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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...]

New Mexico: Employee blows whistle on guardian embezzlement case

July 21, 2017

For more than a decade, one of the state’s largest guardianship firms was routinely appointed by the courts to protect clients whose disabilities left them unable to handle their money or pay their bills. Behind the scenes, federal officials say, Susan Harris and Sharon Moore were allegedly running up the company credit card of Ayudando Guardians to the tune of $4 million by living the life of luxury and paying the American Express bills with client trust money. Then last June, according [- 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...]

Open Letter to Jetta Getty from AAAPG Member T. Lyles

May 10, 2016

This is a public letter written by an AAAPG Member to former President of the Florida State Guardianship Association, Jetta Getty, and to Jason Nelson, Director of the newly-created Office of Public and Private Guaridanship in Florida. This office was created as a result of AAAPG sponsored legislation this year in Florida Senate Bill 232. Mr. Nelson/Ms. Getty: I hope that you can read and digest the comments that I am about to make below because my voice is one of TENS OF THOUSANDS who have [- more...]

Texas Guardianship–same story, different zip code: Families Go to Battle in Probate Court, Only to Leave Without Anything

July 29, 2015

July 28, 2015, Houston Press: Families Go to Battle in Probate Court, Only to Leave Without Anything In October 2007, Willie Jo Mills of Houston suffered a stroke that paralyzed the right side of her body. A widow with two daughters and a son, the 80-year-old woman was prescribed a variety of pain medications, but doctors couldn’t find the right cocktail. Six months later, Mills’s son Larry filed an application with the Harris County Probate Court to become his mom’s legal guardian. [- more...]

SOCIAL SECURITY REPORTS

May 22, 2015

We have a new and important opportunity to work with the Social Security Administration to provide hard evidence of fraud in the diversion of SSA benefits from our loved ones into the pockets of the guardianship predators. This type of Social Security Diversion Fraud is referred to as MISUSE OF BENEFITS BY A REPRESENTATIVE PAYEE here is the link to SSA website HTTP://OIG.SSA.GOV/WHAT-ABUSE-FRAUD-AND-WASTE/MISUSE-BENEFITS-REPRESENTATIVE-PAYEE MISUSE OF BENEFITS BY A REPRESENTATIVE PAYEE [- more...]