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Articles by Sam Sugar, MD

Will Dr. “Buzz” Aldrin be ruled incapacitated?

August 1, 2018 // 5 Comments

  There are currently 49.2 million Americans aged 65 or older, and this number is expected to grow (referred to by many as the “Silver Tsunami”). Of this population, 1.3 to as many as 3 million (or more) individuals are in guardianships. These guardianships affect successive generations and their proper expectations of inheritance so that the total number of people involved in subject to the consequences of guardianship could be as high as 30 million. And as John Oliver pointed out in [- more...]

OPPG’s first major action in FL

July 17, 2018 // 1 Comment

Court-appointed professional guardian Elizabeth “Betsy” Savitt broke state law in cases involving disabled individuals and seniors citizens, often with the help of her husband — then sitting Circuit Court Judge Martin Colin — according to a blistering complaint by the state’s new guardianship office. The complaint is the first of its kind by the Office of Public and Professional Guardians, which was formed in 2016 by the state Legislature in the wave of criticisms about professional [- more...]

And now the FINRA attack on Seniors

July 9, 2018 // 3 Comments

FINRA rules   Predictably as more and more information becomes available detailing financial abuses against seniors by individuals and institutions, institutional responses to the perceived threats have emerged. As expected, the cures are even worse than the problem.   One such response from FINRA has spawned situations in which the abuses even compounded.   Effective February 5, 2018, members of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) have new account obligations for [- more...]

Letter from AAAPG founder to US Senators Susan Collins and Bob Casey, Committee on Aging

June 25, 2018 // 1 Comment

The following is a letter from AAAPG founder Dr Sam Sugar to Senators Susan Collins and Bob Casey, respectively the Chairman and Ranking Member of the US Senate Special Committee on Aging TO: Senator Susan Collins, Chairman        Senator Bob Casey, Ranking Member        US Senate Special Committee on Aging Via e-mail June 24, 2018 Honorable Chairman Collins and ranking member Casey It is my privilege to communicate with you as Founder and President of  our national  501(c)(3) [- more...]

Podcast–Primer on Guardianship

May 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

Please feel  free to share this hour long podcast with others who might not have an adequate understanding of the guardianship system and why it poses such an existential threat to their civil rights and very existence. [- more...]

WARNING: Massive Guardianship Corruption in Oakland County Michigan

May 12, 2018 // 19 Comments

In the last months we have seen a huge spike in reports of Guardianship abuse and corruption in Oakland County Michigan involving not only private guardians but also elected officials, judges and law enforcement personnel. Here is just one such case. http://www.predatoryprobate.com/   There are many other equally horrific cases involving the same and many other officials as well that mimic mafia like organized crime and gang like violence. This is our first ever warning of this type to [- more...]

On Recusing a Judge in Probate

May 4, 2018 // 0 Comments

  We receive lots of desperate phone calls (usually at the last second) asking what can be done about judges who appear to be biased and are about to make rulings of grave consequence to victims and their families. We shed some light on the topic below. Note: This is not legal advice, nor should it be construed as such. Consult a competent attorney for legal advice. Neil Goodman writing in Lawyers.com blog reviews a range of issues regarding judge recusal that we discuss below. Our [- more...]

Announcing Book Release

April 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

  Book Release–“Guardianships and the Elderly-The Perfect Crime” Dear Friends The long awaited release of my book “Guardianships and the Elderly-The Perfect Crime” will be in less than a week. It is the result of over two years of intense research and effort. The book is a comprehensive review of the current state of the Professional Guardianship “system” in America today, revealing the motives, methods and procedures that lead to the [- more...]

How you can help us help you

March 19, 2018 // 1 Comment

We receive daily requests from victims and families from around the country for assistance with a wide variety of issues dealing with their guardianship experiences. In order to serve as many as possible we ask that you provide us with the tools to be of maximum assistance. First, fully complete a subscription to our newsletter — including responding to the confirmation email that arrives in your inbox — at https://aaapg.net/phplist/?p=subscribe so that we can better communicate [- more...]

Some Stats of our Own

March 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

Florida Guardianship analysis 2016   Since there are no valid statistics forthcoming from the State, we decided to produce some from our own research into the Department of Elderly Affairs website http://trialstats.flcourts.org/TrialCourtStats.aspx to the best of our understanding since there are no explanations provided on the site   To test the theory that “One of the biggest risk factors for being placed into a Guardianship is your zip code”. First some overall stats: [- more...]
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