Motion filed in Cooper custody case

November 11, 2008 3:37:56 PM PST
According to the latest documents filed in the custody battle over Brad Cooper's children, Nancy Cooper's parents believe Brad Cooper is still being paid.Nancy Cooper's parents want Brad Cooper to help support his children.

And not only do they want him to start paying child support, they have filed a motion to keep him from selling off his house, cars and other assets for his personal use. A judge has granted the request.

Read details on freezing Cooper's assets.

Read details filed in child support motion.

It's been two weeks since Cooper was led from his Cary home in handcuffs, indicted and charged with the July murder of his wife, Nancy.

But being behind bars apparently hasn't stopped him from collecting a paycheck.

According to a motion filed in the custody battle over Cooper's two young daughters, he "is still receiving income from his employer."

It goes on to say that Cooper's "gross annual income exceeds $150,000." Cooper works for Cisco Systems in Research Triangle Park.

Not only does a search warrant show investigators have searched his office there, but Cooper has been photographed wearing a company hat.

He donned the logo during a news conference in which he asked people to help find his missing wife.

Cisco issued the following statement to Eyewitness News Tuesday, "For privacy reasons, Cisco's general policy is to not comment on individual personnel matters. However, we can confirm that Brad Cooper is currently a Cisco employee and that the company is currently reviewing his employee status in light of the pending criminal charges against him."

The Cooper children are being cared for by Nancy's parents and identical twin sister in Canada. They were granted temporary custody of the children last month.

The same judge has also granted the requests in the latest motion to freeze Cooper's assets including his 401-K and Nancy Cooper's jewelry.

According to the motion, Cooper "has wasted significant assets held by defendant and Nancy Cooper. Defendant has used these assets for his personal benefit. These assets could be used for, among other things, support of the minor children. "

It goes on to say, "defendant has instructed his family on how to dispose of and liquidate his remaining assets. It is unknown at this point the extent to which defendant's family has carried out his plan."

During his first court appearance, Cooper claimed he was broke and convinced a judge to give him a taxpayer funded attorney.


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