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New Mexico: Guardianship firm seized by marshals

July 20, 2017

By Colleen Heild / Journal Investigative Reporter Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 11:45pm A Final Four basketball junket. Caribbean cruises and other luxury vacations. Purchases at an Albuquerque RV Center and a Mercedes-Benz dealership. The alleged lavish spending by the co-founders of one of the state’s largest nonprofit guardianship firms was financed out of the accounts of their special needs clients, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. And on Wednesday, a multiagency federal task [- more...]

Nevada: Judge Charles Hoskins & Commissioner Jon Norheim have yet to be held accountable

April 14, 2017

Below is the link to the piece KTNV ABC News ran on Tuesday night on guardian Helen Natko’s felony conviction for theft and exploitation of a vulnerable person. Natko’s conviction further indicts Commissioner Jon Norheim and Judge Charles Hoskin for their longstanding bias to insert guardians to insure the exploitation of the estates of the vulnerable brought before them by their court allies. The criminal court system cut 90% of the evidence out and used only the evidence Terri and I put [- more...]

Florida: Guardianship reform thwarted by Judge’s wife

April 9, 2017

By John Pacenti/Palm Beach Post After years of lobbying state legislators, peppering them with horror stories about incapacitated seniors trapped in court-ordered guardianships, advocates thought they had a solution in hand. Lawmakers passed a bill in the 2016 session that would for the first time give Florida the power to regulate professional guardians appointed by judges to control the finances and the medical care of some of the state’s most vulnerable people. No longer would families [- more...]

New Mexico: What do rapists, pedophiles, thieves, and the court ordered for profit guardian-conservatorship industry have in common?

February 29, 2016

From the comments section on Diane Dimond’s article,  Elder guardianship aims to bilk more than help, in the Feb 27, 2016 issue of the Albuquerque Journal, came the best, most succinct description of Judical and Legal abuses known as court-ordered guardianship, from AAAPG member Andreya “Andie” Skupaka.  Please note that while Andie addresses the problem from a New Mexico point-of-view, her words of warning are applicable to ALL 50 States.  Be aware, beware, or be there!  [- more...]

New Mexico: Elder guardianship aims to bilk more than help

February 29, 2016

This is the latest column from nationally-syndicated columnist Diane Dimond, who was raised in New Mexico, and is shocked to find out what her state has done that amounts to court-ordered predation upon New Mexico’s elderly, sick, and infirm.  From Saturday February 27, 2016, Albuquerque Journal: I wrote about the plight of 94-year-old Betty Winstanley, who resides at the Masonic Village retirement home in Elizabethtown, Pa. She doesn’t want to live there anymore. Now that her husband [- more...]

Chief Judge Reacts to Expose by AAAPG and Palm Beach Post

January 21, 2016

By John Pacenti – Palm Beach Post Staff Writer The chief judge for Palm Beach County said Wednesday that he is investigating what needs to be done to address concerns brought forth by The Palm Beach Post’s stories on Circuit Judge Martin Colin’s role in adult guardianship. Circuit Judge Jeffrey Colbath said in an email to The Post that he is in fact-finding mode and “is preparing to make appropriate changes to address concerns.” Professional guardian Elizabeth Savitt, married to [- more...]

Florida: Jan 17, 2016 Palm Beach Post front page: Former Florida Chief Justice calls for investigation

January 17, 2016

One in a series of articles from Florida’s Palm Beach Post, written by John Pacenti, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer, and produced by Kristyn Wellesley and Gurman Bhatia Guardianship: A Broken Trust, a series from the Palm Beach Post Judge, wife benefit from frail seniors’ money, Part 1. Judge’s history of debt: Foreclosures, IRS liens, Part 2. Judge appears to routinely violate Florida Judicial Code of Conduct , Part 3. Attorney – ‘Courts have allowed this culture’, Part 4. Chief [- more...]

Florida: The Judge & his guardian-wife’s financial picture

January 15, 2016

One in a series of articles from Florida’s Palm Beach Post, written by John Pacenti, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer, and produced by Kristyn Wellesley and Gurman Bhatia Related articles: Read Judge, wife benefit from frail seniors’ money, Part 1, here. Read Judge’s history of debt: Foreclosures, IRS liens, Part 2, here. Read Judge appears to routinely violate Florida Judicial Code of Conduct , Part 3, here. Read Attorney – ‘Courts have allowed this culture’, Part 4, here. Read Chief [- more...]

Florida: The Judge’s wife, a frequent court-appointed guardian

January 14, 2016

 A Note from Dr. Sam Sugar, founder, AAAPG:  This is the tip of the iceberg. The guardians hire the most expensive lawyers with the most intimate knowledge of  every quirk in the law to represent them (at the ward’s expense of course) because without the lawyers having their back, the guardians would not have the “chutzpah” to attempt of this sort of malfeasance–even if your husband is a probate judge and the judge who hands you all your cases is his buddy and your [- more...]

Florida: Chief judge presided over guardian’s divorce while judges take vacations together, Part 5

January 14, 2016

The fifth in a series of articles from Florida’s Palm Beach Post, written by John Pacenti, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer, and produced by Kristyn Wellesley and Gurman Bhatia Read Judge, wife benefit from frail seniors’ money, Part 1, here. Read Judge’s history of debt: Foreclosures, IRS liens, Part 2, here. Read Judge appears to routinely violate Florida Judicial Code of Conduct , Part 3, here. Read Attorney – ‘Courts have allowed this culture’, Part 4, here. Colin [- more...]
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