But according to the bankruptcy trustees’ findings, at least one pair his mother bought from Christian Dior could be worth $12,000 if they were in new condition, the attorney said.
Hayter said Koletti turned down the bankruptcy trustees’ request to have the sneakers valued. If not, “we can move on,” he said.
Koletti’s attorney Richard Allsop said Koletti’s stepson, who lives with him, is currently in the twelfth grade and that it was not a good time to demand access to the sneakers. “Having gone through what he’s been through, there’s a real concern that he doesn’t get further distracted,” Allsop said.
Court documents filed last year show Koletti, 41, claimed he was the guardian of Caddick’s teenage son. “[Name redacted] lives with me full time. He’s done that since 2102, I’m his gardian,” he said in an email.
Once his wife is “officially pronounced dead,” he would become the guardian “per Melissa’s wish in her last will,” Koletti wrote in a Feb. 3, 2022 email he sent to Hayter.
In May this year, a coroner determined that while the notorious con artist is dead, the cause and manner of her death will remain a mystery because her husband has failed to give an “open account” of what has happened over the past 30 years Hours to deliver Koletti reported his wife missing.
Koletti’s claim to guardianship was disputed by the boy’s biological father, Tony Caddick, who, according to court documents, wrote to Hayter in January 2022 stating that while Koletti was the boy’s stepfather, he had no other legal rights and questioned: “Mr Koletti has an idea of what he’s doing.”
Koletti, who originally claimed half of his wife’s estate, is now fighting over a bank account, a wedding ring, two luxury watches, a skull pendant set with diamonds and sapphires, and two of his wife’s dresses.
The court heard he would be returning more dresses and agreed to take the two unspecified dresses to his attorney’s office for inspection.
Allsop said Caddick’s family also demanded $8,500 from one of Caddick’s bank accounts with a balance of $21,000.
The court also heard that Caddick forged signatures on a self-administered pension document.
It is understood that she forged her first husband Tony Caddick’s signature to replace him as trustee with her brother Adam Grimley, whose signature she also forged.
After her disappearance, the federal court ordered Bruce Gleeson and Daniel Soire of Jones Partners to investigate the financial affairs of Caddick and her Maliver company. Over the past two and a half years, the liquidators have sold Caddick’s jewelry, cars, clothing, artwork and her home in Dover Heights.
The apartment, which Caddick bought for $2.55 million in 2016, is the only remaining asset being sold.
Caddick’s parents, Barb and Ted Grimley, recently moved out of the home for nearly a million dollars.
The Edgecliff apartment is set to be auctioned off in the spring.
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