The former federal prosecutor's investigation into alleged financial wrongdoing by Jamie and Britney's former manager, Tri-Star Entertainment, is full steam ahead. Rosengart's team includes his law partner Kyle Freeny, who is a Harvard Law graduate and expert in money laundering and financial investigations, sources said, per Radar Online. Freeny was one of 19 prosecutors selected by Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller to investigate Donald Trump and others.
Jason Rubin was initially a potential candidate to take over once Jamie was removed and the conservatorship ideally ended. The sources said this had nothing to do with Jamie’s removal.
Rubin's lawyer, Justin Gold, said in a statement that his client wanted to stay out of the limelight. "I was inspired to become a professional fiduciary after my experiences in trying to prevent financial exploitation. Consistent with that goal, I agreed to be nominated to replace Mr. Spears temporarily based upon my experience in forensic accounting and as a CPA," the statement read.
The statement continued, "To protect my young family and I from having to deal with the spotlight, I have decided to withdraw my name from consideration to replace Mr. Spears. I sincerely hope that this decision will provide an example for Mr. Spears to follow, in his daughter's best interests and with an eye toward ultimately ending the conservatorship."
The "Toxic" singer could reportedly appear in court on September 29 where the judge will hear arguments for the immediate removal of Jamie from the conservatorship.
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On July 14, the 39-year-old was given permission to appoint her own attorney after her court-appointed attorney of 13 years, Samuel Ingham, stepped down earlier that month.
"Jamie Spears should be removed as conservator because it is in [the] best interest of the conservatee," Rosengart said outside the courthouse when he was appointed. "We will be moving promptly and aggressively for his removal. The question remains, why is he involved? He should step down voluntarily because that’s what’s in the best interest of the conservatee."
While Rosengart seems keen to give Jamie the boot, the 69-year-old filed documents earlier this month saying that there was "no actual grounds for suspending or removing Mr. Spears as the Conservator of the Estate" and "it is highly debatable whether a change in conservator at this time would be in Ms. Spears' best interests."
"Nevertheless, even as Mr. Spears is the unremitting target of unjustified attacks, he does not believe that a public battle with his daughter over his continuing service as her conservator would be in her best interests," the filing read. "So even though he must contest this unjustified Petition for his removal, Mr. Spears intends to work with the Court and his daughter's new attorney to prepare for an orderly transition to a new conservator."
Britney spoke out about her conservatorship in July and called it "abusive." The blonde beauty claimed that she had been made to perform, had an IUD she could not get removed and was put on lithium.