WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A Delaware judge has ordered a frequent candidate for public office to account for money he removed for his own benefit from an account he shared with his elderly mother.
This week’s ruling involves a dispute between Richard Korn and his 95-year-old mother, Sylvia, over financial assets, including a joint account that once held about $1.2 million.
Korn, who has run unsuccessfully for state auditor, county executive and the Delaware legislature, sued his mother after she froze the account.
Court records say Korn wrote checks totaling about $600,000 to himself or entities connected with him.
The judge also ruled that eight cemetery plots Korn bought with his mother’s money must be re-titled in her name, but that $200,000 he received from her in 2007 was a gift, not a loan.
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