Millionaire Adopts His Girlfriend

Facing drunk-driving charges, millionaire adopts girlfriend to protect money.
1:26 | 02/02/12

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He's been called a billionaire and a mover and shaker in the equestrian world. But international -- founder John Goodman is raising now browns after court documents reveal that he recently adopted his 42 year old girlfriend. A woman named -- Hutchinson who is now legally considered his daughter. Very clear. Strategy is government and his daughter I think. -- is weird. I think it's up to 42 year old as -- daughter. Goodman gained national attention in 2010. When palm beach county sheriff's deputies that he was drunk and blew a stop sign and Wellington. They said -- crashed into a car driven by 23 year old Scott Wilson who died. An attorney for Wilson's parents -- -- he believes the adoption is away for good -- to shield his assets. Our understanding our commitment. Oaks in the legal community here looking at this says. It's either brilliant or it's crazy -- that could backfire John Horan and honestly trusted guardianship litigation attorney says there -- big push to obtain the abduction records. Here she becomes a beneficiary in the trust and arguably because she's 42 years old. Is now immediately entitled to her -- -- or 13 share trust should be interest in this this battle is long from over.

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