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Georgia

How one Ward is now free after 4 years and 2 million dollars squandered

November 17, 2016

Doug Franks said he would never give up trying to free his beloved mother from a horrific guardianship that isolated and impoverished her. Doug was true to his word and with AAAPG at and on his side, he tirelessly traveled from Atlanta to Tallahassee to testify at countless hearings and sessions of the FLorida Legislature. He had to fight off multiple ruthless lawyers, trustees, guardians, stubborn judges, dishonest caregivers and mercenary banks, but in November Doug beat them all and got his [- more...]

Reports from Around the Country on Guardianship

December 2, 2015

Guardianship Abuse is attracting more and more attention in numerous States Here, supplied by Attorney Kendra Cooper, are links to reports from Massachusetts, Maine and Georgia.1. Final Report of the Maine AG’s  Task Force on Financial Exploitation of the Elderly March 11, 2015  ( 16 pages) http://937thewave.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Financial-Crimes-Against-the-Elderly-TF-Final-Report-3-11-2015.pdf2. Massachusetts Special Commission on Elder Protective Services  Report  of [- more...]

Georgia: Ex-Probate Court clerk Kim Birge admits stealing $232,000 in abuse of court position

August 2, 2015

July 31, 2015 SavannahNow.com Ex-Probate Court clerk Kim Birge admits stealing $232,000 in abuse of court position By Jan Skutch Former longtime Chatham County Probate Court Chief Clerk Kim Birge on Friday pleaded guilty to stealing $232,000 from the court as part of a scheme in which the government said she stole more than $750,000 over a three-year period. “I am here today to plead guilty to the offense brought against me,” Birge, 61, told U.S. District Judge William T. Moore Jr. “I [- more...]