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In regards XXXXX XXXXX penalties, can that be taken from their bond and/or their portion of proceeds due to them from the estate?
It can be either or both.
Is there ever a criminal charge filed? You are being a wonderful help!
There certainly could be. The laws of embezzlement apply to fiduciaries. That would be under the Criminal Code rather than Probate. You might find this information helpful: http://nationalparalegal.edu/willsTrustsEstates_Public/EstateAdministration/PersonalRepresentative.asp