Lebanon, Oregon – For the past few months Dalton Johnson of Lebanon, Oregon has listened to much slander about himself in this community he grew up in. Johnson dropped much of his personal business activities back in 2002 to come to the aid of his mother, at her request.
According to Johnson, “My Dad’s health was failing and Mom needed a lot of work done on their properties, which she said she couldn’t afford. I knew she should have had plenty of funding from the sale of a residential piece of property in Lebanon, Oregon, but I didn’t question her, she was my mother. She said she would square up with me for my time when funds were available. Approximately six years ago my parents set up a trust and made my brother Steve Trustee. In 2004 Dad was sent to a rest home while I was out of town and upon my return some in the community started relating highly derogatory statements made about me. Some of these folks had to believe the lies judging from the way I was treated. One claimed I was lucky I wasn’t prosecuted for defrauding my parents and forging my Dad’s signature on loan papers. At the same time my Mother sold another valuable piece of property in the Lebanon area for at least half of what it was worth. Wayne Robbins of Lebanon Reality handled the transaction. With the knowledge that I had never done anything but good for my parents I started investigating things and found that Dad’s valuable gold collection and other valuables had disappeared. I confronted my Mother and soon I was shunned by her and my family, excluding my Father who I still visit regularly.”
The Observer has found that the information Johnson has provided us is factual. The property sold by Lebanon Realty was worth at least twice the selling price according to one qualified witness.
Johnson is currently preparing to sue his parent’s estate in order to get the truth out, as he believes his brother and sister have bilked the estate for hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The Observer has opened its own investigation into the matter, so don’t miss our June edition for more on this sizzling Willamette Valley case.