me and encourages me to file a Bar complaint, but I don't b/c of the retaliation already inflicted, you know there are more out there.

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!!!! He screw me and my kids with my husband estate!!!!!

Anonymous said...

9:02 - yes Brown is from Resivoir area. Partner with this Linus Shackleford scumbag in various deals, most recently the cemetary on Lakeland, who he 'loaned' $500k from this estate.

Kid inherited the $3million from his mother, which was Henry's daughter (not sister, as the complaint says). Henry became millionaire when FCC took WLBT license away from Lamar Life and gave it to Henry. Overnight success! Pays to be the head of NAACP, I guess. But in the end grandson loses it all to a scum-succing lawyer like Brown.

Anonymous said...

The DA and Tommy Green will hang Brown and Shackelford! 20 plus years!

Linus Shackelford said...

I was just informed of this blog and a comment on here about Mike Brown being in partners with me. Mike Brown is not and never has been a partner of mine in anything. Yes, I did get a loan through him when I was negotiating with a bank. I did not go to him to borrow money. He was aware of my application at a bank and came to me to make a loan to me. I was reluctant but after checking a few things out I did accept a loan through him. I was not aware of everything that is surfacing now. Most of this is news to me as it is to you. If I had known then what I know now I certainly would not have accepted any kind of loan through or from him. As far as partners - I have no partners in anything I am presently doing and again Mike Brown is not and never has been a partner of mine in anything what so ever. I may have been naieve but thankfully not enough to have partnered with him in anything. Who ever wrote that blog or blogs about me being partners with Mike brown or even involved in any of this is wrong. I do not know where you are getting your information and I know if you check into this you will find out he has never been a partner of mine in anything. There are documents on this loan. Sorry you feel the way you do and have to make such comments. Your information is not correct and not true. I urge you and anyone else to check it out in the right places instead of from gossip or personal opinions and feelings.

Kingfish said...

For the record, the SOS website does not show any businesses owned by Brown and Shackleford unless I missed something.

By the way, was the "loan" ever paid back? Canceled checks?

Anonymous said...

Shackleford is the real criminal here. He has always had Brown do his dirty work. Shackleford was ordered by the court to pay $500,000 within 40 days or go to jail.

Anonymous said...

hilarious; i've seen this before when the hammer starts to fall. shackelford isnt partners, so he's innocent! none of my friends ever sought me out to loan me a half million out of the blue.
where poor old linus trips up is brown will be spilling his guts out to plea down. you may not be partners, but you will be cellmates!

Anonymous said...

This thing is a 2 headed snake that will turn on itself. It will get interesting.

Anonymous said...

It's about time these two conartists get busted. They may not be partners on paper, but trust me, they have been partners in crime ripping people off through estates and investments for YEARS! Way to go Judge Thomas! Both of these men deserve to sit in the jail house.

Anonymous said...

Shackleford, you may not be "partners" but I bet you are "business associates". Want to explain how that loan came about? Did it have anything to do with a title opinion on a previous bank loan? How many other dollars did Brown put into your land, other than the $500+K "loan"? Want to answer these questions now - or would you rather answer them when you are on a witness stand?

Hope you and Brown get to spend lots and lots of time together over the next 20 or so years. Enjoy.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Shackelford, how would Mr. Brown know about an application you put in for a loan to the bank? Because he is your "partner"!!! Why would he just contact you out of the blue and offer to "loan" you over half a million dollars, no interest or anything? People just don't get THAT lucky. Care to explain?

Anonymous said...

Wasn't there a news story a few years ago about this Shackleford man ripping off his family through his sons estate? I would bet Brown was involved in that too.

Anonymous said...

Yep, Linus Shackelford uses Brown to close loans to cover up leans and judgements.

Anonymous said...

I represented a small business against Linus Shackelford a few years ago. He owed them for some services they provided, and he just wouldn't pay.

He had every excuse in the book: sick family, poor employees who had caused his cemetery business to suffer, etc.

Total scumbag. He would write extremely long and winding e-mails that were always entertaining to read.

Good luck, Mr. Shackelford. How's the burial business doing these days?

Anonymous said...

Kingfish, did Judge Thomas order Shackrlford to pay half a million in 40 days or go to jail?

Anonymous said...

Dear Linus:

The first law of holes is: when you are in a hole, stop digging. Glad to see you chime up on the internets with your Sgt. Schultz denials. Good luck with that.

Anonymous said...

I hope everybody here sleeps with a pistol in his lap.

Anonymous said...

