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Nevada: Helen Natko convicted in guardianship abuse case

April 12, 2017

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) – A jury has convicted a Las Vegas woman who was the subject of a Contact 13 Investigation for crimes in a guardianship case. Helen Natko was found guilty of theft and exploitation of a vulnerable person. The victim was her long-time companion Del Mencarelli who passed away in July 2015. Contact 13 Chief Investigator Darcy Spears started looking into guardianship corruption nearly 3 years ago with Del’s case. Natko was appointed Del’s guardian. But Del’s [- more...]

Nevada: Las Vegas attorney in guardianship case charged

March 24, 2017

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) – A Las Vegas attorney involved in a guardianship abuse scandal faced a judge Wednesday. Noel Palmer Simpson worked for private guardian April Parks and three of her associates. Simpson is looking at two felony charges for theft and filing false documents. She is part of the sweeping guardianship abuse indictment involving more than 200 felony counts. According to court records, Simpson and Parks changed the beneficiary on an elderly client’s life insurance policy [- more...]

Nevada: Grand jury indicts Nevada guardian on more than 200 charges; arrests of attorney and guardians follow indictment

March 10, 2017

By COLTON LOCHHEAD LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL As a guardian, April Parks was tasked with caring for the elderly and infirm in Southern Nevada. As a guardian, she had full control over those people’s finances, their property and nearly every aspect of their lives. And as a guardian, Parks exploited at least 150 of those vulnerable Nevadans and “systemically bilked them out of their life savings,” law enforcement officials said Wednesday. “The only thing we beat them on, really, is we’re [- more...]

Nevada: Attorney indicted on theft and exploitation of the elderly charges

January 5, 2017

CLARK COUNTY (KTNV) – A Grand Jury secured an indictment against attorney Robert Graham on Tuesday. He faces three counts of theft and three counts of exploitation of an older/vulnerable person. Two counts of destroying evidence were also included in the indictment. RELATED: Local attorney abandons clients, according to Nevada State Bar Graham faces 1-10 years for each theft charge, 2-20 years for each exploitation charge, and up to 364 days in jail for destroying evidence. The District [- more...]