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THE PALM BEACH POST TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1999 38 Patricia Bailey, 56, wife of attorney 8 luxury automobiles found in connection with fraud case Obituary I The cars were allegedly bought with millions ; invested in nonexistent life insurance policies. By Dan Moffett Palm Beach Post Staff Writer She was an accomplished marine photographer, a licensed helicopter pilot and for 30 years was a flight attendant with United Airlines. Yet for the last decade, Patricia Bailey's identity was tightly linked to the man she married. The fourth wife of defense attorney F. Lee Bailey died Sunday after battling pancreatic cancer through the summer. Mrs. Bailey, 56, had undergone nerve-block surgery late last month at Indian River weeks was treated at the Gef-fen Cancer Center in Vero; Beach. A native of Michigan who . lived for many years in Cali-' fornia, Mrs. Bailey followed ' her husband to Palm Beach -County in 1991, and theys bought a home in Manalapan; last year. She was working oii a bachelor's degree in marine biology at Palm Beach Atlantic College when she became ill. ; Mrs. Bailey is also survived by her mother, Raissa McGovern; and a brother, 1 Alan Shiers. Services will be private. '-' Memorial Hospital in Vero Beach in the hopes of relieving the intense pain brought on by the disease. Her husband requested and received a delay to a federal court hearing in Orlando to be by her side. Bailey is locked in a contentious court case with the government over the fees he collected in representing infomercial king William McCorkle and his wife four years ago. Mrs. Bailey in recent Brandau, who operated the Wilton Manors-based company, and Hogan, Federated's in-house lawyer, also made their first appearance in court, but have not yet had a bond hearing. The 44-count indictment charges that Brandau and his company took almost $130 million since February 1996 spending only $6 million on policies for investors. They spent the remainder on cars, helicopters, boats, real estate and the Fort Lauderdale restaurant, the East Coast Burrito Factory, the indictment says. evidence as she asked U.S. Magistrate Judge Linnea Johnson to deny bond for a fourth and lesser defendant, Gary Pierce. Pierce is the principal executive of the Nassau-based company, CSI Ag. Ltd, repository of the policies. Cohen noted that Pierce's luggage was also found with the cars. Johnson denied Pierce bond. "With white-collar crime we normally don't see detention . . . but this is different," the judge said. ' By Susan Spencer-Wendel ; Mm Beach Post Staff Writer '' WEST PALM BEACH ! Eight luxury cars squirreled away ; in a Broward warehouse joined ; the list of suspected ill-gotten gains Monday in one of South Florida's biggest fraud cases ev-: er. tl.S. Attorney Ellen Cohen told a judge that federal agents discovered a Bentley, Lamborghini, three Prowlers, a Corvette, a three-window '37 Ford ' and another antique car all allegedly bought with the $130 million people invested in nonex-; istent life insurance policies. All the cars were on a list to be seized j by the government Prosecutors charged three officers of Broward County-based Federated Title & Trust with defrauding 5,000 to 6,000 investors, many of them elderly. Frederick Brandau, Garland Hogan and Mary Anne Billinghurst allegedly recruited insurance agents to sell investors phony policies on life-insurance settlements made by terminally ill people. rCohen presented the cars as Unlimited local .' wireless calls w Itimmm between family at Ellington parks panel may change Smm ' b.? r- k I' h I'-I - K.fJ I r i no extra charge. I j, . v i e . t A? , , . - c-V 4 By Angie Francalancia Palm beach Post Staff Writer ' WELLINGTON A village advisory board is worried that the Parks and Recreation Depart-rnent is not equipped to grow with Wellington and wants a small group to evaluate it and recommend changes before the 199&-2000 budget is adopted. ;The recommendation comes 'just a month after Parks and Recreation Director Debbie Bris-son was cleared of allegations made in part by members of the 'same committee that she in-'terfered in the youth baseball board elections. Brisson is presently undergoing a 90-day job performance evaluation. J'!' the village's parks and recre-'afion advisory board recom-'rhended that a committee "ex-'.anine the institutional frame-',work and needs of our recreation system to meet the challenges of the future," it said in a memo to the village council. ' JThe council will consider on Tuesday appointing a five-; pnember committee to work with 'Village Manager Charlie Lynn for ;mo more than 30 days. '.I'. The idea appears to have I council members' support Several already have lined up their appointees. ."Multiple factors have played ;!jnto the decision to proceed with an . overall evaluation of the Structure,'' Councilwoman Kathy .Foster said. . "Mr. (Keith) Stahley's leaving lias left a void in senior manage-' ment. We have the opening of the Wellington Community Center. ! pit's appropriate for us to step back and evaluate how to oversee this vin the future.'' I But Lynn, who as village manager has authority to organize his staff as he pleases, already has some plans in mind. ;i He advertised to replace tStahley, the former deputy village " manager, with a director of leisure services to oversee parks iand recreation and planning functions. V t Road paver says its Ibeing blacklisted Up to five wireless phones, plus home. 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