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DOJ looking into guardianship abuse

July 27, 2017

AAAPG is assisting the United states Department of Justice to identify cases of Guardianship abuse for the DOJ to look into for further evaluation. IF your case meets one of these two criteria: Living Victims (only) who are or have been INVOLUNTARILY placed, or kept, in a professional, public or private, guardianship, especially when advance directives have been ignored or when state law designates a family member or friend to serve, and/or Victims, living or deceased, have been removed from [- more...]

New Mexico: Employee blows whistle on guardian embezzlement case

July 21, 2017

For more than a decade, one of the state’s largest guardianship firms was routinely appointed by the courts to protect clients whose disabilities left them unable to handle their money or pay their bills. Behind the scenes, federal officials say, Susan Harris and Sharon Moore were allegedly running up the company credit card of Ayudando Guardians to the tune of $4 million by living the life of luxury and paying the American Express bills with client trust money. Then last June, according [- more...]

Sunday April 9, 2017: Are guardianship programs more hurtful than helpful?

April 7, 2017

From Sharyl Attkisson’s Sunday program Full Measure, “Are guardianship programs more hurtful than helpful?“ Full Measure is a weekly Sunday news program focusing on investigative, original and accountability reporting. The host is Sharyl Attkisson, five-time Emmy Award winner and recipient of the Edward R. Murrow award for investigative reporting. She is backed by a team of award winning journalists. April 9, 2017: Click here to view the complete Sharyl Attkisson’s [- more...]

AAAPG letter to National Center on Elder Abuse seeking their support on US Senate Bill 178

March 17, 2017

March 1, 2017 National Center on Elder Abuse c/o University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine and Geriatrics 1000 South Fremont Avenue, Unit 22, Building A-6 Alhambra, CA 91803 I applaud the story of guardian Ann Gugger you recently published on the National Center on Elder Abuse website. Sadly this story, and most like it, defines the exceptions in guardianship and in a public forum only serves to disarm the uninformed seeking to educate themselves [- more...]

California and the Nat’l Center on Elder Abuse

March 3, 2017

The following are emails exchanged between AAAPG and the National Center on Elder Abuse about predatory guardianships. From: Richard Black Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2017 6:37 AM To: National Center on Elder Abuse Cc: Kathy Greenlee; Dr Sam Sugar; Spectrum Institute; Laura Mosqueda MD; Dr. Debra Whitman Subject: Guardian Stories for Guardians by the National Center on Elder Abuse I applaud the story of guardian Ann Gugger you recently published on the National Center on Elder Abuse website. [- more...]

Federal: SB 178 clears the US Senate Judiciary Committee

February 9, 2017

National Elder Protective Advocates, I am working to confirm that the Senate Judiciary Committee passed the Elder Abuse Protection and Prosecution Act through committee this morning, Thursday, Feb 9, 2017. I am also getting word that Senate Bill 178, Court-Appointed Guardian Accountability and Senior Protection Act, was combined and re-numbered SB 182. Of note was that Senator John Cornyn of Texas and Senator Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada co-sponsored SB182 with Senator Amy Klobuchar of [- more...]

Call to action: Please call your Federal Congressmen in support of SB 178

January 30, 2017

The Leadership Council of Aging Organizations has designated Tuesday (January 31) and Wednesday (February 1) as call your Senators and Representatives days.  Here is the information from the American Society on Aging: The Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO) is organizing call-in days next Tuesday and Wednesday, January 31 and February 1. This is an opportunity for you to contact your Senators and Representatives to let them know of your concerns about preserving these major [- more...]

Federal: U.S. Senate Bill 178, the Elder Abuse and Exploitation Prevention and Prosecution Act

January 26, 2017

U.S. Senate Bill 178, the Elder Abuse and Exploitation Prevention and Prosecution Act, was introduced by Senator Chuck Grassley on inauguration day, January 20, 2017. Although the text has not been released this appears to be the reintroduction of Senate Bill 3270 from the 114th Congress. The introduction is consistent with Grassley’s 114-230 report building a budget for the bill. Grassley estimates budgetary needs of $8-9 million a year to implement the program. Based on the $10 billion a [- more...]

Reason for a little optimism

August 3, 2016

The burgeoning scope of the guardianship abuse racket is evident in the number of calls that come in on a regular basis to AAAPG daily. The stories are all the same. Family discord leads to court intervention and abuse by guardians and especially lawyers with a wink wink from Judges and soon the estate is plundered, the ward tortured and the family disinherited and ruined. Taking these calls is extremely depressing because there is so little that can be done to help. On these pages we have [- more...]