In 2017, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez committed suicide in his cell at the Sousa Baranowski Correctional Center in Lancaster, Massachusetts.
Hernandez was recently acquitted of a double-murder charge, but had previously been convicted of the murder of Odin Lloyd, so he faced a lengthy stint behind bars.
In her suicide note, Hernandez promised her fiancée, Shayana Jenkins, a bright financial future.
“You’re rich,” he wrote, apparently referring to the legal loophole that allowed Jenkins to collect Hernandez’s NFL pension.
But now it seems that Jenkins literally promises too much wealth.
According to a new report from people The magazine, Jenkins, has been forced to answer some tough questions about how Aaron spends money intended for her 10-year-old daughter, Aviel Hernandez.
Problems arose when Jenkins tried to spend $10,000 on Abiel’s dance lessons, and the trustee, a lawyer named David Schwartz, opposed the request.
This forced Schwartz to demand an invoice and Jenkins to justify her exorbitant expenses.
In recent months, Jenkins has spent $17,000 on clothing, $10,000 on both entertainment and “online shopping,” thousands on “self-care,” and $12,000 on HomeGoods.
“A lot of money is spent under each category of accounting, and there is little clear identification of how these expenditures benefit Aviel,” he said. people.
“While the trustee understands that the provision for Abiel includes expenses related to her household finances, the expenditures from her late father’s NFL pension and social security benefits are not justifiable. is also worth investigating for reasonableness.”
Yes, it looks like this is just the beginning of Jenkins’ spending investigation.
She probably isn’t facing any legal consequences, but it’s possible that access to Abiel’s trust may be revoked.
Jenkins welcomed her second daughter in 2018 and formally requested that Schwartz be removed as executor of her daughter’s trust.
“Especially since her basic housing security and educational expenses are being paid for by the trust, applying significant resources that the Conservator should have available to pay for Abiel’s day-to-day needs, including dance lessons. We have every reason to question whether and how they apply.” Schwartz’s legal team argues:
Hernandez’s story is one of the most infamous in American sports history.
I can only hope that the current issues will be resolved in a timely manner so that his daughter will not suffer any further trauma.
The young girl has already been through a tremendous amount and hopefully all parties involved genuinely wish her best interests.
We will provide further updates on this developing story as new information becomes available.