The 69-year-old claimed John Zabel — the certified public accountant nominated by Britney and her lawyer Mathew Rosengart — is not fit for the job.
According to the legal documents, Jamie's unimpressed with Zabel’s resume. Britney’s dad claims the accountant is not “highly qualified” to be her conservator.
Jamie also claims not to know much about Zabel, except that he is a CPA with “executive experience in finance and in the entertainment industry.” He expressed concern about his daughter's finances, which he thinks could be put at risk under Zabel’s control.
Jamie insists Zabel has big shoes to fill, claiming the accountant would have to “hit the ground running" if he's given the job.
Jamie also provides an example from Zabel’s financial history as evidence that the accountant is unfit for the position. He alleges that Zabel lost $1 million of his own money in a fraudulent real estate investment.
Jamie makes it clear: he does not think Zabel should be made a conservator. Britney's dad believes that getting rid of the conservatorship itself should be the first thing on the judge’s agenda.
As Radar previously reported, the Toxic singer filed legal documents requesting to terminate her 13-year-long conservatorship and wants it to end by this fall.
Britney’s attorney explained in the documents that Jamie agrees that the pop star should have the choice to get out of her conservatorship, which she previously called “abusive.”
“If Ms. Spears wants to terminate the conservatorship and believes that she can handle her own life, Mr. Spears believes that she should get that chance,” Rosengart said.
Although Jamie previously filed a petition to step down as his daughter’s conservator, Rosengart maintains that her father won’t be off the hook.
Even if the conservatorship were to be dissolved, Rosengart insisted that he will be investigating Jamie and his actions while in charge of Britney’s estate.