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Detectives sought financial records related to case of slain Lotto winner

Detectives who searched the Lakeland home of a woman charged in connection with lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare's death were looking for financial, business and legal documents, court records show.

Monday's search covered the home of Dorice Donegan "DeeDee" Moore, a former financial adviser to Shakespeare who is accused of being an accessory after the fact in connection with his death. Moore arranged to have Shakespeare, 42, buried under a concrete slab behind a house used as a law office at 5802 E State Road 60 in Plant City, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. She then tried to find someone to admit to the murder and have the body moved in January, according to an arrest report.

Investigators went into Moore's home at 9340 Red Hawk Bend Drive looking for all of her financial records involving Shakespeare, including two corporations she set up for him — Shakespeare & Associates LLC and Abraham Shakespeare LLC, according to court documents filed in Polk County. Moore's medical staffing companies, American Medical Professionals, ASTAT and Supplies LLC and American Medical Professionals are also being scrutinized. The warrant also sought any records pertaining to the purchase of a backhoe.

Shakespeare won the Florida Lotto in 2006 and said he came away with $11 million of the $31 million prize after taxes.

Detectives also searched for corporate, property, asset sale and power of attorney documents of Shar Anthony Krasniqi, Moore's boyfriend and owner of the house where Shakespeare was buried. Detectives' search warrant request also sought records for D. Howard Stitzel III, who practices law at the site where Shakespeare was found and Judith Haggins of Lakeland, who had power of attorney for Shakespeare.

Relatives reported Shakespeare missing in November, but no one had seen him since April. Investigators say he was murdered on April 6 or 7.

Information from the Ledger of Lakeland was used in this report.

Detectives sought financial records related to case of slain Lotto winner 02/10/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 11:53pm]
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