From the notebook of business editor Tim Rausch

Dirt banking

Word going around town is that there's more out at the James Brown estate than possibly just his body.

Cash. Lots of it.

Local folks with inside knowledge say the Godfather of Soul, who toured relentlessly, received much of his pay for bookings in the form of cash and foreign currencies. Aside from being easily transported back into the country on his private planes, the money would be unknown to the guv'ment.

Whether there is money stashed around the home or buried in Folger's cans in the yard has not been determined. The place has been locked down like Fort Knox since his death, with the late soul singer's attorneys limiting access to even Mr. Brown's family members.

Makes you wonder.

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