Patricia Cornwell, a best-selling crime novelist, testified before a jury about her lawsuit against her former accounting firm and financial manager, accusing them of allowing her to lose a sizeable chunk of her fortune.
Cornwell blamed her former accounting firm, Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP, and her financial manager there, Evan Snapper, a former principal at the New York-based firm, during three hours of testimony Friday. Cornwell claimed she has only $13 million left in her bank account after earning about $10 million a year from her best-selling novels featuring forensic examiner Kay Scarpetta, according to the Daily Mail. She blamed the firm for bad financial advice, unsuccessful real estate deals and an overly aggressive investment strategy.
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