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New Mexico: Sierra County Probate Judge Pam Smith Forced to Resign

October 13, 2017

KOB.com Web Staff  October 12, 2017 06:57 PM TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. — A probate judge in southern New Mexico has been forced to resign in the face of some serious criminal charges.  According to documents from the Judicial Standards Commission, Sierra County Probate Judge Pam Smith will never be a judge in New Mexico again.  Documents show she’s accused of using her position to allow her and her husband to take possession of a dead man’s estate. The documents claim the [- more...]

NPR Webinar: WNYC, The Leonard Lopate Show-How Strangers Can Take Away the Rights of the Elderly

October 12, 2017

Leonard Lopate’s 25 minute interview on the history of guardianship and probate exploitation in Clark County Nevada (Las Vegas) as sponsored by judges for 30 years.  Writer Rachel Aviv,  and Terry Williams who was featured in the October 9, 2017 issue of The New Yorker for her research as a result of the fraudulent takeover of her father’s estate, discuss the history of guardianship in Clark County and the exploitive actions of public guardian turned private guardian Jared Shafer [- more...]

Princeton Community Television: Beyond My Crisis

September 25, 2017

Two part interview aired in July and August 2017 on Princeton Community Television with hosts Vivian Gaspar and Ron Rossnick of Beyond My Crisis with national guardianship abuse prosecution advocates Juliette Fairley and Rick Black on the risks of adult guardianships and how to best protect you and your loved ones from involuntary guardianships. Beyond My Crisis-Part I Beyond My Crisis-Part [- more...]

AAAPG week of Protest

September 24, 2017

Our week of Protest Against Probate Abuse and Exploitation starts on September 26, 2017 in Palm Beach County Florida.  Program Number 1 AAAPG’s The Truth About Adult Guardianship of the Elderly  Americans Against Abusive Probate Guardianship (AAAPG) will host an informative public educational seminar on Tuesday September 26, 2017 to discuss what every American needs to know about senior guardian proceedings, followed by a Town Hall Meeting in which Palm Beach Officials will respond to [- more...]

Michigan: Attorney General and Federal Authorities Investigating Probate Court Practices

September 11, 2017

Investigative reporter Heather Catallo of ABC News affiliate WXYZ in Detroit has been exposing corrupt practices across Michigan’s probate court system commonly used to financially exploit vulnerable citizens before and after death.  AAAPG is assisting Michigan victims to navigate the complex process of gaining investigations of fraudulent involuntary adult guardianships and appreciate the coverage by WXYZ.  The recent raid of the offices of Detroit real estate brokerage Probate Asset [- more...]

Department of Justice Webinar: Financial Exploitation in the Context of Guardianships and Other Legal Arrangements

September 10, 2017

Hosted by Julie Childs, J.D., Elder Justice Initiative, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC and Brenda Uekert, PhD, Director, Center for Elders and the Courts, National Center for State Courts and is a refreshing discussion on the risks of guardianship as Brenda provides valuable guidance to guard against being drawn into the nation’s probate court system.  Nearly 200 people attended this webinar which lasts about an hour.  Sadly, no effective redress options were offered when [- more...]

Las Vegas: Attorney Rob Graham Pleads Guilty to Stealing over $16 million from Client Estate Funds

September 8, 2017

By Jeff German and David Ferrara Updated September 7, 2017 – 5:13 pm Longtime estate attorney Robert Graham admitted in District Court Thursday to stealing more than $16 million from clients, many of whom relied financially on trust funds he oversaw. Graham, 52, who is in custody at the Clark County Detention Center on $5 million bail, pleaded guilty before District Judge Kerry Earley to two felony counts of theft and three counts of exploitation of an older/vulnerable person. He faces a [- more...]

ABA position on Guardianship and ADM–A Reality Check

August 25, 2017

To better understand the cognitive dissonance between real life guardianship experience and the high minded language used by the legal thought leaders in the USA, it is helpful to read the following from the American Bar Association in 2017 where they resolve to replace guardianship (ostensibly a “last resort”) with Assisted Decision Making: 2017_am_113.authcheckdam (1) The number ADM cases in America is negligible. The duality between what victims have experienced at the hands of [- more...]

Court Predators caught red handed trying to steal another house in Michigan Probate

June 18, 2017

Another Probate Scandal in Macomb County, Michigan And they will get off with not even a slap on the wrist!! Can you say “CORRUPT”? (WXYZ) – The 7 Investigators have been exposing a disturbing pattern of some public officials and real estate brokers taking over estates after someone dies, leaving the rightful heirs with very little. Macomb County Probate Public Administrator resigns after investigation Are probate claims being used to take Michigan homes from rightful heirs? [- 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...]