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Articles by Sam Sugar, MD

A Preview of Dr. Sugar’s next book–Equity Killing America

October 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

  INTRODUCTION Justice John Molloy who served on the Arizona Superior Court bench in his book  THE FRATERNITY, LAWYERS AND JUDGES IN COLLUSION writes: “The once honorable profession of law now fully functions as a bottom-line business, driven by greed and the pursuit of power and wealth, even shaping the laws of the United States outside the elected Congress and state legislatures.”   At the center of fervent complaints about equity abuses sits the legal fraternity—lawyers and [- more...]

Florida Guardian Performance Bond Scam

September 14, 2018 // 3 Comments

VIEWPOINT September 13, 2018 Another way Unsupervised Probate Courts Shortchange Families   The Palm Beach Post has taken a leadership position in exposing the serious systemic problems in probate guardianships in Palm Beach County courts. While the focus has been on the ongoing investigations of the alleged multiple abuses of one particular Guardian, Betsy Savitt, and her husband former judge Martin Colin, their alleged longstanding exploitation of the system is hardly unique, is widely [- more...]

Another Celebrity about to be Guardianized

August 29, 2018 // 1 Comment

Comedian Tim Conway suffering from dementia; family feuds in court over care Tim Conway, who made viewers and castmates on “The Carol Burnett Show” weep with laughter over his deadpan comic style, is suffering from dementia at age 84 and is “almost entirely unresponsive,” according to legal documents filed Friday in Los Angeles by his daughter, according to Roger Neal, Conway’s publicist. People and The Blast were first to obtain the documents, which show that [- more...]

An analysis of Buzz Aldrin’s guardianship

August 17, 2018 // 4 Comments

  Lessons From Buzz Aldrin Guardianship: Twin Filings Put Focus on Abuse In his Elder Law column, Daniel G. Fish writes: Buzz Aldrin was the second person to set foot on the moon’s surface and only 12 people have set foot there. But now he is one of an estimated one and a half million adults who are the subject of guardianship proceedings in the United States. By Daniel G. Fish | August 16, 2018 at 11:51 AM Buzz Aldrin on the Moon Buzz Aldrin was the second person to set foot on the [- more...]

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...]
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