Excerpts: Former ‘business guru’ given public defender As of last Wednesday, John Donovan Sr. of Hamilton, charged with trying to swindle nearly $5 million from his late son’s widow and children by filing forged documents with the Registry of Deeds in 2016, is being represented by an attorney from the Committee for Public Counsel Services. […]
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Excerpts: Ex-MIT professor denies attempting to swindle family Prosecutors on Thursday announced that 75-year-old John Donovan Sr., of Hamilton, was indicted on several charges for allegedly forging his youngest son’s signature to gain title to at least four properties that had been left by him. That son, John Donovan Jr., died in 2015 at age
Excerpts: Former MIT prof who staged shooting now accused of forgery John J. Donovan Sr., a 75-year-old who built a fortune in technology, was indicted by a grand jury in Salem on Thursday on seven counts of forgery, along with other charges including attempted larceny, witness intimidation and obtaining a signature by false pretenses. The
Excerpts: Son of Embattled Entrepreneur Lists Historic Seaside Mansion Former MIT professor turned entrepreneur, John J. Donovan Sr. made hundreds of millions during the dot-com bubble, but has been embroiled in high-drama family infighting ever since, battling four of his five children for control of trusts and estates worth millions. According to public records, the
Excerpt: Jack W. Rizika1 v. John J. Donovan Before KASS, SMITH and FLANNERY, JJ. Ian Crawford, Boston, for plaintiff. Thomas J. Dougherty, Boston, for defendants. On the ground that the contract between the parties lacked an essential term, a judge of the Superior Court, acting on a motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict, set aside