Aliza Sherman’s daughter files civil lawsuit against father

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CLEVELAND–The murder of a Beachwood nurse and mother of four is still an unsolved case.

Over a year later and police still have no idea who killed Aliza Sherman.

While that investigation continues, Aliza Sherman’s daughter has filed a lawsuit against her own father over an alleged hidden bank account.

According to court documents obtained by FOX 8 News, Jennifer Sherman, the daughter of Aliza Sherman, 53, has filed a civil lawsuit against her own father in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas court.

The lawsuit was filed on Wednesday, May 28.

It seeks to recover money that Jennifer Sherman claims her father, Sanford Sherman, put into a separate account in Aliza Sherman’s name without Aliza’s knowledge of him doing it.

On March 24, 2013, Aliza Sherman was stabbed to death outside her attorney’s office near East 12th Street.

At the time, she and her husband were in the middle of divorce proceedings.

According to court documents, Aliza Sherman became aware of the hidden account during divorce proceedings, in which an audit “revealed to Plaintiff’s Decedent for the first time the existence of a Merrill Lynch account, in her name only.”

The lawsuit goes on to allege that Sanford Sherman “made numerous deposits into Plaintiff’s Decedent’s Merrill Account without her knowledge, exceeding Two Million Dollars,” over a ten year period.

The court documents then reveal that Sanford Sherman allegedly “created a forged Power of Attorney,” and then depleted the account to zero dollars and zero cents.

Attorneys for Jennifer Sherman seek to recover the $2 million that was once in her mother’s account, plus damages, and court costs.

Jennifer Sherman’s attorney said due to the pending litigation, they had no comment on the case.

Phone calls and emails to Sanford Sherman’s attorney were not returned.

Read more on Aliza Sherman here.

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