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U.S. Department of Justice looking into Guardianship Abuse

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The moment a judge signs the order for an involuntary guardianship they have designated your loved one “disabled”.  These individuals are protected by the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1993 and the Olmstead Act provision enacted in 1999 to protect those unlawfully institutionalized and isolated.  Most adult guardianship adjudicating courts completely ignore these obligations.  These violations provide federal authorities the opportunity to step in and demand protections in the best interests and expressed interests of the alleged incapacitated person.

We started this campaign in August 2017 and want as many complaints as possible filed with the Department of Justice/ADA in 4Q2017.  AAAPG is working directly with DOJ personnel to insure follow-up on these complaints.

If you or a loved one’s case meets one of these two criterion please file a complaint by clicking the following link:  Dept of Justice/ADA Complaints

  1. Living victims who are or have been INVOLUNTARILY CONSCRIPTED, or kept, in an adult guardianship, especially when advance directives were denied or state law designates a family member or friend to serve.
  2. Living or deceased victims who have been removed from their residences and INVOLUNTARILY INSTITUTIONALIZED and isolated from legitimate family or friends by the guardian. (Olmstead Act Violations)

If any questions, feel free to contact Rick Black ASAP by phone: (855) 913 5337 x104 or by email:  rick@aaapg.net

12 Comments on U.S. Department of Justice looking into Guardianship Abuse

  1. Lawyers in my mother’s probate case are threatening to put my sister in jail for making improvements to the home and making contributions directly into her account. GOE, GAL, judge and the lawyer and firm all working together to separate my mother’s support system in order to put her in a nursing home. Communications to the law firm’s senior partner are being ignored. I have written several letters over the years to the presiding judges and Chief judge just to be ignored for months with NO help to look into the illegal and malfeasance proceedings taking place in the court room. My case is just like the ones I’ve read about in New Mexico and Nevada, where it’s all about money and nothing else! This is happening in the Cook County Circuit Court which is currently under investigation due to a number of pay-to-play activities.

    • A.J., Cook County is a hotspot and we have many other victim family members there that are speaking out. Please contact me and we can put you in touch. In numbers we have at least a fighting chance of exposing the issue and gaining much needed reforms. S178 passing is a start but we have much activism yet to do.

  2. My husband and I have been through pure hell I was durable power of attorney Morgan County Missouri went behind our back to court said he didn’t have one which I was. They stuck my husband in a nursing home said he was incompetent which he has letters from doctors saying otherwise. The county made me homeless causing everything we owned to be stolen after 40 years of me working.the county owned nursing home set about to pad the bill stealing all the money we had or would ever have. Guardian along with county lawyers cashed in a 100000 dollar annuity for 60000. Wasn’t due till 2018 cashed in also 750 dollar a month payments for the rest of his life for undisclosed amount. Put me in jail crooked judge said he was gonna teach me a lesson which I spent 6 months in county owned jail. After getting out set about to free my husband and he was released 7 24 2017 after 3 years 10 months under guardianship which he is still under just a friend of mine. Original guardian sold or stole everything we owned. We want and need help. I have all proof.

  3. You can google me at health impact news Helen Taylor to read our story. My phone number is 573 569 3409

  4. This is not a new scam but a new twist. Probate judges pushing cases on to lawyers that lay in wait to take over a humans justifying it by saying they are housed and fed I must be paid for it. Judges overburdened in the courts throw their hands up and in the give carte blanch to unscrupulous lawyers and their help. I fear this new human trafficking game will only get worse with baby boomers enter retirement and 401k accounts look mighty inviting to some. How can this be In America. Why does complaints of kidnapped parents fall on deaf ears? Why are false accusations magnified by a “court officer” and blindly believed while all wards of the court are handled like livestock and not beloved parents. My father is in heaven now, free from being beaten in a nursing home, free from fear and longing for his chair to watch the evening news, free form crying to be taken home to his children. Free from the grasp of a do nothing probate judge and finally free from a lying dishonest court appointed lawyer and executor that allowed our child hood home to be foreclosed on and had all our childhood memories thrown in a 22 yard dumpster. Thank you Thomas B Fraser and Judge O’Brian. My Daddy is at rest and your being investigated I pray you rot in jail. I’m not signing my name as i know i’m just one of many according to wxyz Detroit news show tonight.

    • Cordon Angel, hang in there and continue to have courage. All the victims past and present must speak out with Ms. Catallo to insure future victims are protected. Until Fraser and O’Brien are sanctioned, disbarred, or prosecuted nothing will change and the growth of victims will continue.

  5. Trying to make people look incompetent is something that is happening now as a form of revenge and retaliation, for profit. Members of law enforcement are looking the other way when a single person, usually a woman living alone, is being harassed and terrorized by someone who want their property. When the woman goes to law enforcement for help, she is labeled “mentally ill” and then placed on a list under H.R. 4919 and monitored in the community. The woman never receives any assistance and is further marginalized, blacklisted and slandered in the community, causing isolation out of fear of further harassment and terrorizing. This only makes the person look more incompetent when she is only more fearful because the very people sworn to protect and serve her against the criminals harassing and terrorizing her will do nothing to assist – as can be read in many cases. This is a for-profit program. This is happening to me. I didn’t understand the purpose until I was brought to this website and these heinous crimes. I knew it was something to do with wanting what I have.

