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New Mexico Bust Belies US Elder Guardian Crisis

September 7, 2017

By Juliette Fairley Friday, 01 Sep 2017 04:50 PM Current | Bio | Archive While the founders of Ayudando Guardians Inc. (Ayudando) defend themselves against charges of conspiracy, fraud, theft and money laundering, elder advocates nationwide contend that the offenses uncovered in New Mexico this year are not isolated incidents. “There’s more to this story than meets the eye,” said Dr. Sam Sugar, founder of the Florida-based Americans Against Abusive Probate Guardianship (AAAPG), a [- more...]

Florida: Judge rules guardian can’t bond out of jail with suspected clients’ money

July 31, 2017

Editor’s Note:  Long-time Florida guardian Fernando Gutierrez was arrested in late June 2017, on suspicions of using his clients’ money to fund his personal expenses (where have we recently heard these same accusations? New Mexico, perhaps. Or was it Nevada?) It was a very different Gutierrez who appeared before a judge in Florida, than the cocky, arrogant guardian who debated AAAPG Founder, Dr Sam Sugar, on Oct 19, 2015. CLEARWATER, Fla. – Professional guardian Fernando [- more...]

New book: The Family Guide to Preventing Elder Abuse

April 14, 2017

Thomas Lee Wright published the book The Family Guide to Prevention of Elder Abuse. It went on sale last Friday on Amazon and can be purchased for $12. Dr. Sam Sugar and I wrote chapter 8 of this easy to read 150 page paperback. Pick up a copy, all proceeds will go to the continued fight for greater protections of our nation’s elderly. The Family Guide to Preventing Elder Abuse: How to Protect Your Parents and Yourself: Thomas Lee Wright: 9781510716483: Amazon.com: [- 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...]

Video-Podcast: Justice Served with Andy Ostrowski

November 25, 2015

Wednesday, November 18 at 6 p,m, est, Dr. Sam Sugar, founder of the AAAPG was on the Twigs Cafe Radio show Justice Served with Andy Ostrowski Episode 16-2015-11-18.  It was a great interview, for which I received great feedback. I hope you find it worthy to share. Thank you, Dr. Sugar. It is my hope that this podcast can be used as a part of all of our efforts to continue to bring much-needed attention to Guardianship Abuse issues, with the goal of reform on a national level. Andy Ostrowski [- more...]

Video: Oct 19, 2015 Debate featuring Dr. Sam Sugar: Are Florida Seniors Endangered by Guardianship?

October 30, 2015

The following 2 videos are of the first Guardianship debate of its kind to ever be held.  Debated in Clearwater, Florida on October 19, 2015 between Advocate and  Founder of AAAPG Dr. Sam Sugar  and Professional Guardian Fernando Gutierrez, it is our hope that this debate serves as a rich source of knowledge about guardianship. Guardianship Debate: https://youtu.be/2So7kKepkNA Guardianship Debate Closing Comments and Q&A: https://youtu.be/d_7DvahfOVE   Along with our full length [- 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...]