Judge says Tom Benson can't pull assets from trust

Judge says Tom Benson can't pull assets from trust

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A judge goes on record saying that Tom Benson cannot change his mind and pull assets from an irrevocable trust.

In a March 9 letter filed in federal court, San Antonio probate judge Tom Rickhoff addressed the receivers he appointed to replace Benson on the trust.

In it, Rickhoff says Benson dedicated the bulk of his wealth to the trust in 2011.

"Big businessmen are still just like all of us and cannot just sign whatever they want and think, 'if it goes south I'll just litigate,'" Rickhoff said.

Rickhoff tells the receivers to wait for the court in New Orleans to rule.

We reached out to Benson's attorney, who said that is his interpretation of the letter, as well.

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