Earl Jones’ wife wants a divorce - Macleans.ca

Earl Jones’ wife wants a divorce

Any settlement could eat into assets that would otherwise go to fraudster’s victims


Maxine Pamela Heayberd, the wife of accused fraudster Earl Jones, has filed for divorce. Jones is alleged to have stolen at least $50 million from more than 100 clients in an elaborate Ponzi scheme and Heayberd’s divorce filing has victims worried their cash could go to her in a settlement. Trustees working on Jones’s bankruptcy case say Heayberd, along with Jones, withdrew millions from company accounts for personal expenses. That she could be in line for a share of whatever’s left adds insult to injury. Quebec couples usually split assets down the middle when they divorce, meaning half of whatever assets remain in Jones’ bankrupt company could go to his ex-wife before any alleged victims see a dime.


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