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Bobby Vee's children claim siblings are mishandling estate

Associated Press logo Associated Press 2/2/2017
FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2013, file photo, pop singer Bobby Vee, right, poses with sons Jeff Velline, left, and Tommy Velline, at his family's Rockhouse Productions in St. Joseph, Minn. Two of Vee's four children have filed a court petition claiming their siblings are misusing money from the late singer's estate. Robby Velline and Jennifer Whittet Velline claim in the petition that their brothers, Tommy and Jeff, have used money from the estate for their personal benefit and to support Rockhouse Productions. Tommy and Jeff have filed a counter petition that says their actions had the approval of their parents. Bobby Vee died in October 2016 of advanced Alzheimer's disease. (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2013, file photo, pop singer Bobby Vee, right, poses with sons Jeff Velline, left, and Tommy Velline, at his family's Rockhouse Productions in St. Joseph, Minn. Two of Vee's four children have filed a court petition claiming their siblings are misusing money from the late singer's estate. Robby Velline and Jennifer Whittet Velline claim in the petition that their brothers, Tommy and Jeff, have used money from the estate for their personal benefit and to support Rockhouse Productions. Tommy and Jeff have filed a counter petition that says their actions had the approval of their parents. Bobby Vee died in October 2016 of advanced Alzheimer's disease. (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen, File)

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Two of Bobby Vee's four children have filed a court petition claiming their siblings are misusing money from the late pop singer's estate.

Robby Velline and Jennifer Whittet Velline claim in the Stearns County District Court petition that their brothers, Tommy and Jeff Velline, have used money from the estate for their personal benefit and to support Rockhouse Productions. Rockhouse is a recording studio and production facility that is run by the brothers. It was established by Bobby and his wife, Karen, who is also deceased.

The St. Cloud Times (http://on.sctimes.com/2jZIoFG ) says Tommy and Jeff Velline have filed a counter petition that says their actions had the approval of their parents.

Bobby Vee's star rose in the 1960s. He died in October of advanced Alzheimer's disease.

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Information from: St. Cloud Times, http://www.sctimes.com

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