Kari Valence Oct. 14, 2015, 2:47pm


The family of a deceased land owner is suing an individual, alleging a million dollar real estate deal is fraudulent.

Alfred E. Schilling, executor of the estate of Edwin J. Schilling, filed a lawsuit on Sept. 22 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against David Wiskamp over property valued at more than $1 million.

According to the complaint, Edwin Schilling was elderly and incapacitated from doing any business or entering into any contract when Wiskamp allegedly took advantage of his weakened mental state. The suit says the defendant fraudulently procured a deed that should be void.

The suit alleges Wiskamp negotiated a lease with the estate on the property and has failed to make required payments.

Alfred E. Schilling seeks more than $100,000 in damages, attorney fees, cost of suit, and any other other relief the court deems just, as well as a jury trial. He is represented by attorney Bryan D. Flynn of Flynn Guymon, & Garavalia in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 15-L-538.

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