2:39 - I believe you are correct. Not sure about a news story, but probably was one, but there was a Shackleford that screwed his family through his son's estate. Bet this is the same one - but I'm sure he might come on this blog and plead his case that 'he didn't do it'!

Anonymous said...

Nope. Have a Beretta Ultralight within arms reach for that purpose and I'm damn quick with it.

Anonymous said...

Shackelford should cut a plea bargain deal with the DA. That way he only serves 3 to 5 in the pen while Brown does 20.

Anonymous said...

Yes, 3:05 Linus has to come up with $12,500/day for the next 38 days - assuming he did his work yesterday and the day before. Otherwise, he better start working on $13,157/day. His problem is, he doesn't have any more friends, family, relatives, investors, or idiots to rip off.

And as the days go by, betcha there will be others coming along with tales about 'Linus, Mike and the boys' and their escapades over the last decade or two. (Oh, that's right, according to Linus he's not a partner with Mr. Brown. Guess all the stories that will be coming out will have independent casts of characters!)

Anonymous said...

Next thing you know, Shackelford will be telling you how Christian he is. That's where it gets funny.

Anonymous said...

Brown knows Shackelford NEVER pays his bills. Why would he screw one client to help another? How many payments has Shackelford made on this loan? Skackles will never even be able to make an interest payment. He better get used to the his new name Shackles.. Will DOC put these 2 in isolation? If not, they will be raped and you will hear nashing of teeth.

Shadowfax said...

Picture This:

Linus Shackelford wakes up every hour on the hour smacking his forehead with his flattened palm, wondering, "What the hell made me think it was a good idea to post that comment to that blog. Damn! Why can't I delete some of this crap?"

"Wait! I know. I'll write in again claiming I'm the real Linus and didn't post that earlier shit."

Can we get KapnKangaroo to do another one of those drum-set sounds?......

Anonymous said...

@8:59 - There will be so many intertwined lies coming out of Shackelford subsequent to this that you'll have forgotten his post here, if only due to pure mental abrasion.

Anonymous said...

Proverbs 22:7 the borrower is slave to lender. They will both be MDOC slaves! Shackelford and Brown!

Anonymous said...

He might be a good neighbor but when it comes to defending transparency and open government Thomas is a big ass ZERO.

If the Board of Hinds Sups was dominated by Repubs or if the Lieutenant was a flaming GOP conservative you can bet your last dollar that Dewayne would have forced the release of that settlement faster than running a red light at 100 MPH. Dewayne is, was first, and remains a big time political hack for Donkeycrats.

When it all gets released, and it will, those able to understand will realize that Dewayne conveniently dragged his feet then ducked doing the right thing in order to protect the double-dipping dispatcher from damning revelations in advance of the recent district election.

Dewayne is no hero.

Anonymous said...

No one has posted a comment defending Brown and Shackelford! Wonder why?

Anonymous said...

Why did Thomas wait 9 MORE months to play hardball?

James said...

12:18 - I would guess, although I don't know, that this is driven by the attorney for Demon. Judge probably (and again, I don't have the court files but just speaking based on how Chancery Court tends to work) had a motion brought to him by Demon's attorney last April. After Brown didn't act, attorney brought motion to Court this January and pointed out that no accounting has yet been produced.

Judge then gives ultimatium. Brown doesn't act, thinking "oh, I'm an attorney, Judge won't spank me hard". But Judge then slaps the sorry bastard in jail.

If the case started in 2000, it was before Thomas' time on the bench, so he wasn't the judge in original actions, including the closing of the estate. Probably never saw the case until last April when Brent Hazard brought motion to him for accounting. The timing issue is normally a function of the attorney, not the judge.

Just saying, not defending.

Anonymous said...

Shackelford has hurt so many,

Anonymous said...

Do right and good and right and good will come, do wrong and bad and wrong and bad will come. -L.S.

Anonymous said...

I expect 10 year prison sentence for each. This is huge!! Over $1,000,000 taken from a child.

Anonymous said...

@3:24 - it was at least $3 million. The Hinds County Chancery court apparently trusts attorneys to make sure things like the accountings are done. Apparently, the Chancery Clerks in Madison and Rankin counties will hound the attorneys when something is overdue, and notify the judges if that doesn't work. I don't know about Shakelford, but Brown is pure-D scum of the earth. Jail is where he should be and hopefully, he'll be there for a long time.

Anonymous said...

What will the Rankin Judges think of Brown now??????

Anonymous said...

According to the order, the original petition's number ended in "R/1" which makes me think this was Robinson who allowed this to happen.

Anonymous said...

golly! i had no idea that you could make some much money being an agitator..

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