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CEMETERY INVESTIGATION
(2007-03-13)
(wgvu) - TENNESSEE OFFICIALS WANT A FEDERAL JUDGE IN OKLAHOMA TO THROW OUT A BANKRUPTCY CASE FILED BY OKLAHOMA OILMAN
CLAYTON SMART.
TENNESSEE OFFICIALS SAY THAT SMART MISMANAGED $20 MILLION
DOLLARS IN CEMETERY TRUST FUNDS.
HE FILED THE BANKRUPTCY CASE IN OKLAHOMA ON JANUARY 22ND.
ASSISTANT TENNESSEE ATTORNEY GENERAL GILL GELDREICH SAYS THE
BANKRUPTCY FILING IS AN EFFORT TO STOP TENNESSEE'S EFFORTS AGAINST
THEIR FUNERAL HOME AND CEMETERY OPERATIONS.
AUTHORITIES IN MICHIGAN HAVE SEIZED 28 CEMETERIES OWNED BY
SMART'S COMPANY, SAYING THEY HAVE BEEN MISMANAGED.
CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS OF SMART ARE ONGOING IN MICHIGAN AND
TENNESSEE, BUT NO CHARGES HAVE BEEN FILED.

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