To be honest his lawyer should have let Chef know if he needed to put property in his sisters name to keep it from his ex-wife. If he did this not knowing if he needed he may have fricked himself.
Like I posted last night, it seems he did something either unnecessary or illegal. It could be that the inheritance was solely his property, shielded from any claim by his wife. If not, the law generally frowns on transferring assets to avoid claims on them, and such attempts don't work if found out, so it would not have been wise to admit to it if this is the case. Has the OP confessed to anything else? I lost track after the first few pages.