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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...]

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...]

Nevada: Attorney indicted on theft and exploitation of the elderly charges

January 5, 2017

CLARK COUNTY (KTNV) – A Grand Jury secured an indictment against attorney Robert Graham on Tuesday. He faces three counts of theft and three counts of exploitation of an older/vulnerable person. Two counts of destroying evidence were also included in the indictment. RELATED: Local attorney abandons clients, according to Nevada State Bar Graham faces 1-10 years for each theft charge, 2-20 years for each exploitation charge, and up to 364 days in jail for destroying evidence. The District [- more...]

Roadblocks to Guardianship Abuses–they do not work

December 9, 2016

Destroying Roadblocks to Guardianship Abuse The guardianship laws in every state (guardianship systems are entirely created by state, not federal law) have been designed, at least on paper, to prevent unnecessary guardianships and abuse by the guardianship industry. The high-minded motivation behind these laws is to protect people from the government intruding in their private lives. If that’s the case, why are there so many emergency and involuntary plenary guardianships and so very many [- more...]

How the Courts Subvert Justice–Texas Style

September 24, 2016

This brief tells the story of how reporter Juliette Fairley and her family were denied justice in a Texas probate court Appellant’s Brief Fairley File Stamped May 6, 2016 You can track the progress of Juliette Fairley’s appeal by following the case docket for Texas’ 4th Court of  Appeals, Case No.: 04-16-00096-CV Update: As of August 30 2016, the 4th Court of Appeals denied Appellant Juliette Fairley’s request for Oral Arguments, stating: …has determined that oral [- more...]

The racket destroys another innocent life in Florida

August 21, 2016

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20160820/NEWS/160819591?Title=Courtroom-trauma-Amicable-divorce-turned-to-guardianship-nightmare&tc=ar Our friends and colleagues Bille Eppley and Jan Vergara rescue another innocent victim of the out of control, cruel, criminal clutches of the guardianship mafia in Florida. The story is not unique or even unusual except the it was initiated by an amicable divorce. Wake up America. There is a good chance it could happen to you too.   [- more...]

Florida: Jan 21, 2016 Palm Beach Post Front page – Judge launches guardian probe

January 21, 2016

One in a series of articles from Florida’s Palm Beach Post, written by John Pacenti, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer, and produced by Kristyn Wellesley and Gurman Bhatia Judge, wife benefit from frail seniors’ money, Part 1. Judge’s history of debt: Foreclosures, IRS liens, Part 2. Judge appears to routinely violate Florida Judicial Code of Conduct , Part 3. Attorney – ‘Courts have allowed this culture’, Part 4. Chief judges presided over guardian’s divorce while judges take [- more...]

Chief Judge Reacts to Expose by AAAPG and Palm Beach Post

January 21, 2016

By John Pacenti – Palm Beach Post Staff Writer The chief judge for Palm Beach County said Wednesday that he is investigating what needs to be done to address concerns brought forth by The Palm Beach Post’s stories on Circuit Judge Martin Colin’s role in adult guardianship. Circuit Judge Jeffrey Colbath said in an email to The Post that he is in fact-finding mode and “is preparing to make appropriate changes to address concerns.” Professional guardian Elizabeth Savitt, married to [- more...]
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