  6. H. R. 4919
    IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
    December 8, 2016

    Received
    AN ACT

    To amend the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, to reauthorize the Missing Alzheimer’s Disease Patient Alert Program, and to promote initiatives that will reduce the risk of injury and death relating to the wandering characteristics of some children with autism.
    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

    SECTION 1. Short title.

    This Act may be cited as the “Kevin and Avonte’s Law of 2016”.
    TITLE I—Missing Alzheimer’s Disease Patient Alert Program reauthorization

    SEC. 101. Short title.

    This title may be cited as the “Missing Americans Alert Program Act of 2016”.

    SEC. 102. Reauthorization of the missing Alzheimer’s Disease Patient Alert Program.

    (a) Amendments.—Section 240001 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 14181) is amended—

    (1) in the section header, by striking “Alzheimer’s disease patient” and inserting “Americans”; and

    (2) by striking subsection (a) and inserting the following:

    “(a) Grant program To reduce injury and death of missing Americans with dementia and developmental disabilities.—Subject to the availability of appropriations to carry out this section, the Attorney General, through the Bureau of Justice Assistance and in consultation with the Secretary of Health and Human Services—

    “(1) shall award competitive grants to health care agencies, State and local law enforcement agencies, or public safety agencies and nonprofit organizations to assist such entities in planning, designing, establishing, or operating locally based, proactive programs to prevent wandering and locate missing individuals with forms of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, or developmental disabilities, such as autism, who, due to their condition, wander from safe environments, including programs that—

    “(A) provide prevention and response information, including online training resources, and referrals to families or guardians of such individuals who, due to their condition, wander from a safe environment;

    “(B) provide education and training, including online training resources, to first responders, school personnel, clinicians, and the public in order to—

    “(i) increase the safety and reduce the incidence of wandering of persons, who, due to their dementia or developmental disabilities, may wander from safe environments;

    “(ii) facilitate the rescue and recovery of individuals who, due to their dementia or developmental disabilities, wander from safe environments; and

    “(iii) recognize and respond to and appropriately interact with endangered missing individuals with dementia or developmental disabilities who, due to their condition, wander from safe environments;

    “(C) provide prevention and response training and emergency protocols for school administrators, staff, and families or guardians of individuals with dementia, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, or developmental disabilities, such as autism, to help reduce the risk of wandering by such individuals; and

    “(D) develop, operate, or enhance a notification or communications systems for alerts, advisories, or dissemination of other information for the recovery of missing individuals with forms of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, or with developmental disabilities, such as autism; and

    “(2) shall award grants to health care agencies, State and local law enforcement agencies, or public safety agencies to assist such agencies in designing, establishing, and operating locative tracking technology programs for individuals with forms of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, or children with developmental disabilities, such as autism, who have wandered from safe environments.”;

    (3) in subsection (b)—

    (A) by inserting “competitive” after “to receive a”;

    (B) by inserting “agency or” before “organization” each place it appears; and

    (C) by adding at the end the following: “The Attorney General shall periodically solicit applications for grants under this section by publishing a request for applications in the Federal Register and by posting such a request on the website of the Department of Justice.”; and

    (4) by striking subsections (c) and (d) and inserting the following:

    “(c) Preference.—In awarding grants under subsection (a)(1), the Attorney General shall give preference to law enforcement or public safety agencies that partner with nonprofit organizations that appropriately use person-centered plans minimizing restrictive interventions and that have a direct link to individuals, and families of individuals, with forms of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, or developmental disabilities, such as autism.

    “(d) Authorization of appropriations.—There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $2,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2017 through 2021.

    “(e) Grant accountability.—All grants awarded by the Attorney General under this section shall be subject to the following accountability provisions:

  7. H.R. 4919 would, among other things, authorize federal grants to local agencies to fund the voluntary use of tracking devices to locate and safeguard patients with dementia or developmental disabilities (such as autism).

  8. I. Meet. Both. The. Requirements. &. I. Need. Help. ; My. Mother. Was. Taken. From. Her. Home; I. Was. Eviicted. From. From. The. Family. Home. ; My. Mother. Was. Hid. Out. From. Me. For. Nearly. A. Year.; Never. Informed. Of. Any. Hearings ; My. Birthright. Was. Stolen. By. Forging. My. Legal. Certified. Mail. (. Mail. Fraud. ). And. Sent. Back. To. The. Court. Without. My. Knowledge. Please. Help Me.

  9. I’m. Dealing. With. A. Nightmare. From. Hell. Rick. Black. Call. Me. 1 817 673 0832. Or. 817 913 2446. ASAP. God. Bless

  10. Another daughter // October 29, 2017 at 3:25 pm //

    Unbelievable that a healthy woman was guardianized, the home she so loved was sold before her money even ran out , drugged, bruised , multiple injuries and now in wheelchair bound , almost gone. She worked all her life for it all to be taken from her by force.

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