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Nevada: Family awarded $8.5 million in guardianship abuse case

November 27, 2017

By Darcy Spears Posted: 5:41 PM, Nov 21, 2017 LAS VEGAS (KTNV) – $8.5 million dollars. It’s a figure almost impossible to fathom for 81-year-old Rudy North. “And it’s time,” North said. “It’s taken over four years.” The autumn 2013 day that April Parks came to take guardianship over Rudy and his wife, Rennie, is a day they’ll never forget. “We were kidnapped from our house,” Rudy said. After Contact 13 exposed allegations of [- more...]

NPR: Who’s Guarding Against The Guardians?

October 5, 2017

From NPR’s On Point program, Who’s Guarding Against The Guardians? With guest host Jane Clayson. Court-approved guardians—strangers swooping in and taking over the lives of elderly people who are helpless to stop them. We’ll dig in on who, why and how. It’s an epic scandal targeting the elderly. For profit guardians—strangers— knocking on the doors of our most vulnerable people and taking total control of their finances and lives. Moving them out of their homes into [- 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...]

Nevada: 4 indicted in unprecedented guardianship abuse case, April Parks arrested in Pennsylvania

March 10, 2017

UPDATE MARCH 09: April Parks was arrested by local police in East Goshen Township, PA. The Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department charged Parks with being a fugitive from justice and she was arraigned.  Her bail was set at $500,000 dollars.  Parks was remanded to Chester County Prison pending extradition to Clark County, Nevada. ORIGINAL STORY LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — What started with a Contact 13 investigation has led to hundreds of felony charges against four suspects for the [- more...]

Nevada: KTNV’s Darcy Spears frees couple from Clark County’s guardianship system

July 2, 2015

By Darcy Spears. CREATED Jun 12, 2015 Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) — Free at last. That’s the case for one family after a two-year battle to get out of Clark County’s guardianship system. It’s the latest in a lengthy Contact 13 investigation that’s given families a voice in a system where they say they were silenced. Hugs and tears outside Family Court after a guardianship hearing that paved the way for Julie Belshe to take the last steps in bringing her torn apart family [- more...]