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Nevada: 4 indicted in unprecedented guardianship abuse case, April Parks arrested in Pennsylvania

March 10, 2017

UPDATE MARCH 09: April Parks was arrested by local police in East Goshen Township, PA. The Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department charged Parks with being a fugitive from justice and she was arraigned.  Her bail was set at $500,000 dollars.  Parks was remanded to Chester County Prison pending extradition to Clark County, Nevada. ORIGINAL STORY LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — What started with a Contact 13 investigation has led to hundreds of felony charges against four suspects for the [- more...]

Nevada: Grand jury indicts Nevada guardian on more than 200 charges; arrests of attorney and guardians follow indictment

March 10, 2017

By COLTON LOCHHEAD LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL As a guardian, April Parks was tasked with caring for the elderly and infirm in Southern Nevada. As a guardian, she had full control over those people’s finances, their property and nearly every aspect of their lives. And as a guardian, Parks exploited at least 150 of those vulnerable Nevadans and “systemically bilked them out of their life savings,” law enforcement officials said Wednesday. “The only thing we beat them on, really, is we’re [- more...]

California and the Nat’l Center on Elder Abuse

March 3, 2017

The following are emails exchanged between AAAPG and the National Center on Elder Abuse about predatory guardianships. From: Richard Black Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2017 6:37 AM To: National Center on Elder Abuse Cc: Kathy Greenlee; Dr Sam Sugar; Spectrum Institute; Laura Mosqueda MD; Dr. Debra Whitman Subject: Guardian Stories for Guardians by the National Center on Elder Abuse I applaud the story of guardian Ann Gugger you recently published on the National Center on Elder Abuse website. [- more...]

Beware the Medicaid pooled trust scam

February 21, 2017

One way that predatory guardians and their lawyers make sure their outrageous fees get paid is to avoid paying legitimate medical care costs during the lifetime of their Ward. This scam involves the creation of something called the Medicare pooled trust which in essence allows a person with some assets to receive State Medicaid benefits (at the expense of state taxpayers) even though that person would not actually qualify for Medicaid benefits by virtue of their level of assets being too high. [- more...]

Federal: SB 178 clears the US Senate Judiciary Committee

February 9, 2017

National Elder Protective Advocates, I am working to confirm that the Senate Judiciary Committee passed the Elder Abuse Protection and Prosecution Act through committee this morning, Thursday, Feb 9, 2017. I am also getting word that Senate Bill 178, Court-Appointed Guardian Accountability and Senior Protection Act, was combined and re-numbered SB 182. Of note was that Senator John Cornyn of Texas and Senator Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada co-sponsored SB182 with Senator Amy Klobuchar of [- more...]

Call to action: Please call your Federal Congressmen in support of SB 178

January 30, 2017

The Leadership Council of Aging Organizations has designated Tuesday (January 31) and Wednesday (February 1) as call your Senators and Representatives days.  Here is the information from the American Society on Aging: The Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO) is organizing call-in days next Tuesday and Wednesday, January 31 and February 1. This is an opportunity for you to contact your Senators and Representatives to let them know of your concerns about preserving these major [- more...]

Federal: U.S. Senate Bill 178, the Elder Abuse and Exploitation Prevention and Prosecution Act

January 26, 2017

U.S. Senate Bill 178, the Elder Abuse and Exploitation Prevention and Prosecution Act, was introduced by Senator Chuck Grassley on inauguration day, January 20, 2017. Although the text has not been released this appears to be the reintroduction of Senate Bill 3270 from the 114th Congress. The introduction is consistent with Grassley’s 114-230 report building a budget for the bill. Grassley estimates budgetary needs of $8-9 million a year to implement the program. Based on the $10 billion a [- more...]

Our Social Compact with America–FAILED

January 26, 2017

Our Social Compact with America–FAILED Every American citizen lives with the implicit understanding that there exists a promise from our elected Government to abide by the ideals and covenants memorialized in our founding documents and refined by the statutes and rules under which we all live and executed by duly elected officials who swear to protect the Constitution and laws. To enjoy the benefits of government, we voluntarily give up certain liberties and freedoms trusting that our [- more...]
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