Her money was placed in a conservatorship that her father, a notorious stage parent, controls to this day.
The judge granted both the conservatorship and the restraining order.
"It makes you wonder whether the conservatorship is accomplishing anything on behalf of taxpayers," Grassley said in an email.
That conservatorship expired, however, this month and, almost immediately a source tells TMZ, “Things started going haywire.”
In his book, Dennis argued that the turning point for Spears was when her father intervened and placed her in a conservatorship.
On Feb. 1, 2008, a Los Angeles probate judge granted the conservatorship and issued a restraining order against Lutfi.