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From 2016 UN deliberations: Is Elder Guardianship A New Form Of Human Trafficking?

August 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

As the 71st session of the General Assembly of the United Nations begins this week to discuss international issues that affect the lives of millions throughout the world, the United States needs to step up its commitment to safeguard human rights and promote the rule of law in its own backyard — specifically, escalating abuse in the U.S. Elder Guardianship system. It’s legal, but is it right? Imagine you’ve worked hard all of your life and suddenly you are deemed incapacitated and are [- more...]

OPPG’s first major action in FL

July 17, 2018 // 1 Comment

Court-appointed professional guardian Elizabeth “Betsy” Savitt broke state law in cases involving disabled individuals and seniors citizens, often with the help of her husband — then sitting Circuit Court Judge Martin Colin — according to a blistering complaint by the state’s new guardianship office. The complaint is the first of its kind by the Office of Public and Professional Guardians, which was formed in 2016 by the state Legislature in the wave of criticisms about professional [- more...]

New Mexico: Pair plead guilty to fleecing WWII vet of $340,000; receive no jail time

June 24, 2018 // 0 Comments

Problems in the guardianship system in New Mexico continue. I’m referring to the article by Phaedra Haywood (“Pair plead guilty to fleecing WWII vet.” April 27). Obviously; Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer did not believe that 26 criminal counts were serious enough to put the couple in this case in jail. It’s the same twisted logic that allows attorneys and judges in this state to continue to overlook such criminals to hold them accountable. District Attorney Marco Serna stated [- more...]

WARNING: Massive Guardianship Corruption in Oakland County Michigan

May 12, 2018 // 19 Comments

In the last months we have seen a huge spike in reports of Guardianship abuse and corruption in Oakland County Michigan involving not only private guardians but also elected officials, judges and law enforcement personnel. Here is just one such case. http://www.predatoryprobate.com/   There are many other equally horrific cases involving the same and many other officials as well that mimic mafia like organized crime and gang like violence. This is our first ever warning of this type to [- more...]

On Recusing a Judge in Probate

May 4, 2018 // 0 Comments

  We receive lots of desperate phone calls (usually at the last second) asking what can be done about judges who appear to be biased and are about to make rulings of grave consequence to victims and their families. We shed some light on the topic below. Note: This is not legal advice, nor should it be construed as such. Consult a competent attorney for legal advice. Neil Goodman writing in Lawyers.com blog reviews a range of issues regarding judge recusal that we discuss below. Our [- more...]

How you can help us help you

March 19, 2018 // 1 Comment

We receive daily requests from victims and families from around the country for assistance with a wide variety of issues dealing with their guardianship experiences. In order to serve as many as possible we ask that you provide us with the tools to be of maximum assistance. First, fully complete a subscription to our newsletter — including responding to the confirmation email that arrives in your inbox — at https://aaapg.net/phplist/?p=subscribe so that we can better communicate [- more...]

AAAPG developments

February 11, 2018 // 3 Comments

  In recent days there have been developments that our followers should know about. One of the most important functions of our organization is to connect victims in similar geographic areas. Our membership roster has allowed us to do this. We have been successful in bringing groups of victims together in a number of states, particularly Florida, New Mexico, Michigan and several others. In Florida’s Collier County there has been significant activity with regard to one of the most [- more...]

New Legislation Quandries

January 28, 2018 // 3 Comments

People get very excited when they hear that their state legislators may actually be listening to their complaints and trying to do the right thing by the public that elected these civil servants. In guardianship matters, case reports, investigative reports, pressure from advocacy groups, as well as multiple indictments across the country of court insiders have led to a sense of hope and optimism that there is reason to expect that progress is forthcoming in the form of new legislation that [- more...]

Courts as a revenue source, federal money and its strings.

December 21, 2017 // 1 Comment

  Probate/Equity courts across the country are not only creating guardianships in record numbers but abetting the explosion in the number of abusive and exploitative professional guardianships. We estimate that about 14% of adult for profit guardianships are fraudulent and/or abusive accounting for billions of dollars of wealth extraction yearly. But why? Remember: Guardianship is about money—only money. But even a cursory examination of one court funding system provides a ready [- more...]

Make their names secret???

December 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

Our National Justice Crisis For many years I have stated that the abuses we see in probate equity courts across the country are a microcosm of the much larger picture that has recently been uncovered concerning abuse and corruption in government. stunningly, It appears that the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of investigation have become so thoroughly politicized and biased that they are riddled with corruption  that starts at the top. The political elites, and that includes [- more...]
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