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Nevada Responds to Ward Abuse

December 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

Finally, there will be some oversight in Guardianship to address the rampant abuse of Ward abusers in Nevada. Ch 13 update from Darcy Spears Nevada A major lack of oversight in Clark County courts has torn families apart and victimized the vulnerable people it was supposed to protect. That’s what Darcy Spears found in her year-long Contact 13 Investigation of the guardianship system. Now many changes are underway to fix the problems. Clark County District Court is adding staff to better [- more...]

Nevada Supreme Court Crackdown on Guardians

November 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Nevada’s top justice wants to form a permanent Supreme Court committee that would monitor and analyze the state’s troubled guardianship system. Chief Justice James Hardesty made the recommendation during Monday’s meeting of the state’s commission analyzing the administration of guardianships. “This is a very complex matter that has a lot of moving parts,” Hardesty told the Review-Journal after the meeting. “We’re talking about making some [- more...]

Nevada: Professional Guardianship Licensing Will Miss Deadline

November 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

RENO, NV – Private guardianships will soon be coming under the scrutiny of the state. Private guardians are court-appointed, and occur when a person–typically elderly–can no longer take care of their affairs. However, over the last couple years, courts in Clark County and in Washoe County, have witnessed abuses by some private guardians. Lawmakers passed a bill signed by the governor that will force these private guardians to get licensed by the state. Professional private [- more...]

Nevada: Clark County district attorney creates new elder abuse unit

November 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Colton Lochhead Las Vegas Review-Journal The Clark County district attorney’s office on Wednesday announced the creation of a new elder abuse unit to prosecute crimes against the aged and vulnerable. Cases involving physical or mental abuse, neglect, isolation and financial exploitation will now be prosecuted by two specialized deputy district attorneys. Those cases had previously been handled by the office’s general prosecutions teams. “The protection of our seniors from [- more...]

Nevada: Elyse Tyrell, Jared Shafer’s lawyer, facing State Bar of Nevada complaint from family of exploited elder

August 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

INSIDE VEGAS by Steve Miller  AmercianMafia.com  August 24, 2015 LAS VEGAS – I had no intention of bringing anyone to tears. A dozen people, including myself (Las Vegas Review-Journal photo of the back of my head), testified on Monday, August 17 before the Nevada Supreme Court Guardianship Commission empowered to investigate hundreds of cases of elder exploitation. To the dismay of at least two Commissioners, the hearing was covered by national media. The witnesses told of more than [- more...]

Nevada: KOLO-8 ABC News – Elder Exploitation Lessons Learned

August 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Updated: Mon 12:41 PM, Aug 17, 2015 RENO, NV – We’ve all heard about elder abuse, but what about elder exploitation? That’s where a family member, acquaintance, or professional takes advantage of a senior’s finances. It’s becoming a big problem as our senior population grows. Sometime such crimes can even happen under the most controlled environments—under the watchful eye of the courts. By all accounts Angela Dottei was a responsible person. A former employee with Washoe county [- more...]

Nevada: Escape was only option for an old soldier trapped in guardian system

August 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

Posted April 11, 2015 – 7:36pm Clark County’s private guardians may protect — or just steal and abuse By COLTON LOCHHEAD LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL APTOS, Calif. — Guadalupe Olvera sits in his tall green chair, blowing a familiar tune on his harmonica as a baseball game plays on his television. The harmony echoes off the walls of his daughter’s 1960s-era home, filling the air with an enticing melody. Although slowed by age at 95, the World War II veteran regularly attends Veterans [- more...]

Nevada: KTNV’s Darcy Spears frees couple from Clark County’s guardianship system

July 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Darcy Spears. CREATED Jun 12, 2015 Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) — Free at last. That’s the case for one family after a two-year battle to get out of Clark County’s guardianship system. It’s the latest in a lengthy Contact 13 investigation that’s given families a voice in a system where they say they were silenced. Hugs and tears outside Family Court after a guardianship hearing that paved the way for Julie Belshe to take the last steps in bringing her torn apart family [- more...]

Nevada: Clark County Family Court frees five wards from adult guardianship

July 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

From Nevada resident and Guardian-Watcher Richard Black, AAAPG has received more good news concerning the release of 5 wards from Clark County’s adult guardianship program.  The wards owe their freedom to a burgeoning official investigation into the decades-long abuse of the Clark County Family Court adult guardianship program by Clark County Commissioner Jon Norheim, over seen by Judge Charles Hoskins. But as Richard Black point out, there is still much work to be done: To Victim [- more...]

Nevada: Las Vegas Guardianship Abuse and Judicial Reform Local Media Publications:

July 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

2015 Las Vegas Guardianship Abuse and Judicial Reform Local Media Publications: JUNE KTNV ABC News – Newly Formed Guardianship Commission Members Announced  6/26/15 LasVegasReviewJournal Panel Appointed Improve Clark County Troubled Guardianship System  6/26/15 KTNV ABC News – Guardianship Judge Allows Daughter into Dads Life  6/25/15 KTNV ABC News – Guardianship Hearing Master Continues to Rule  6/17/15 KTNV ABC News – Family Free at Last From Guardianship  6/12/15 [- more...]
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