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Articles by Sam Sugar, MD

The Playbook –revealed

April 30, 2017

Professional Guardianship Abuse Playbook Adapted/modified from multiple sources and real cases “Guardianship is about money and only about money”—a direct quote from the Florida Court Examiner Training Manual Video   The following is the playbook court insiders and private guardians use to abuse wards and families and steal funds from the seniors the Probate court appoints them to protect. It is based on real life experiences and testimony of many hundreds of victims in Florida and [- more...]

Defund Probate, don’t defend it!

April 25, 2017

DEFUND FLORIDA PROBATE COURT The Palm Beach Post has done a wonderful job of exposing fatal flaws in Probate court in Palm Beach County that are reflective of identical crises throughout the State. Given the countless complaints and news stories  about abusive probate guardianships in the State of Florida, there should remain no doubt whatsoever that this court-based process originally designed to protect innocent vulnerable has devolved, in a surprisingly high percentage of cases, into a [- more...]

Communication with New Mexico Chief Justice Daniels

March 23, 2017

March 23, 2017 Most Honorable Chief Justice Daniels Please accept my sincere thanks for taking a moment to read this e-mail. I am the founder of the national organization Americans Against Abusive Probate Guardianship http://www.aaapg.net. Recently, New Mexico victims created the independent affiliate chapter www.aaapg.net/NM. It is my understanding that you graciously attended a town hall meeting last evening in which my esteemed colleague Kelley Smoot Garrett presented the [- 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...]

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...]

Perspective

January 19, 2017

Lessons learned As I reflect on the experiences of the last several years as an advocate for victims of guardianship abuse, it is fair to say that I have gained a certain perspective on the breadth and depth of the guardianship crisis in the United States. Perhaps the most important one is that it is a crisis of major proportions affecting large numbers of families in essentially every state. Despite the enormity of the abuse, the nature of the crisis is essentially unknown to the vast majority [- more...]

2016-17 Guardianship Abuse Survey Results

January 10, 2017

The initial results of our latest guardianship abuse survey are available at https://1drv.ms/p/s!AkhleSCTwahdl0ULzxo4_iQs4xqz The results of this survey can be a valuable educational tool for advocates educating others on the perils of this national crisis. if you have not yet taken the survey and wish to do so now please go to http://www.icontact-archive.com/GRXUtzWNofOJzXuFa4ivEZ_RvMbkcPLZ?w=2 please forward any comments or questions to drsam@aaapg.net     AAAPG Shield [- more...]

Preliminary AAAPG 2016 Survey Results

December 23, 2016

Selected Early 2016 Survey Results These comments are from victims who answered the question:   Is there anything you could have done to prevent a guardianship? No, I did everything I could to get my father back. move out of this country No, I never heard of such a thing. Left the state before the so-called medical evaluation. No, I was advised by an attorney to apply for guardianship. Yes….would’ve let my mother and convicted felon boyfriend suit me in civil court No no. We [- more...]

Welcome Rick Black

December 18, 2016

Since its founding four years ago our organization is been committed to the principles of educate, advocate and legislate with the end goal of reforming or eliminating abusive guardianships throughout the United States. We have grown to a membership approaching 500 families. We have been quoted in major media repeatedly over the last several years. Our cause is no longer a secret and we have advocates around the country. To take the next step in our evolution, I am thrilled to introduce [- more...]
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