Below are some newspaper articles and miscellaneous documents regarding the adoption of Michelle Riess and the 1978 indictment against attorney Edward Kent. Some of these articles include statements taken from Kent’s court testimony that contradict Hollie’s experiences, including Kent’s heavy involvement after Michelle’s birth. They also contradict much of the information Michelle’s adoptive father provided to her in 2017. A separate post will be made at a later date about these issues and the major inconsistencies in what Edward Kent stated in court and what actually took place.
Lawyer indicted as middleman for adoptions
SOURCE: Winkler, Renee. “Lawyer indicted as a middleman for adoptions.” Courier-Post [Cherry Hill, NJ] April 14, 1978: Page 5. Print.
Lawyer accused in 3 adoptions
SOURCE: Lordan, Francis M. “Lawyer accused in 3 adoptions..” The Philadelphia Inquirer. April 15, 1978: Page 1B. Print.
Lawyer indicted on adoptions
SOURCE: UPI, 15 April 1978 – The New York Times: Page 24. Print.
Appeal of lawyer is rejected
SOURCE: Winkler, Renee. “Appeal of lawyer is rejected.” Courier-Post [Cherry Hill, NJ] November 18, 1978: Page 39. Print.
Memory fails witness in adoption case
SOURCE: “Memory fails witness in adoption case.” Courier-Post [Cherry Hill, NJ] June 5, 1981: Page 4B. Print.
Divorce lawyer convicted for adoption assistance
SOURCE: “Divorce lawyer convicted for adoption assistance.” Courier-Post [Cherry Hill, NJ] June 25, 1981: Page 5E. Print.
‘Adoption lawyer’s’ term suspended
SOURCE: Winkler, Renee. “Adoption lawyer’s term suspended.” Courier-Post [Cherry Hill, NJ] October 17, 1981: Page 3B. Print.
State v. Edward Kent
1 July 1980, Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division.
High Tribunal Raps Attorney for Conduct (1963) Supreme Court of New Jersey