Judge Rules Rep. Ulysses Jones’ Signature Was Forged on Will

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Shelby County probate judge has ruled the signature on a will purported to be that of late state representative Ulysses Jones Jr. is a forgery.
The will left the bulk of Jones’ estate to his longtime girlfriend, Sandra Richards.
On Friday, Judge Robert Benham said he found Richards’ testimony to be evasive and of “dubious trustworthiness,” according to The Commercial Appeal.
That, combined with testimony from handwriting experts that the signature was forged, led the judge to rule in favor of Jones’ two adult children in the dispute over his estate, valued at about $100,000.
Jones was a Memphis Fire Department battalion chief and Democratic state representative for North Memphis and Raleigh. He died on Nov. 9 of complications from pneumonia at the age of 59.
For more details, see the Commercial Appeal.

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