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New Mexico: Guardianship Commission reveals changes to be proposed

September 23, 2017

From the Albuquerque Journal By Colleen Heild / Journal Investigative Reporter Friday, September 22nd, 2017 at 11:45pm A special commission on Friday unveiled a slate of ambitious proposals to strengthen oversight of the state’s ailing guardian and conservator system, which oversees finances and other major decisions for many of New Mexico’s most vulnerable citizens. The Supreme Court-appointed commission’s recommendations include hiring special court employees to hear grievances and [- more...]

New Mexico: Court scrambles to replace Ayudando guardians

July 31, 2017

By Colleen Heild / Journal Investigative Reporter State district judges in Albuquerque have identified 176 people, many of them indigent and all of them incapacitated in some way, who relied on Ayudando Guardians for help with everything from living arrangements to ensuring their funds, however meager, were safe. Chief District Judge Nan Nash and Chief Civil Division Judge Shannon Bacon in Bernalillo County said in an interview Friday that the courts are faced with having to quickly find [- more...]

New Mexico: Who guards the guardians? Ayudando was a family affair

July 31, 2017

By Colleen Heild / Journal Investigative Reporter Ayudando Guardians Inc. opened its doors with two nurses and a medical records expert in 2004. It was formed, according to its website, “due to the enormous need for guardians and conservators in the State of New Mexico.” The nonprofit Albuquerque-based guardian and conservator firm – now accused along with its principal owners of looting millions of dollars from client accounts – grew over the years. And, the company increasingly [- more...]

Q and A with Dr. Sam Sugar

June 26, 2017

Q&A with Dr. Sam Sugar June 26, 2017 Q&A with Dr. Sam Sugar June 26, 2017 What is the current status of the guardianship crisis in the United States? Sad to say, the more we look the more exploitation and corruption we find. In nearly every state there is a well-oiled, unfettered and unchallengeable system in place that routinely utilizes existing laws designed to protect vulnerable people in our society to instead exploit and abuse them. This court based system puts older Americans [- more...]

Pinellas County Abuser Arrested FINALLY

June 23, 2017

Gutierrez Arrested in Pinellas AAAPG is proud to announce that a predatory guardian has been arrested for just two of his many crimes against the defenseless elderly in Pinellas County. AAAPG described the scam that was being used against elderly nursing home residents to become their personal representative and proceed to bleed them of every penny of their meager monthly payments from the state or Social Security while leaving them to rot in misery.The Pinellas Scam The arrestee, Fernando [- more...]

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...]

Florida: Guardian won’t dole out inheritance unless objection is withdrawn

May 13, 2017

From the Palm Beach Post, by John Pacenti: Professional guardian Elizabeth Savitt has threatened to withhold the last of a family’s inheritance unless an objection to her conduct filed in court is withdrawn. She also said she would decrease the remainder of the inheritance — about $200,000 — if she has to fight the objection in court. Savitt was the court-appointed guardian for Albert Vassallo Sr., who died in November. She has distributed about $400,000 of the inheritance to six [- more...]