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Nevada: KOLO-8 ABC News – Elder Exploitation Lessons Learned

August 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Updated: Mon 12:41 PM, Aug 17, 2015 RENO, NV – We’ve all heard about elder abuse, but what about elder exploitation? That’s where a family member, acquaintance, or professional takes advantage of a senior’s finances. It’s becoming a big problem as our senior population grows. Sometime such crimes can even happen under the most controlled environments—under the watchful eye of the courts. By all accounts Angela Dottei was a responsible person. A former employee with Washoe county [- more...]

Video from Washington State: KTCS9 IN CLOSE – Guardianships

August 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Terry Murphy Thursday, April 30, 2015 Guardianship abuse is in both national and local news lately. While many guardians are performing a great service, some are abusing their power, especially when it comes to wealthy seniors. Transcript from video: Teresa Maxwell: This was just a month before the guardian took over her life.Terry Murphy: This is how Teresa Maxwell would like to remember her mother, Geraldine Strege…Maxwell: She was full of life.Terry Murphy, KCTS9: Before everything fell [- more...]

New York: Long Island Attorney admits to embezzling $797,000 in funds from client

August 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015 DISTRICT ATTORNEY QUEENS COUNTY 125-01 QUEENS BOULEVARD KEW GARDENS, NEW YORK 11415-15611 718-286-6000 Release 109-2015 www.QueensDA.org twitter@QueensDABrown CONTACT: KEVIN RYAN IKIMULISA LIVINGSTON MERIS CAMPBELL 718-286-6315 LONG ISLAND ATTORNEY ADMITS TO EMBEZZLING S797,000 IN FUNDS FROM CLIENTS Will Sign Confession Of Judgment; Faces Vp To 410 12 Years in Prison Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown today announced that a Great Neck, Long [- more...]

Nevada: Jared Shafer and Wells Fargo Bank sued for RICO

August 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

INSIDE VEGAS by Steve Miller AmericanMafia.com May 25, 2015 LAS VEGAS – After years of court sanctioned bilking of wealthy senior citizens and disabled persons, the biggest shake up in Clark County District Court history has just forced the immediate removal of two well-known jurists who were allegedly doing the bidding of veteran for-hire private guardian Jared E. Shafer and his protégés. In the wake of the court house shake up, the Nevada Legislature on May 23, 2015, voted  to change [- more...]

Nevada: Escape was only option for an old soldier trapped in guardian system

August 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

Posted April 11, 2015 – 7:36pm Clark County’s private guardians may protect — or just steal and abuse By COLTON LOCHHEAD LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL APTOS, Calif. — Guadalupe Olvera sits in his tall green chair, blowing a familiar tune on his harmonica as a baseball game plays on his television. The harmony echoes off the walls of his daughter’s 1960s-era home, filling the air with an enticing melody. Although slowed by age at 95, the World War II veteran regularly attends Veterans [- more...]

White Paper: The Problem with Judges in Guardianship

August 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

Families with captives in involuntary guardianships are often shocked by the behavior of administrative probate judges in contested involuntary guardianships. There is often speculation that these judges are somehow corrupt or crooked. Victims tend not to be able to precisely characterize the inscrutable actions of probate judges which seem to universally favor the opinions of strangers over the concerns of family- a dogma which seems so reprehensible and suspect. As it turns out corruption may [- more...]

Florida: Another roadblock in the reform of guardianship

August 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

Court Clerk Offices Face Layoffs, Furloughs Samantha Joseph, Daily Business Review August 13, 2015 Employees at South Florida state courts are dusting off their resumes as administrators grapple with layoffs, reduced hours and furloughs in the wake of multimillion-dollar budget cuts. Fifty-seven staffers in the Palm Beach clerk’s office are out of work after a round of cuts, 17 got pink slips from the Broward clerk’s office, and more than a dozen more quit in the last two months, [- more...]

Florida: Judge calls for scrutiny of guardianship case

August 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

Sarasota Herald-Tribune By Barbara Peters Smith Published: Friday, August 7, 2015 at 2:43 p.m. SARASOTA – A circuit judge appointed an independent court monitor on Friday to investigate the case of a Siesta Key resident and former art gallery owner who has spent the last two and a half years under the control of a professional guardianship, after attorneys for her daughter argued that the hasty procedure making her a ward of the court was a violation of due process. Facts ABOUT THE SERIES [- more...]

How the Daughter of One of America’s Most Beloved Actors and Others Are Calling for Change

August 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Asbury Park Press Investigations Team ran a shocking four-part series exploring guardianship abuse. “Betrayal of Trust: Stealing From Seniors” features the story of a New Jersey elder law attorney and court-appointed guardian who stole millions of dollars from over 16 wards under her supervision, including seniors in their 80s and 90s. The court-appointed guardian threw some elderly wards into nursing homes and sold the wards’ homes. She even changed their wills to [- more...]

Ohio opinion: Changes made for guardians

August 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Aug 2, 2015 Ohio Times-Reporter James F. Contini II: Changes made for guardians Recently, the Ohio Supreme Court adopted amendments to its rules concerning guardianships. The main reason that these changes occurred is due to an exposé done by the Columbus Dispatch concerning various guardianships and numerous problems and concerns involving those guardianships. That article specifically mentioned that thousands of vulnerable Ohio residents are in guardianships which are designed to protect [- more...]
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