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Rhode Island: Richmond probate judge asks whether lawyers are taking too much from woman’s estate

April 19, 2017

By Tom Mooney Journal Staff Writer RICHMOND, R.I. — A contested probate case is raising questions about how a 90-year-old woman from Ohio became involuntarily committed to a Rhode Island assisted-living facility. The case of Rita Cole, of Cincinnati, has attracted the attention of an advocacy group called the Americans Against Abusive Probate Guardianship, which — along with a relative and friend of Cole’s — alleges that a court-appointed guardian had Cole committed to a Providence [- more...]

Court-ordered guardianship: “Legalized exploitation of the elderly”

March 25, 2017

Where is accountability for guardians’ actions? By Diane Dimond / Crime and Justice In my continuing effort to inform readers about what can happen when a family asks a judge to decide a dispute over what to do with their aging parent — may I call your attention, please, to the state of Nevada? The Sagebrush State spawned a court-appointed guardian to beat all others! Elder care guardian April Parks has now been slapped with a 200-count indictment charging her – along with her business [- more...]

California and the Nat’l Center on Elder Abuse

March 3, 2017

The following are emails exchanged between AAAPG and the National Center on Elder Abuse about predatory guardianships. From: Richard Black Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2017 6:37 AM To: National Center on Elder Abuse Cc: Kathy Greenlee; Dr Sam Sugar; Spectrum Institute; Laura Mosqueda MD; Dr. Debra Whitman Subject: Guardian Stories for Guardians by the National Center on Elder Abuse I applaud the story of guardian Ann Gugger you recently published on the National Center on Elder Abuse website. [- more...]

How Guardianship can easily turn to abuse

February 20, 2016

From the Albuquerque (NM) Journal, an article about Guardianship abuse –  in Pennsylvania.  We guess the rampant guardianship abuse cases all across New Mexico are simply too hot for the Albuquerque Journal to even report about, showing once again, the incredible power of the Judges in keeping all of their documented crimes and those of their court-appointees under total news black-out.  We welcome the day when the Albuquerque Journal finds it within itself to show the same concern for [- 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: “Judge’s history of debt: Foreclosures, IRS liens” Part 2

January 14, 2016

The second 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. How do you convince a god he is wrong? The nation as a whole is beset by unscrupulous guardians, some of whom have been charged with crimes. Florida passed its first effort at reform last legislative session, including applying criminal penalties [- more...]

Florida: Little common ground in debate on guardianship

October 20, 2015

By Barbara Peters Smith Published: Monday, October 19, 2015 at 3:59 p.m. http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20151019/ARTICLE/151019615/0/search?tc=ar CLEARWATER – With professional guardians on one side of a public library meeting room Monday, and those who consider themselves victims of Florida’s adult guardianship system on the other, little consensus was achieved in a debate on whether the current system endangers elders or safeguards them. Clearwater guardian Fernando [- more...]

Video: Watch a preview of AAAPG’s documentary “BROKEN–the fallout from Guardianship” on YouTube now

October 15, 2015

AAAPG has produced a documentary “BROKEN–the fallout from Guardianship” featuring numerous first-hand stories of abuse from our members and their families. This full length video tells the stories of how abusive guardians destroy estates, families and lives in graphic detail from cases across America. It explains how the system designed to protect the vulnerable has been twisted into a highly lucrative industry that exploits them instead. As a member of AAAPG, we are giving [- more...]
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