Following a Count on 2 investigation, the National Action Network is urging the Justice Department to take a look at Charleston’s probate court.
The news comes after a local family lost control of their own money for two years under a court-ordered conservatorship.
The Bennett family shared their story with News 2’s Rebecca Collett in the Fall of 2017. After a series of reports, this week the family regained control of their finances.
Elder James Johnson is the local leader of NAN. The organization held a series of marches over the last two months to support the family in recovering their “stolen wealth”. Johnson announced Wednesday the organization is asking the Department of Justice to investigate the probate judge who handled the case along with everyone else involved over the last two years.
The court battle cost the Bennett family more than $45,000.