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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: 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...]

Florida: Attorney – ‘Courts have allowed this culture’, Part 4

January 14, 2016

The forth 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.   The conflict created for Colin by his wife working as a professional guardian [- more...]

Florida: Judge, wife benefit from frail seniors’ money, Part 1

January 14, 2016

The first 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 The savings of incapacitated seniors flow into the household of Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Martin Colin. This occurs courtesy of Colin’s wife — Elizabeth “Betsy” Savitt. She serves as a professional guardian, appointed by judges to make decisions for adults who no longer can take care of themselves. Savitt [- more...]