Man Adopts Girlfriend in DUI Case

February 1, 2012

In a bizzare case from Palm Beach County, Florida, a man who is facing DWI charges and a civil trial for vehicular manslaughter in a case of DUI that resulted in the death of a 23 year old man, has adopted his longtime girlfriend in an effort to shield some of his assets from the civil suit.  John Goodman has adopted Heather Laruso Hutchins, whom he has been dating since 2009, so that she will have immediate access to monies previously placed in a trust for Goodman’s minor children, and thus presumably provide Goodman with access to the assets as well.,0,3385741.story 

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