Maybe Jesse Ventura should have heeded his own advice.
The former Minnesota governor, who five years ago was instrumental in alerting people to their unclaimed property, apparently has about $2,150 in checks waiting for him.
In 1999, Ventura's picture appeared next to wads of cash on a Department of Commerce brochure detailing millions of dollars in abandoned money, stocks or safe-deposit boxes. "Governor Ventura wants to make sure you get what's coming to you," the brochures said. At the time, officials credited the Ventura brochure for a spike in people filing claims.
Tuesday, December 28, 2004
A small part of my law practice involves the obscure area of unclaimed property law. For that reason (plus the fact that I have always thought that Jesse Ventura was a practical joke that the voters of the State of Minnesota inflicted upon the State), I got a special chuckle out of this story.