Investigators digging into Tex McIver's financial records

By: Mark Winne

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ATLANTA - The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office issued several subpoenas looking into financial records in a high-profile case.

Atlanta attorney Tex McIver is charged in the shooting death of his business executive wife, Diane McIver.

McIver said he accidentally shot his wife from the back seat of their SUV.

The District Attorney’s Office swarmed the Hudson Law Firm in Buckhead, which handles areas ranging from real estate to estate planning, in connection with the homicide investigation.


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Investigators were at a related office in Midtown for the same case.

Channel 2’s Mark Winne found a record indicating a grand jury subpoena for a paralegal to Harold A. Hudson for Tuesday in the McIver case.

Documents also indicated subpoenas for Guardian Life Insurance.

McIver's attorney, Steve Maples, said his client did not know he was the sole beneficiary 

There were also subpoenas for Chartis Insurance, which handled the McIvers' property insurance, Raymond James Financial, which McIver had an IRA and investment account, with and for Humphries and Associates, which McIver's attorney said had done accounting work for his client. 

"They're trying to make a murder case against Mr. McIver based on potential motive-insurance, financial records, things like that," veteran prosecutor and defense lawyer Manny Arora said. 

Maples said he believes the district attorney's office heard there was a new will by Diane McIver and they executed a search warrant to find it. 

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He said he doesn't know of any will other than the one in force right now. 

Maples said his client has committed no crime, and that goes for the involuntary manslaughter charge Atlanta police brought.

According to Maples, attorney Harold Hudson appeared at the grand jury this week himself after Tex McIver waived any attorney-client privilege so Hudson could cooperate concerning questions about Diane McIver's estate and her will. 

Maples said Hudson cooperated fully and is accused of no wrongdoing. 

"You don't need this for an involuntary manslaughter case, but they might just be thorough to make sure they didn't miss anything," Arora said. 

Maples maintains investigators did not find a new will, but something has the district attorney's attention.

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