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Guardian Felony Theft in Colorado

June 14, 2017

CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY Denver Guardian Steals 1.3 million Ho Hum..another criminal guardian When will the Judges finally stop this crimewave? KUSA – A Jefferson County jury found Denver attorney Glenn Gregory, 55, guilty of thirteen theft-related counts for bilking his 89-year-old step-grandmother, Martha Villano, out of $1.3 million. The money was taken out of Villano’s trust fund, which was meant to provide for her until her death. Gregory, who was a trustee and hand power of [- more...]

Colorado: Commission on Judicial Performance and your judicial retention votes

September 21, 2016

A thoughtful article from Colorado-based Chris Forsyth, who shares his thoughts on Colorado’s judicial retention elections, and how they are heavily influenced by negligible rates of attorneys effectively disciplined for misconduct and the lack of open records in Colorado’s court cases. Are you really going to defer to 109 lawyers and judges? That’s what the state performance commission wants you to do. Seriously. That’s how many surveys were used to determine the [- more...]

Colorado: Get Your Code On!

November 19, 2015

AAAPG’s friends at F.A.C.E.U.S.org (Families Against Court Embezzlement Unethical Standards) in Colorado have produced a humorous but compelling request to their fellow state residents to support the “Honest Judge Amendment” as it wends its way through the pre-ballot process. To learn more about how you can support the Honest Judge Amendment, please go to FACEUS.org or The Judicial Integrity Project‘s [- more...]

Wall Street Journal: Abuse Plagues System of Legal Guardians for Adults

October 30, 2015

By ARIAN CAMPO-FLORES and ASHBY JONES Oct. 30, 2015 1:18 p.m. ET One day in March 2012, 71-year-old Linda McDowell received a knock at the door of her small Vancouver, Wash., home. Ms. McDowell needed court-appointed help, the visitor told her. It turned out that Ms. McDowell’s former housemate and companion had pushed for a court petition claiming Ms. McDowell was unable to take care of herself. The petition said Ms. McDowell had recently made an unsafe driving maneuver, had been disruptive [- more...]

Colorado’s judicial records policy faces questions, concerns

October 6, 2015

Attorneys, residents and a lawmaker are criticizing the Colorado Supreme Court ’s open records policy, which is designed to replace state open records laws after courts exempted themselves from state transparency requirements. The state Supreme Court held a public hearing Thursday to take input on the transparency rules it formulated and which Chief Justice Nancy Rice implemented on a preliminary basis with a judicial directive. State Rep. Polly Lawrence, R- Douglas County , said it is [- more...]

Colorado: Watchdog.org reports Lawmakers to take on receivership, probate abuse

July 30, 2015

Lawmakers to take on receivership, probate abuse By Arthur Kane | Watchdog.org DENVER — When Diego Conde’s mother died in 2008 she left him a modest $20,000 inheritance to help pay for school and other expenses. But since he wasn’t 18, the court appointed a guardian to oversee the estate. By the time he turned of age, the money was gone and, he said, half went to expenses and compensation for the guardian. “My college bills weren’t being paid on time, I got an eviction notice and [- more...]

Colorado lawmaker pledges probate reform after hearing victim stories

July 30, 2015

July 30, 2015 The Denver Post: A state senator plans to introduce legislation next year that would provide greater protection to families who saw their estates diminished or wiped out by court-appointed fiduciaries. Laura Woods, an Arvada Republican, took statements from about two dozen people who went Wednesday to a hearing about probate reform. A Senate Democrat, Pat Steadman of Denver, joined her and took notes as family members angrily recounted personal stories. The senators got about 50 [- more...]

June 15: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 12, 2015

In 2011, through Resolution 66/127, the United Nations declared June 15th to be World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  This year, on June 15th many organizations around the globe are commemorating this day. United Nations: At United Nations headquarters in NYC there will be a presentation, “Elder abuse vs. violence against older persons: what are the differences and what are the solutions?” Organized by the Group of Friends for Older Persons (GoFOP) In commemoration of the 10th Anniversary [- more...]

Colorado event: Friday June 19, 2015, 10am, Beemis library, Littleton, Colorado

June 12, 2015

Colorado based Coalition of families for elder rights. (CofferGroup.org) and Families Against Court Embezzlement Unethical Standards (FaceUs.org) have joined forces with Florida’s Americans Against Abusive Probate Guardians (AAAPG.net). Florida’s based AAAPG.net’s goal is to form coalitions in every state to make people aware of an industry that exploits the very people and estates that court-ordered personnel are sworn to protect. This results in a human trafficking-type practice [- more...]

Colorado: Arapahoe judge dismisses official who heirs say mishandled estates

May 29, 2015

By David Olinger The Denver Post   The chief District Court judge in Arapahoe County has dismissed a public administrator who had been accused by four families of mishandling their estates with her business partner. The order from Judge William Sylvester, dated Thursday, discharged Tamra Palmer “effective immediately” without explaining why. But it came after two previous orders from the judge concerning her business relationship with another lawyer and a story in The Denver [- more...]
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