Neo-Nazi Loses Child Custody

A New Jersey man who admitted that he was a member of “Hitler’s Order” has lost custody of his 3 year old son.

The child was removed from his parents’ home in 2011 and his mother surrendered her parental rights last year. The state of New Jersey terminated the man’s parental rights of his three older children in 2012.

The state said that it attempted to provide the man with anger management, domestic violence, and marriage counseling, but he refused to comply. He also failed to attend a court hearing because he was fearful for his life and did not trust law enforcement to protect him “because law enforcement doesn’t care about someone with swastikas and tattoos.”

The man appealed the state court’s decision on the ground that the state made no efforts to find a non-Jewish psychologist. The appellate court found his argument “unpersuasive.”

Source: New Jersey Herald, “ ‘Hitler’s Order’ member loses child custody,” Associated Press, November 7, 2014

*Special thanks to Tonya Stewart for assisting with this story. Ms. Stewart is a paralegal intern from Heald College.

Oklahoma Oilman to Pay $1 Billion in Divorce Settlement

Harold Hamm was ordered by an Oklahoma state court to pay $999.5 million to his ex-wife to settle their divorce.

It was believed that Hamm was worth more than $11 billion and that he could be ordered to pay his ex-wife between $4 billion and $8 billion.

Harold and Sue Ann Hamm were married in 1988. Sue Ann claimed that she accompanied Harold to speaking engagements and helped him with his public speaking. In the mid-1990s, she headed the crude oil marketing department of Hamm’s company (Continental Resources).

Among the nearly $1 billion in assets awarded to Sue Ann, she received:
• The family home in Nichols Hill, Oklahoma worth $4.675 million
• A ranch in Carmel Valley, California worth $17.5 million
• A home in Enid, Oklahoma worth $800,000

Source: CNN Money, “Oil Tycoon to pay $1 billion divorce settlement,” Jillian Eugenios, November 10, 2014.

*Special thanks to Tonya Stewart for assisting with this story. Ms. Stewart is a paralegal intern from Heald College.